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Butter (1998)

Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her foster brother/... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shemar Moore ... Freddy Roland
Nia Long ... Carmen Jones
Ernie Hudson ... Curtis '8-Ball' Harris
Donnie Wahlberg ... Rick Damon
Tony Todd ... Benzo Al
Terrence Howard ... Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Donald Faison ... Khaleed
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Blusette Ford (as Salli Richardson)
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... House
Badja Djola ... Roscoe
Nick Corello Nick Corello ... Marrotta
Robert Miano ... Visconti
Samantha Phillips ... Dina
Adjoa Middleton Adjoa Middleton ... Trinidad
Esauron Vaughan Esauron Vaughan ... Rapper
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Storyline

Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her foster brother/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the real killers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Number One... With A Bullet!

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic violence, strong language and brief nudity
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never 2 Big See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Freddy pulls up in a Dodge Viper at Carmen's house. When they try to get away, Freddy hits his panic button to his car and the car explodes; the car is no longer a Dodge Viper. Looks like a Ferrari body kit. See more »

Quotes

Rick Damon: Never too big...
8-Ball: To say hello.
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Host of known black actors can't save this one
30 March 2006 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

As hard as Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, and Terrance Howard tried they couldn't do enough to save this Luke-warm movie. As a matter of fact, if it were not for the afore-mentioned actors I would have given this movie a 2 or 3. The acting in this movie was borderline terrible, the directing was even worse, and whoever wrote the script completely failed. This was the most unintriguing who-dun-it film I've watched in some time. The climactic scenes were anti-climactic, the "twist" was ho-hum if not predictable, and the ending was just criminal. This movie seemed to be something more for start up actors as opposed to the seasoned actors in the movie. It was a nice try, but it just didn't meet the mark.


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