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Synopsis: The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Mario Van Peebles
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Welcome right here to the spotlite,

where we make the beat right...

...and we can't fight.

So leave your drugs and go home.

D.J. Clark Kent.

Rocking from turntable number 1

to turntable number 2.

Just like he want to do.

You going to frisk me too?

Yo, my boy, Nino in the house.

Yo, Nino. What's up?

You want a flower?

I think you'll like him.

Here he is.

What's up, crew?

Nino, your girl looks good.

You must like slumming, Kareem.

Why would a high-class guy like you

leave a good computer job at the bank...

...come all the way uptown

by gypsy cab... work among a den of thieves?

I'm no dummy.

It's basic common sense and arithmetic.

The difference between

them paying me $800 a week...

...and you paying me $8,000 a week.

I think my cousin also likes the fact...

...that you're in the tradition

of Joe Kennedy.


Good. Because you got to rob

to get rich in the Reagan era.

They running a strange program.

More poor and disenfranchised folks

than this place has ever seen.

They try to act like it don't exist.

Meanwhile, the rich get richer...

And the poor don't get a thing.

Times like these, people want

to get high. Real high and real fast.

And this is going to do it.

And make us rich.

I mean, what,

people going crazy over this?

It look like cracked-off pieces of soap.

The Colombians and Dominicans

have shown us the way.

The sh*t is large.

But we'll do it differently.

No more selling on street corners.

Change the product,

you change the marketing strategy.

I've seen the future.

And its name is the Carter.

Hold up. The Carter Apartments,

that joint is big.

We're talking about

combinating and consolidating.

You're taking over The Carter?

We taking over The Carter. We going to

bum-rush the whole damn thing.

Now just imagine,

if the tenants cooperate, it's lovely.

They become loyal customers.

If they don't, f*** it. It's like

in Beirut, they become live-in hostages.

We going to set up a lab here

to make the product.

You hook up the computer, watch out for

the workers, the money and the product.

The Duh Duh Man, Keisha,

we need security... ward off the rival crews,

screen customers.

We also need lookouts..., here and here.

Alert us of 5-0.

One place to make the product,

one place to collect our money.

We will own this f***ing city.

You's a genius, man. A pure, un...

Unadulterated. Would you please shut

the f*** up before you have a seizure?

Hey, man, suck my dick.

It's a brilliant plan.

But one thing does concern me, though.

That curry-goat-eating, skinny-ass

Fat Smitty.

He controls the Carter.

Time to sing that fat b*tch a lullaby.

Rock-a-bye baby.

He'll be hanging with Elvis.

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Thomas Lee Wright

Thomas Lee Wright, an American writer and Academy Award nominated filmmaker, is best known for his timely and powerful documentaries, including "Edith+Eddie" (producer) which won the IDA (International Documentary Association) Best Short award and an Oscar nomination, "Eight-Tray Gangster" (director) for the Discovery Channel which tells the story of L.A.'s Rodney King riots from a gang member's perspective, and the award-winning WTO 'Battle in Seattle' chronicle "Trade Off" (producer) for Human Rights Watch. Three of his films deal with war veterans - "The Long Ride Home" (director), "To Them That's Gone" (exec producer) and "Last Flag Flying" (exec producer) which he developed as a feature film for director Richard Linklater, starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne. Wright also penned the original screenplay for the Warner Brothers hit "New Jack City" starring Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock and Ice-T, which the New York Times called "an urban classic" on the 25th anniversary of its premiere. A Minnesota native, Wright attended Harvard University, writing and directing plays and earning a degree in English Literature with honors, then studied Irish Theater at Trinity College, Dublin, while playing point guard for its national championship basketball team. Moving to Los Angeles, Wright became a story editor at Walt Disney and Columbia Pictures, before serving as a creative executive at Paramount Pictures, where he helped develop "48 HRS", "Trading Places", "Flashdance" and other movies. Wright's treatment for "The Godfather, Part Three" launched his screenwriting career and led to writing projects for every major studio and many of Hollywood's top producers, including Peter Guber, Dino De Laurentiis, Mike Medavoy, Daniel Melnick and Don Simpson, among others. Wright co-wrote a pair of definitive widely-used books about filmmaking - 'Working in Hollywood' traces the making of a motion picture through tasks performed by 64 different workers behind the scenes, and 'American Screenwriters' which is a collection of interviews with top writers discussing the craft and business of screenwriting. more…

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