- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Dolby Surround Sound - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 02/04/1993
"...TRESPASS is an action powerhouse, brimming with high style and low cunning..."
USA Today - 12/24/1992
"...TRESPASS is strictly for fun, a gold-rush movie for the urban generation..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/08/1993
"...[An] up-to-the-minute urban thriller....Hill knows how to zing the audience, and his 'existential' approach to action remains edgy and enjoyable..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/25/1992
"...[Ice-T and Ice Cube] both demonstrate once again that they're impressive actors..."
Two Arkansas fire fighters find a map that leads to hidden gold stashed in an abandoned East St. Louis tenement. But while searching for the loot, the two accidentally witness a drug-related murder. Suddenly they find themselves trapped in an urban nightmare, hunted by a vicious gang of streetwise killers that take no prisoners.
Vince and Don, two hick firemen from Arkansas, head for East St. Louis after being tipped off about some stolen gold buried in an abandoned factory building. While searching for the loot, Vince and Don collide with black gang members who are in the process of executing one of their rivals. When the gang goes after them, Vince and Don manage to keep the youths at bay by taking the gang leader's brother hostage. Trapped inside the ruined factory, Vince and Don, spurred by greed, continue to search for the gold, while outside the gang members arm themselves with high-tech weapons and gear up for the violent and inevitable confrontation.
Theatrical Release |
- Filmmakers changed the name of the film from "Looters" to "Trespass" after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, because they worried that the original title would provoke controversy.
- Loosely based on John Huston's 1948 classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," which starred Humphrey Bogart.
- Filmed in DeLuxe color in Atlanta and Memphis (which were used to simulate the East St. Louis setting).
- Additional song credits: Daddy Nitro performs with Ice T on "Depths of Hell;" "Quick Way Out" by W.C. and Coolio, performed by W.C. and The Maad Circle; "You Know What I'm About" by and performed by Lord Finesse; "Gotta Do What I Gotta Do" by (in addition to H. Shocklee) C. Ridenhour, G. G-Wiz, and K. Shocklee; "I'm Gonna Smoke Him" by Donald Lamont and Bilal Bashir, performed by Donald D; "Don't Be a 304" by Jason Lewis, performed by AMG; "I Check My Bank" by and performed by Sir Mix-A-Lot; "Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)" by (in addition to Christopher Martin) Keith Elam, performed by Gang Starr; "On the Wall" by and performed by Black Sheep.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Copyright 1992 Universal City Studios, Inc.