R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.
Leo O'Brien - who played one of the kids, loitering on the stairs, (who recognised that Ice-T, was a cop), actually starred alongside Mario van Peebles as his younger brother, in the movie Rappin' (1985)
Operation's gone, Nino's loose, Pookie's dead. I got Pookie killed, man.
Nick Peretti: Cut out this self-pitying shit about you killing Pookie. If anyone killed him it was me. I could see it.
Scotty Appleton: How the hell you gonna to tell me you killed Pookie?
Nick Peretti: Do you remember when ...
When the CMB is taking over the Carter Projects by force, the man who gets shot by an Uzi-toting thug while defending his family has holes and blood on his back before the sound of the gunfire is heard.
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