Two brothers risk death battling the Mob for control over their own neighborhood and lives.
Terence Blanchard - Composer, WAIST DEEP (2006)
Michael Helmy - Art Director
Wesley Snipes - Actor, BLADE
Michael Wright - Actor
Abe Vigoda - Detective Phil Fish of TV's "Barney Miller"
Leon Ichaso - Film/TV Director
Ernie Hudson - American actor, GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Gary Karr - Editor
Rudy Langlais - Film producer
Gregory Brown - Producer
Clarence Williams III - Star, Film and TV (Mod Squad), late '60s-present
Barry Michael Cooper - Screenwriter
Theresa Randle - American Supporting Actress
Roemello Skuggs has seen a lot of pain and tragedy in his life: his mother overdosed on heroin when he was just a child, his father was seriously shot by a vengeful drug lord, and his brother Raynathan has followed in their parents' footsteps, both taking and dealing narcotics. Roemello wants out of this dangerous and destructive world... but somehow events keep conspiring to pull him back in.
The FoxVideo laserdisc #1624-85 is a Collector's Edition and includes director Leon Ichaso's audio commentary on the alternate soundtrack and scenes cut from the theatrical release. Copyright 1993 Ghiznost Pictures Corporation. Available to rent in the UK. Filmed in DeLuxe. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification. Co-produced in the US by South Street Entertainment and Ghiznost Pictures. Screenwriter Bary Michael Cooper drew on the experiences of his childhood friends from Harlem to produce the script.
"...A performance by Snipes of pressurised grace..." - 10/01/1994 Sight and Sound, p.52-3
"...Directed with care..." - 02/25/1994 USA Today, p.4D
"...Randle is lovely...and Abe Vigoda is a welcome presence..." - 09/13/1993 Variety
"...[Certain] scenes showcase the acting styles of a cast that is deep in ability. Snipes' authoritative performance is no surprise; his status as a preeminent screen actor grows with every picture..." - 02/25/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F1