R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.
The first words heard in the film, when the studio logo appears on the screen, "You are about to witness the strength of street knowledge," is the opening line of the NWA song "Straight Outta Compton."
What? All he gets is a year? No, this ain't happening. I should have killed you myself, bitch.
Nino Brown: Well, that's the difference between you and me. Don't get mad, Tito. It's the *law*. Sucks, huh? Well, maybe when this is over with, you can come and work...
When Duh Duh Duh Man Is holding the guy off the bridge in the beginning you can hear the helicopter that is filming the scene.
German VHS & first DVD releases were edited for violence in two scenes (Nino kills a cop by cutting his throat/Scotty beats Nino at the end of the film), probably to secure a "Not under 16" rating. On TV the film was broadcast uncut. On the 2006 Special Edition DVD the film was released uncut.
$7,039,622 10 March 1991