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Set It Off(1996)

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Stony, Cleo, Tisean and Frankie have been through a lot together while growing up in the projects of Los Angeles. They've been scammed by sleazy employers, slammed by heartless boyfriends, and slapped around by neighborhood cops. No matter how tough the going got--when one found herself in trouble, she had three life-long friends backing her up. Now comes the ultimate test. A tragic chain of events has brought these inseparable companions closer than ever. With their world in turmoil and their backs against the wall, they decide to seize their fortune--literally. Virtually overnight, the women spiral into an uncharacteristic world of crime. Targeting the banks of LA, the quartet rob the city's most vulnerable financial institutions. Flush with cash, they discover that easy money can inch them towards their elusive goal of escaping from the projects. But with the police hot on their trail, breaking out of prison may be easier than busting free from the 'hood.

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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1996 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
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  • Set It Off (1996)

    James Higgins 2010-04-24

    67/100. Good cast, Queen Latifah is particularly good. It also has a fine score. The plot has some holes in it, but overall it does what it intended, it... MORE>