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Set It Off (1996)

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Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.

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F. Gary Gray

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Takashi Bufford (story), Takashi Bufford (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Stony (as Jada Pinkett)
Queen Latifah ... Cleo
Vivica A. Fox ... Frankie
Kimberly Elise ... Tisean
John C. McGinley ... Detective Strode
Blair Underwood ... Keith
Vincent Baum Vincent Baum ... Jajuan
Van Baum Van Baum ... Jajuan
Chaz Lamar Shepherd ... Stevie (as Chaz Lamar Shepard)
Thomas Jefferson Byrd ... Luther (as Thom Byrd)
Charles Robinson ... Nate (as Charlie Robinson)
Ella Joyce ... Detective Waller
Anna Maria Horsford ... Ms. Wells
Samantha MacLachlan ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy dobás See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,807,451, 10 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,049,108, 2 March 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah would reunite 21 years later in Girls Trip (2017) once again playing close friends. See more »

Goofs

When Cleo crashes through the bank with the SUV and picks up the girls, the tire marks can be seen already in the carpet before they reverse and crash into the adjacent restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Lida 'Stony' Newsom: [while talking in a parking lot] Frankie, please! Please, ain't nobody here gonna rob no bank!
Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton: No, lets just go in'er and BLOW IT THE FUCK UP!
Cleo: [laughs loudly]
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Alternate Versions

When Stoney arrives at Keith's house in her colourful attire, he goes upstairs. In the Directors Cut, a scene is added in which Stoney opens the door to two police men enquiring residents of the area about the recent car theft in the area. Stoney panics, but Keith calms her down. See more »

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Please Don't Go
Written by Floyd Dixon (uncredited)
Performed by Floyd Dixon
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Good Movie
27 August 2003 | by john.foulksSee all my reviews

Being a Queen Latifah fan and also Jada Pinkett Smith , this movie was good, not all that great because of the typical sterotype saga of blacks robbing banks. I think one of the best scenes was when they were at work around the big round table portraying and imitating the Godfather, and of course when Queen Latifah met her dome in the hail of bullets after she rode past the bridge.


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