Closed Capationed Starring: Harvey Keitel & Mekhi Phifer Director: Spike Lee R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 5, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Biographies: Cast & Crew
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblinks

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 09/21/1995
"...CLOCKERS thunders home with the bruising urgency of a story that needs to be told..."
USA Today - 09/13/1995
"...Powerful....Lee captures the despair, self-delusion, occasional terror and frequent humor of a praised and popular novel..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 09/22/1995
"...Electrifying....A work of staggering intelligence and emotional force..." -- Rating: A
Variety - 09/04/1995
"...Lindo oozes command and charisma..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/13/1995
"...CLOCKERS, Lee's eighth feature in nine years, demonstrates how accomplished a filmmaker he has become, securely in control of plot, actors and imagery..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/13/1995
"...Lee, a born filmmaker, moves among the points of view....Lee finds poetry and humor in all of his stories..."

Product Description:

Director Spike Lee examines the violent world of urban drug dealing through the eyes of Strike (Mekhi Phifer), a 19-year-old "clocker," short for round-the-clock pusher. Strike agrees to kill a fellow employee of his boss Rodney Little (Delroy Lindo), an influential, popular drug lord. But when the hit goes down, it is Strike's moral, law-abiding brother Victor (Isaiah Washington) who confesses, shocking everyone. The detective assigned to the case, Rocco Klein (Harvey Keitel), doesn't believe Victor--the more that Klein, along with others in Strike's life, start putting the heat on, the more the clocker finds himself up against the wall. The question is: Who is the real killer' A gritty, realistic adaptation of Richard Price's best-selling novel, Lee's film is also one of his most highly invigorating. Shooting with a gritty, washed-out film stock, with startling moments of saturated primary color, CLOCKERS feels like a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily lives of a group of New York City drug dealers, featuring a star-making performance by Phifer.

Plot Synopsis:

An up-and-coming Brooklyn "clocker" (an all-hours crack cocaine dealer) has his existence turned upside down when his law-abiding brother takes the rap for the murder of a rival dealer. A gritty, realistic adaptation of Richard Price's best-selling novel, the film is shot in provocative, evocative style by Spike Lee, starring Delroy Lindo, Harvey Keitel, Isaiah Washington, and Mekhi Phifer.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: September 13, 1995.
  • Shot on location in New York City and Mexico.
  • CLOCKERS was originally supposed to be directed by Martin Scorsese, with Robert DeNiro in the role of Rocco Klein. The pair decided to film CASINO instead, and Lee stepped in; Scorsese remained a producer.
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  • Sales Rank: 41,335
  • UPC: 025192001628
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