Dead Presidents

Dead Presidents

DVD - 1998
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"On the streets, they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war, only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist--a daring robbery of an armored car filled with unmarked U.S. currency!"--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1998]
ISBN: 9781558908390
Branch Call Number: DVD DEAD PR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English, or dubbed French with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned


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Jul 26, 2016

1995 film by the Hughes Brothers that is an erratic follow up to their intense, violent hood film "Menace II Society." Part of the problem is that it's trying to be like 4 different films. It starts as a coming of age story in Bronx, then the protagonist goes to Vietnam, where he's traumatized, returns to the Bronx and tries to resume his life, but then resorts to crime. It was billed as more of an action heist movie, but they don't get to this until the end of the film. A soundtrack of great 70s soul and R&B songs (James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Al Green) is one of its more notable features. Larenz Late, who was also in "Menace II Society," Chris Tucker, Keith David, and Terrence Howard star. Part of the wave of black films of the 90s ("Boyz N the Hood," "Jungle Fever," "Fresh,"
"Just Another Girl on the IRT," "Straight Out of Brooklyn").

lasertravis Feb 08, 2012

Entertaining vietnam era action crime drama. The way the movie moves from before the war to after the war is done well. Not very well acted overall. The story was pretty well written and the ending was very exciting.


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