Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1999.
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Includes English and French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Pee Wee Love.
Director, Spike Lee ; producers, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, John Kilik ; executive producers, Rosalie Swedlin, Monty Ross ; co-producer, Richard Price ; screenplay, Richard Price, Spike Lee ; original music, Terence Blanchard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
Based on the book by Richard Price.
MPAA rating: R.
Two brothers grow up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, but they are as opposite as good and evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His 19-year-old brother, Strike, hangs out with his friends on a bench and sells crack cocaine. Strike agrees to kill a rival dealer as a favor to Rodney, the neighborhood drug kingpin, but when the man is murdered, it is Victor who confesses. Detective Rocco Kleine won't buy Victor's confession, and begins to attempt to break down the stories of both brothers in order to save Victor.
Special features: cast & filmmakers' bios; theatrical trailer; web links.
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