Synopsis: Late one evening, Brenda Martin, a thirty-seven year old Caucasian woman from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks, enters Dempsy Medical Center in Dempsy, New Jersey with minor injuries, but she is also emotionally distraught. One of the people to who she tells her story is Dempsy Police Detective Lorenzo Council, a black man. That story is that she was just carjacked by another unknown black man when she took a shortcut that she had never traveled between the Armstrong housing projects, where she works at the Rainbow Club, a children's center, and her home in Gannon, New Jersey. Her emotional distress is because her four year old son, Cody, was asleep in the back seat of the car and is thus now in the hands of the carjacker. Brenda's brother, Danny Martin, a police detective in Gannon, cannot help but get directly involved in the investigation despite he operating outside his jurisdiction. His actions do not sit well with Council, who he insinuates is not only not doing his job, b
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Joe Roth
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

- Yo, run the ball, fool!

- Come on, now.

That's good. Good.

Do it.

Welcome to the WBGO Journal.

I'm Doug Doyle.

Welcome to the WBGO Journal.

I'm Doug Doyle.

- Hey, Vicky.

- How you doing, Miss Jenkins?

I'm good, girl.

- No.

- No, you can't do that.

It's the man, right here.

- Five-0 say freeze!

- All right.

- Good seeing you, man.

- What's up, guys?

- How you doing, baby?

- Not good as you, D.

How come nobody around here

ever calls me "baby"?

- How you doing, baby?

- I'm doing good.

So, ladies, you seen

your brother Rafik anywhere?

What did he do now?

- Hey, Big Daddy.

- Rev, you good, man?

When you gonna

install these refrigerators?

We had to lock two boneheads up

last night for breaking in these crates.

Yeah, besides, some kid tries to

play house, could end up suffocated.

The maintenance fellow is on strike.

What am I supposed to do?

Put them in myself?

Lorenzo, you know those laptops

we ordered for the Rainbow Club?

- They didn't come with power cords.

- Talk to your housing manager here.

- How we supposed to use them?

- Ladies, tell Rafik to find me...

...before I find him, all right?

- All right.


I need for you to have

a man-to-man with Billy.

About what?

He started hitting me.

Can you believe that?

You scared?

All right. I'll sit his dumb ass down

and talk to him, okay?

Thank you.

- Yo, Rev, I'm out, babe.

- All right, baby.

- Good seeing you, bro.

- All right, baby.

Oh, Rafik. Just the knucklehead

I was looking for.

Right here, son.

Come on down.

You know what this is?

- A warrant.

- No. It's a Gannon warrant.

You didn't show for your hearing.

Hearing for what,

driving while black?

- Can you talk to him tonight? Please.

- Okay, okay. I'm gonna do it, all right?

Did you or did you not get stopped

in that town at 2 a. M... a nickel bag of weed on you?

- A nickel bag?

- What you doing...

...cruising through Gannon

in the middle of the night?

I was going home, son. Doing

the speed limit and everything. DWB.

You know how those rookies over

in Gannon are. They stop me.

- So you know.

- Hey, hey, hey. Don't try to relate.

First of all, lose the weed.

Now, they doing us a favor...

...letting us bring you in so your

booking will go smooth, feel me?

- I feel you.

- Jesus, I hate this f***ing place.

I am not gonna take any sh*t

for hopping the fence this time either.

No, it's cool. I'll handle it.

Rev, Bobby. Big Daddy,

how you be?

Well, same old, same old.

What's up?

Thought you said you guys were

gonna grab Rafik Dotson for us.

I did. And we will.

Hey. He said we would do it.

Yeah, no, no. We're not here for him.

We're picking us up...

...a Calvin Joy.

You know, you guys are supposed

to contact the local officers...

...before you come in here.

Rev, I just did.

I'm gonna go up with them.

- Base to South Investigator 15.

- South 15, go.

South 15, respond

to Medical Center Emergency Room.

See female vic of

a possible carjack at that location.

On our way.

Where the hell did Rafik go?

All units. Wanted: A carjacking

in the south district.

Nineteen ninety-four Toyota Camry,

four-door, color beige...

...New Jersey reg

773 Victor-Bravo-Kappa.

Vehicle occupied by black male,

5- foot-8 to 5-foot- 10.

Last seen driving out

the Armstrong Houses.



- Y'all see anything out here?

- No.

No. No, I ain't seen nothing.

- Anybody see anything?

- No.

- Lorenzo.

- What?

- Don't forget.

- Forget what?

Bobby, I'm going to the hospital.

- I'll be back for you.

- Twenty received.

- Thanks for waiting.

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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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