Once in the Life (Signature Series)

Starring: Eamonn Walker & Titus Welliver Director: Laurence Fishburne  Rated: R: Restricted
Once in the Life (Signature Series)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Laurence Fishburne - Director

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by , &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Once in the life, always in the life, Mikey. You know that."
  - Tony "the Tiger" (Eamonn Walker) to 20-20 Mike (Laurence Fishburne)

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/17/2000
"...Fiery urban-scuzz eloquence....Gangster ruthlessness with all the glamour singed away." -- Rating: B
Los Angeles Times - 10/27/2000
"...Deft and imaginative....In this handsome, graceful film, Fishburne has found the stuff of tragedy in an urban, streetwise melodrama..."

Plot Keywords:

Brothers | Crime | Drug Dealers | Friends | Heists | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 27, 2000.
  • The film was shot on location in New York City.
  • The film premiered at the Chicago Film Festival on October 10, 2000, where Laurence Fishburne was given the Career Achievement Award.
  • Actor Paul Calderon (Manny Rivera) made his New York stage debut with Laurence Fishburne and Ving Rhames in the play SHORT EYES.
  • Eamonn Walker (Tony "the Tiger") won a CableAce Award for his work on the HBO series OZ as Kareem Said.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 031398849728
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item