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Trespass (1992)

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2 firemen in a burning building get a treasure map. Stolen gold church items are hidden in a closed down factory in St. Louis. Once there, they're trapped in by a black gang considering it their territory. Lots of shooting.

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Walter Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Vince
Ice-T ... King James (as Ice T)
William Sadler ... Don
Ice Cube ... Savon
Art Evans ... Bradlee
De'voreaux White De'voreaux White ... Lucky
Bruce A. Young ... Raymond
Glenn Plummer ... Luther
Stoney Jackson ... Wickey
T.E. Russell ... Video
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Cletus (as Tiny Lister)
John Toles-Bey ... Goose
Byron Minns ... Moon
Tico Wells Tico Wells ... Davis
Hal Landon Jr. ... Eugene DeLong
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Storyline

Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies. Vince sees the shooting, the gang spots Vince, and extended mayhem ensues. As Vince and Don try to escape, gang leader King James argues with his subordinate Savon about how to get rid of the trespassers. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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They're in the wrong place at the wrong time. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Looters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,747,138
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The primary interior location was in Memphis, TN. Known as the Tennessee Brewery it was the home of Goldcrest 51 beer. Development of the facility is expected in the near future. See more »

Goofs

1990s cell phones were far less powerful than those of the 21st century. While it is a clever idea to use them as walkie talkies, the fact their signals would have be transmitted outside of the factory and then back in to be received as well the extant metal inside the building would have rendered them nearly useless. See more »

Quotes

Savon: You think you king of the street or somethin'. Ain't nobody king of the street.
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Connections

Featured in Born Losers: Bob Gale on 'Trespass' (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Quick Way Out
Written by WC (as W.C.) and Coolio
Performed by WC (as W.C.) and The Maad Circle
Courtesy of Priority Records, Inc.
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Fast and Furious
1 October 1999 | by ElbowSee all my reviews

Trespass is an action movie. No doubt about it. But to judge it accordingly would be a mistake. Walter Hill, one of the best action directors ever, is at the helm of this movie, which automatically makes it worth a look.

The movie concerns a couple of hick fire fighters (Bill Paxton and Bill Sadler, in great roles): one a classic hick, the other a borderline psycho, chasing treasure in the ghetto. They eventually cross paths with some big-time G's (gangsters) led by Ice-T and Ice Cube.

The story still sounds familiar, and for Hill it is a return to certain familiar territory. Like many of his pictures the movie centers around machismo and male posturing, but not since Hill's 48HRS had he done a film that contained some subtle social commentary on race relations, and paranoid stereotyping. There are fierce gun battles as expected, and the story is never boring. "Die Hard in the Ghetto" , may have been an equally suitable title.

The movie is tense , funny and great, and sadly, was ignored at the box-office during its' Christmas 1992 release. Fortunately, it has been immortalized on home video and DVD.


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