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Set It Off

Opens on March 13

Director: F. Gary Gray Run Time: 123 min. Release Year: 1996

Starring: Blair Underwood, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kimberly Elise, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox

F. Gary Gray, USA, 1996, 35mm, 123 min. 

When you can’t get out of the system, you “set it off.” This sophomore feature from F. Gary Gray following the hit, FRIDAY, isn’t a story about right or wrong – it’s about survival. Following a hold-up, Frankie is fired from her job as a bank teller amidst suspicions she conspired with the robber and is forced to take a position as a janitor with T.T., a single mother who has lost custody of her child, butch lesbian and ruffian, Cleo, and Stony, who has just lost her brother to police violence. Soon the women decide to take what is owed to them in an unjust world and begin to commit heists across L.A. But when Stony meets an attractive bank manager, will their efforts be undone by the budding romance or the cops? In their first on-screen pairing, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah star alongside Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise in this slick look at inequity containing as much heart as it does bullets. Soundtracked by En Vogue, Goodie Mob, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and more.


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