Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. In this movie, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice Janet Jackson , a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run. In South Central L. Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime.
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A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed. While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.
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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. Four Black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.
It's being along time since I've seen a film that really took my breath away, but this shook me to my bones. What seems to start off as a stereotypical film about racial injustice, ends as a story of the highest calibre. The 4 leading ladies act to perfection, making the tragedy and heartbreak so real. If you don't cry at the end of this, I suggest you get out in the sunshine and thaw! Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.
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Taglines: Deal with this. The only breaks you get are the ones you take. Edit Did You Know? Trivia This was F. Gary Gray 's second feature film.