Dead Presidents


1h 59m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Anthony Curtis is a bright 18-year-old from the Bronx who, in 1968, is stepping into manhood. Choosing not to immediately enroll in college, Anthony decides to leave his mentor Kirby, girlfriend Juanita Benson and her sister Delilah, to enlist in the Marine Corps. His buddy Skip and friend Jose soon join him. It is 1972 when Anthony returns to his neighborhood, only to discover that he is not treated as a hero. Though for a while he manages a part-time job in a butcher's shop, Anthony, with his girlfriend Juanita, who bore his daughter shortly after he enlisted, is living in an infested South Bronx apartment, barely making ends meet. Afforded little respect, and eventually unemployed and desperate, Anthony feels he has no alternative but to take part in a scheme to obtain some "dead presidents"--a slang term for cash. He believes that one well-executed score will secure a chance at a better life for himself, for his daughter and for the people of his community.

Film Details

Also Known As
Génération sacrifiée
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Crime
Drama
Period
Thriller
War
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Florida, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Long Island, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

Anthony Curtis is a bright 18-year-old from the Bronx who, in 1968, is stepping into manhood. Choosing not to immediately enroll in college, Anthony decides to leave his mentor Kirby, girlfriend Juanita Benson and her sister Delilah, to enlist in the Marine Corps. His buddy Skip and friend Jose soon join him. It is 1972 when Anthony returns to his neighborhood, only to discover that he is not treated as a hero. Though for a while he manages a part-time job in a butcher's shop, Anthony, with his girlfriend Juanita, who bore his daughter shortly after he enlisted, is living in an infested South Bronx apartment, barely making ends meet. Afforded little respect, and eventually unemployed and desperate, Anthony feels he has no alternative but to take part in a scheme to obtain some "dead presidents"--a slang term for cash. He believes that one well-executed score will secure a chance at a better life for himself, for his daughter and for the people of his community.

