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Set It Off (1996)

Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another.

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Cast

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Lida 'Stony' Newsom (as Jada Pinkett)
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Vincent Baum ...
Jajuan
Van Baum ...
Jajuan
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Stevie Newsom (as Chaz Lamar Shepard)
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Luther (as Thom Byrd)
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Nate Andrews (as Charlie Robinson)
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Detective Waller
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Ms. Wells
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Ursula
Samuel Monroe Jr. ...
Lorenz
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Storyline

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. Written by Robert Drake <robert.drake@index.com>

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Deal with this. The only breaks you get are the ones you take. See more »


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Rated R for strong graphic violence, pervasive language, some sex and drug use | See all certifications »

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6 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,807,451 (USA) (10 November 1996)

Gross:

$36,049,108 (USA) (2 March 1997)
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Dr. Dre made his first on screen appearance as a weapons dealer in this movie. See more »

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When Cleo breaks into the car and is opening the door, T.T. opens the back door before it could possibly be unlocked by Cleo. See more »

Quotes

Cleo: [as she punches luther in the hotel] CLIMB-OUT THE PUSSY LUTHER!
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Referenced in NewsRadio: Complaint Box (1997) See more »

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Love Theme From The Godfather
Composed by Nino Rota
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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Meet some of your less positive feelings
19 June 2004 | by (Eindhoven, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A great movie for those peoples that like to empathize with a movie.

If you let yourself have the same feelings as the characters in the

movie have you might have strong emotions like: despair, feeling

trapped and injustice.

You might even find, that choices you can't comprehend are suddenly

very logical.

For peoples that don't let their feelings participate in watching the

movie. I imagine this movie is less appealing.


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