- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 9, 2003
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Laurence Fishburne - Director
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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 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..."
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- 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.