Crew

Greg Addison

Electrician

Ria Pavia Adler

Casting Associate

Karim Ainouz

Assistant Editor

Buck Allen

Location Manager

Jose Alvarez

Assistant Director

Joni Anderson

Film Lab

Lance Anderson

Makeup Artist

Michael Arbogast

Effects Assistant

K C Bailey

Photography

Kimberly Bailey

Adr

Stephen Baker

Grip

Bobbi Banks

Adr Supervisor

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Peter Barquin

Other

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Charles Bazaldua

Adr

Michael Begasse

Assistant Production Coordinator

Elise Bennett

Assistant Art Director

Michael Bennett

Coproducer

Patrick Bentz

Transportation Captain

Mike Berg

Gaffer

Donna Berwick

Assistant Costume Designer

Peter Betulia

Grip

Michael Bicknell

Best Boy

Roger Birnbaum

Special Thanks To

Mitchell Bock

Assistant Director

Alec Boehm

Assistant Camera Operator

Peter Bothner-by

Other

Glenn Bowen

Grip

Herb Boyd

Advisor

Susan Bradley

Visual Effects

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Jane Brawley

Special Thanks To

David Brisbin

Production Designer

Ricardo Broadus

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Henry Brown

Screenplay

Michael Henry Brown

From Story

Michael Henry Brown

Story By

Jennifer L Bryan

Costume Supervisor

Joseph Buda

Accountant

Alan Burke

Projectionist

Chip Byrd

Assistant Camera Operator

Wilfred Caban

Special Effects Foreman

Dana Campbell

Costume Supervisor

Walter Canady

Special Thanks To

W D Cantler

Location Casting

Brian Carmichael

Video

Yolanda Carter

Costumes

Shronda Settle Caudle

Assistant Production Coordinator

Catherine Cavadini

Adr

Lanai Chapman

Adr

Pamela Chmiel

Assistant Editor

Bill Cimino

Set Decorator

Peter Clark

Grip

Tim Clark

Visual Effects

Rocky Claxton

Grip

Stanley Clay

Adr

Edward Cohen

Gaffer

Harry Cohen

Sound Design

Steven Cohen

Assistant Camera Operator

Ricky Collins

Adr

David Cooney

Storyboard Artist

H. H. Cooper

Assistant Director

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Design

Jeff Coopman

Adr

Sharyn Cordice

Makeup Assistant

Jeff Courtie

Adr Mixer

Duke Crawford

Storyboard Artist

James Crisp

Props Assistant

Terry Crisp

Props Assistant

Jonathan Cupina

Grip

William Curtin

Special Effects Coordinator

Lisa Davis

Assistant Editor

Phillipa Davis

Production Coordinator

Tamra Davis

Special Thanks To

Marcia Delmar

Adr

Annie Demille

Hair Assistant

Alex Dent

Adr

Annmarie Deringer

Assistant

Annmarie Deringer

Special Thanks To

Ed Dessisso

Assistant Director

Deirdre Detappan

Assistant

Claudette Didul

Assistant Set Decorator

Ed Dilks

Assistant Director

R W Dixon

Assistant Location Manager

James Doh

Visual Effects

Mark Dornfeld

Other

Bill Dotson

Dialogue Editor

Ned Dowd

Production

Ned Dowd

Special Thanks To

Tim Duffy

Art Director

Ellen Dunn

Production Coordinator

Judi Durand

Adr

Dale Dye

Technical Advisor

Mark Ebenhoch

Technical Advisor

Michael J Edling

Construction Coordinator

Danny Elfman

Music Producer

Danny Elfman

Music

Joe Facey

Craft Service

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Jon Farhat

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Farina

Grip

David Farmer

Sound Effects Editor

Bruce Feinberg

Special Thanks To

Nora Felder

Music

Robert Fernandez

Music

Greg Finley

Adr

Rick Fitts

Adr

Brian Fitzsimons

Best Boy Grip

Mo Flam

Gaffer

Richard Ford

Rigging Gaffer

Tony Foresta

Camera Operator

Tony Foresta

Steadicam Operator

Tim Frank

Assistant

Joel Franklin

Other

William Freesh

Rerecording

David Gagnon

Dresser

Mike Gallagher

Electrician

Dennis Gamiello

Key Grip

Keith Gardner

Boom Operator

Tim Gedemer

Sound Effects Editor

Nelson George

Special Thanks To

Charles Goodman

Grip

Jonathan Graham

Grip

Sharon Graham

Costumes

Javier Grajeda

Adr

Sabrina L Gray

Assistant

Sabrina L Gray

Other

Karla Green

Adr

Bonnie Greenberg

Music Supervisor

J.d. Hall

Adr

John Hampton

Sound

Winston Han

Production Assistant

Kenneth A Hardy

Art Director

Sean Harrington

Special Effects

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Joanna Hartell

Construction

Brent Haywood

Foreman

G M Hill

Location Scout

William Hill

Grip

Tracey Hinds

Production Assistant

Tom Hinson

Grip

Evelyn Hokanson-nickle

Adr

Vien Hong

Adr

Jay Horne

Location Assistant

Chip Houghton

Visual Effects

Aida Hughes

Special Thanks To

Albert Hughes

Screenplay

Albert Hughes

From Story

Albert Hughes

Story By

Albert Hughes

Producer

Allen Hughes

Screenplay

Allen Hughes

From Story

Allen Hughes

Producer

Allen Hughes

Story By

Richard Ingber

Special Thanks To

Ann Jackman

Assistant Editor

J J Johnson

Adr

Melvin Johnson

Location Casting

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Rae'ven Kelly

Adr

Pat Kenly

Other

Greg Kimble

Visual Effects

Greg King

Special Thanks To

Jason King

Dialogue Editor

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunts

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Eric Barry Klein

Location Scout

Laurel Klick

Visual Effects

Jeremy Knaster

Other

Vincent Koch

Other

Toussaint Kotright

Other

David Kramer

Adr

Marsha Kramer

Adr

Carlos Lacamara

Adr

Kevin Ladson

Property Master

John Lafayette

Adr

John Lasalandra

Music Editor

Chris Lasalle

Special Thanks To

Steven Lawrence

Makeup

Harry J Leavey

Transportation Co-Captain

Jim Leavey

Transportation Captain

Dan Lebental

Editor

Jimmy Lee

Transportation Co-Captain

Dan Leigh

Consultant

Sondra Lieu

Adr

Elizabeth Linn

Other

Ted Long

Hair Stylist

Chris Loudon

Rerecording

Byron Lovelace

Dresser

Edward W Lowry

Dolly Grip

John B Lowry

Grip

Jalil Lynch

Stunts

Patrick Mahoney

Craft Service

Milton M Maldonado

Special Thanks To

Marc Mann

Original Music

Maurice Marable

Assistant

Jeffrey Mars

Other

Gary Martone

Grip

Gary Martone

Key Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Génération sacrifiée
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Crime
Drama
Period
Thriller
War
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Florida, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Long Island, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States October 4, 1995

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States Fall October 4, 1995

Released in United States November 1995

Released in United States on Video May 7, 1996

Wide Release in United States October 6, 1995

Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.

Loosely based on the autobiographical story of Hayward T. Kirkland.

Began shooting October 31, 1994.

Completed shooting Mid February 1995.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video May 7, 1996

Limited Release in United States October 4, 1995

Released in United States Fall October 4, 1995

Wide Release in United States October 6, 1995

Released in United States November 1995 (Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.)