Synopsis: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little, who, when not playing with model trains or drinking Moo for his ulcer, just likes to chill with his brothers near the benches outside the project houses. When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn't buy the story, however, and sets out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Spike Lee
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


There is a place

That is so hard to find

Behind the walls

We build inside our minds

Some break the walls

Some break the rules

Some even

get things changed

And when they do

that leads to the truth

Yet questions still remain

But all that it's saying

Somewhere in life

there's a joy to be

Between the hope

and reality

There in a mirror

and then the street

That's where you'll find

People in search of a life

And what of love

Is that a point of view?

And when you're alone

It can seem so confused

That's when a friend

can pull you in

Lend you a helping hand

But what happens when

your only friend

Sells you out in the end

How do you face it?

Somewhere in life

there's a joy to be

Between the hope and reality

There in a mirror

and then the street

That's where you'll find

People in search of a life

In search of a life


Searchin '

Lookin' in a bottle

Lookin' in a needle

Lookin' in the street

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Searchin '




Straight from Brooklyn,

better known as Crooklyn

Never take us short

cos Brooklyn's the borough

Straight from Brooklyn,

better known as Crooklyn

Never take us short

cos Brooklyn's the borough

We did it like that

and now we do it like this

We did it like that

and now we do it like this


Now the clock hits

Who got the cocaine?

Don't tell me it's the

little kids on Soul Train

The metaphor sent

from my brain to my jaw

It comes from other places,

not the typical places

Journalistic values are yellow

and then the court falters

You watch Channel Zero

and that b*tch Barbara Walters

She'll have you believe

black invented crack

When President Lyndon had to form a

law way back in '63 with Kennedy

Yes, the double-cross

Remember that's when they

blew his f***ing head off

Vietnam vets come back

lookin' like one-armed pets

Mixin' thoughts, purer text

No picket fence,

no job, no ATM in the car

Blue collar

comes to bourgeois

Depressed in your chest...

Chuck D is the bomb, boy.


Get the f*** outta here.

Chuck D ain't sh*t.

That n*gger Chuck D is assed out,

and the rest of Public Enemy.

That what I'm sayin'.

Speech, motherf***er.

What about him?

Speech? He

a b*tch-ass n*gger.

How the f*** this thing gonna

say Chuck D the hardest rapper?

N*gger ain't

never shot nobody.

You gotta be

hard nowadays!

First of all, I know

n*ggers ain't slappin'

b*tches up.

They ain't takin' p*ssy.

N*ggers ain't shootin' sh*t up,

ain't done time for murder.

How the f*** they hard?

Do what you gonna do. I ain't

buyin' sh*t that ain't hard-core.

You ain't gotta shoot nobody

to prove you're hard-core.

Hold on.

Only n*ggers

I have representin'

is my man Tupac,

G Rap and Wu-Tang.

Motherfuckin' Dr. Dre,

straight up.

You said it.

No f***in' around.

N*ggers talkin' all

this positive sh*t.


world ain't positive.

That's why motherfuckin' sex and

violence sell more records.

All I'm saying is I like

positive rappers, get it?

Get the f*** outta here.

Them n*ggers

ain't homeboys.

Put them poor-ass

n*ggers over there.

Come on, yo, yo.

Forget that sh*t, man.

We gots to be

about business.

You ain't supposed

to be over here.

Get your ass over there! You

supposed to be on the lookout.


ain't no joke.

It's hot outside, man.

We gots

to get that money.

I understand that,

but it's hot.


What's up, man?

What's up, man?

How ya doin'?

What you need?

What you got today?

I got red caps. They're phat.

Two for one, man.

Lemme take two.

Two? All right, hang tight.


all right, man?



You know that, man.

Children of the ghetto

Runnin' wild and free

In a concrete jungle

Filled with misery

There's no inspiration...

What's up, man?

You got the money?

Keep an eye out,

all right?

Raise up!


Come here!

Get off me, man!

Get off me!

Hey, Strike, where's the f***in' dope?

Stand the f*** up.

Where the vials at, man?

I know you're carrying.

Collars for dollars. What the f*** is this?

The local church?

Yes. Ah, gotcha!

What you doin'? I got nothin'!

Why you checking me for?

Get the f*** off my ass! I don't play

that maricon sh*t, all right, man.

I love the smell

of surprise...

Smell your

f***in' breath.

It smells like victory,

brother! Victory!

Always in the news

Toughness is their motto

And bitter

are their blues...

Open your f***in' mouth.

Lift up your f***in' tongue.

Lemme see under

your tongue. Open.

Take off your f***ing

pants, or whatever

you f***ing call 'em.

Dicky check time.

Spread your butt cheeks, man.

Spread 'em. Let's go.

Let's see under your balls.

You know I hate doin' this.

Lemme see under

your ball bag.

Strike's balls.

Strikes and balls.

Three-two, full count.

Basesloaded with bacon strips.

Pull up your pants, b*tch.

Man, where's your

personal hygiene?

You're a motherfucking liar. I change

my drawers every day. I stays clean!

Let's get the f***

outta here. It's over!

See you later, bro.

F*** you, too, man.

F*** whoever you...

Some n*ggers

had you assed out.

Glad to

be of service, fellas!

Somebody gonna drop a

cylinder block on your ass!

Take that f***ing

gun and badge...

Ain't got the stomach

for this sh*t no more, man.

You see my doctor yet?

Huh? You go see my doctor

like I told you?

That Moo sh*t is what's killin' you.

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Richard Price

Richard Price (23 February 1723 – 19 April 1791) was a British moral philosopher, nonconformist preacher and mathematician. He was also a political pamphleteer, active in radical, republican, and liberal causes such as the American Revolution. He was well-connected and fostered communication between a large number of people, including several of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Price spent most of his adult life as minister of Newington Green Unitarian Church, on the outskirts of London. He also wrote on issues of demography and finance, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society. more…

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