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Run time: 2h 10min | Action, Crime | Released: August 27, 1997 (USA)


Having just been released from jail, Bumpy Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) returns to his criminal ways as a linchpin in the African-American-run numbers racket. However, Bumpy's longtime friend Illinois Gordon (Chi McBride) and girlfriend Francine Hughes (Vanessa Williams) are both eager to get him back on the straight and narrow. But a brewing rivalry with Mafia boss Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia) and his henchman Dutch Schultz (Tim Roth) threatens to raise the stakes to dangerous new levels.

Director: Bill Duke

Writer(s): Chris Brancanto

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson

Estimated budget:

$30 million

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Widest Release:

2,020 Theaters


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