Dead Presidents (1995)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.


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  • Concealed behind whiteface, Anthony (Larenz Tate) is poised to hold up an armored car filled with dead presidents - a slang term for cash.
  • Larenz Tate and Rose Jackson in Dead Presidents (1995)

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14 September 2002 | Special-K88
delivers big for the right fans
Gripping, poignant story about a young black man growing up in the 1960s Bronx whose parents groom him to follow in the footsteps of his college grad older brother. He has his own plans however, and enlists in the Marine Corps where he survives four years of brutal warfare in Vietnam. He returns home to try and make a new life for himself, but a struggling economy and lack of formal education gradually draw him into a life of crime. An effective portrayal of black involvement in Vietnam, with good performances, powerful scenes, and shockingly graphic violence. Tate is commanding in the lead, and Tucker a real surprise as his drug-addicted pal. Not for all tastes, but well-crafted and well-made. ***

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,943,778 8 October 1995

Gross USA:

$24,147,179

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,147,179

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