R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.
The original novel was set in Curry Woods, a notorious project on the border between Jersey City and Bayonne. NJ, but when Spike Lee became involved, he switched it to Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, rationalizing that there was not much of a difference between projects.
Det. Rocco Klein:
You're the fuckin' king snake. You're a low-down, cold-blooded evil junkyard nigger like I've never seen.
When Rocco is talking to Strike, Strike is bleeding from the mouth. He spits blood on the ground, and flicks blood from a handkerchief also to the ground. A few moments later Strike collapses, but there is no blood on the ground when he lies there.
$4,463,560 17 September 1995