Set It Off


1h 40m 1996

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Southern California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Chuck Aaron

Stunts

Michael Adams

Stunts

Norma Allard

Driver

Allen Alsobrook

Coproducer

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Rick Avery

Stunts

Carmen Avila

Accounting Assistant

Lafaye Baker

Stunts

Brad Baltzell

Driver

Thomas J Baquet

Driver

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Bruce Barbour

Stunts

Perry Barndt

Stunts

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunts

Derrick Bartole

Grip

Charles Belardinelli

Stunts

Charles Belardinelli

Special Effects

Dia B Bell

Set Production Assistant

Tom Bellissimo

Special Effects Supervisor

Tom Bellissimo

Stunts

Frank Benetti

Driver

John Lendale Bennett

Stunts

Myron Bitting

Technical Advisor

Roy Blackwell

Other

Vaughn R Bladen

Driver

Matt Boatright-simon

Set Production Assistant

Merlin Bobb

Music Producer

Simone Boisseree

Stunts

Michelangelo Csaba Bolla

Assistant Director

Ray Bolton

Production

Anna Bonn

Other

Brian W Boyd

Post-Production Assistant

Curtiss Bradford

Gaffer

Dan Bradley

Stunts

Bob Bralver

Stunts

Daniel Brooks

Driver

Lisa M Brown

Other

Anthony Brubaker

Stunts

Takashi Bufford

Screenplay

Takashi Bufford

Story By

Takashi Bufford

Coproducer

Takashi Bufford

From Story

Elvira Burton

Driver

Nelson Bush

Art Department Coordinator

Hal Buton

Stunts

Lila Byall

Assistant Camera Operator

Gary L Camp

Assistant Camera Operator

Steve Carmer

Grip

John N Carter

Editor

Therese Cathcart

Production Coordinator

Phil Chong

Stunts

Peter Chrimes

Key Grip

Lynda Cipperley

Driver

Roydon Clark

Stunts

Vidal Cohen

Best Boy Grip

Stephen Collins

Camera Operator

John Conte

Driver

David Crockett

Production Accountant

Gabriel Cubos

Boom Operator

Paul Curtis

Foley Editor

Gary Dahlquist

Other

Ara Darakjian

On-Set Dresser

Jadie David

Stunts

Mark Shane Davis

Key Grip

Miles Davis

Song Performer

Miles Davis

Song

Steve Dawes

Special Thanks To

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Vincent Deadrick

Stunts

Andrew Decristofaro

Sound Editor

Robert J Degus

Associate Producer

Vince Del Castillo

Transportation Coordinator

Kelsee Devoreaux

Other

Floyd Dixon

Song

Floyd Dixon

Song Performer

Rob Dohan

Location Manager

Carol Dorsey

Assistant

April Duncan

Other

Scott A Dunley

Stunts

Troy Eddleston

Props

Ryan Effner

Props

Disraeli Ellison

Set Production Assistant

Erik Ellner

Production

Frank Endewardt

Other

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Almon E Epperson

Technical Advisor

David Farmer

Sound Effects Editor

Jennifer W Farmer

Script Supervisor

Sol Feldthouse

Other

Robert Fernandez

Other

Glory Fioramonti

Stunts

Kevin Fish

Driver

Marc Fishman

Rerecording Assistant

Kevin 'rambo' Fitzgerald

Best Boy Grip

Elisabeth Flaum

Sound Effects Editor

John J Flynn

Technical Advisor

Michael R Francis

Production Assistant

William Freesh

Rerecording

Ken Fritz

Driver

Frank A Fuller

Sound Effects Editor

Hector G Gallardo

Driver

Marshall Garlington

Rerecording Assistant

Kevin Garnett

Video Assist/Playback

Brian Geer

Foley Mixer

Ivan Genit

Accountant

Dawn Gilliam

Script Supervisor

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Jeffrey A Gold

Driver

Jarek Gorczycki

Best Boy

Regina Gordon

Assistant Director

Marvin Graham

Driver

Donnie Grant

Other

F. Gary Gray

Executive Producer

Jim Green

Casting

Ora Green

Hair Stylist

Barry Gremillion

Location Manager

Alexander Griffiths

Grip

Basil Bryant Grillo

Dga Trainee

Alex Gruzdev

Rerecording

Gerardo Gutierrez

Grip

Dick Hancock

Stunts

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunts

Tony Hoffman

Product Placement

Paulette Holmon

Costume Supervisor

Larry Holt

Stunts

Gregory S Hoslet

Driver

Chris Howell

Stunts

Phillis Hyman

Song Performer

Ernie Isley

Song

O'kelley Isley

Song

R B Isley

Song

R Isley

Song

Dean Jackson

Grip

Zac Jackson

Set Production Assistant

Claudette James

Other

Richard Johnson

Adr

Richard R Johnson

Props

John Paul Jones

Property Master

John R Kachorsky

Props

Scott Kanyuck

Other

Diana Kaufman

Post-Production Supervisor

Donna Keegan

Stunts

Christopher Kennedy

Music Editor

Hubie Kerns Jr.

Stunts

Chaka Khan

Song Performer

Robb Wilson King

Production Designer

Barbara Anne Klein

Stunts

Gladys Knight

Song Performer

Oren Koules

Producer

Jon Kranhouse

Photography

Jim Krase

Props

Marc Labeaune

Driver

Iya Labunka

Line Producer

Kate Lanier

Screenplay

Queen Latifah

Song Performer

Fred Learner

Stunts

Robert Lee

Driver

Lewis

Song

Ramsey Lewis

Song Performer

Jason Lezama

Sound Editor

Richard Lightstone

Sound Mixer

Robert Limon

Driver

Frank Lloyd

Stunts

Lance Lombardo

Set Decorator

Angie Lotto

Other

Laura Macias

Foley Artist

Larry Mah

Other

Richard D Mariana

Production

John Marshall

Assistant Art Director

Andrea Monica Martin

Song

Andrea Monica Martin

Song Performer

Andrew Matthews

Consultant

Denver Mattson

Stunts

James Maurer

Driver

Tony Mazzucchi

Grip

James Mcadams

Set Designer

Pilar Mccurry

Music Supervisor

Dwayne Mcgee

Stunts

Ray Mclaughlin

Transportation Captain

Kelsey Mcneal

Camera

Michael Melamed

Set Production Assistant

Paul Menichini

Sound Effects Editor

Sandra Middleton

Assistant Director

Bob Minor

Stunt Coordinator

Bob Minor

Stunts

Rita Minor

Other

Roger Minor

Stunts

Faith Minton

Stunts

Candace Modrell

Set Production Assistant

John Moio

Stunts

Chava Monjaraz

Grip

Steven R Morales

Other

Francine Morris

Other

Paul Anthony Morris

Hair Stylist

Juan Morse

Other

Michael Moser

Sound Effects Editor

Keith Murray

Song Performer

Keith Murray

Song

Vince Nicastro

Foley Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Southern California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 6, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1997

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States February 1997

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin Panorama) February 13-24, 1997.

Began shooting December 19, 1995.

Completed shooting February 12, 1996.

Released in United States Fall November 6, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1997

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States February 1997 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin Panorama) February 13-24, 1997.)