Director: Michael Rymer
Writer(s): Michael Henry Brown, Paul Aaron
Starring: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Stanley Tucci, Hill Harper, Jake Weber, Richard Brooks, David Patrick Kelly, Pam Grier, Veronica Webb, Ron Canada, Robert LaSardo, Gano Grills, Ivonne Coll, Don Harvey, Jermaine Dupri, Lloyd Adams, Philip Akin, Anna Carolina Alvim, Karina Arroyave, Richard Blackburn, Kevin Chapman, K.C. Collins, Shane Daly, Brenda Denmark, Guillermo Díaz, Aunjanue Ellis, Delores Etienne, Sticky Fingaz, Wendii Fulford, Brian Furlong, Catherine Goudier, Jackie Hargrave, Edward Heeley, Howard Hoover, Tatum Hunter, Camille James, Claire Johnson, Hassan Johnson, Dustin Leonard, Jordan Leonard, Toya Alexis, Yvette Martin, Michie Mee, Mya, Toby Proctor, Alex Restrepo, Victor Rivers, Shyheim Franklin, Stephen Graham Simpson, David Spates, Lenore Thomas, Angel Torres, Katherine Trowell, Avery Kidd Waddell, Douglas Embry, Richard Doone, Kenneth Garner, WBBrown II, Nas, Derrick Simmons, Jenny Wallace
Synopsis: Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack dealer Dwayne Gittens aka “God”. Gittens is known as a family man and a man of the people, contributing to his community and helping those in need. However, there is another side to him, a ruthless leader of a criminal empire who will torture or kill anyone without question. Over time, Cole develops a close friendship with Gittens. Cole’s superiors worry that the line between cop and bad guy is getting blurred and that both identities are becoming one. Cole’s loyalties are put to the ultimate test just as there is enough evidence to take Gittens down for good.
Release Date: August 25, 1999 (USA) | Length: 95 min | Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and drug content.
Note: I need to watch this film to better identify people.