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Genre  Crime, Drama
Running time  1h 47m
Story by  Laurence Fishburne
Language  English
5.3/10 IMDb


Director  Laurence Fishburne
Duration  
Screenplay  Laurence Fishburne
Country  United States
Once in the Life movie poster
Release date  2000
Writer  Laurence Fishburne (play), Laurence Fishburne (screenplay)
Cast  Eamonn Walker (Tony), Michael Paul Chan (Buddha), Dominic Chianese Jr. (Freddie Nine Lives), Laurence Fishburne (20 / 20 Mike), Gregory Hines (Ruffhouse)
Similar movies  Reindeer Games (2000)

Once in the life


Once in the Life is a 2000 film written by, directed by, and starring Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne adapted the script from his own play, Riff-Raff.

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Plot

Once in the life of drug dealing and organized crime, can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, concocts a scheme in which the two of them will steal drugs from young couriers. The heist goes awry when Billy, the junkie brother, shoots the victims of the theft. The brothers hole up in an abandoned building, and 20/20 Mike seeks help from an old cellmate, Tony, whom he thinks is out of the life. It turns out that they have stolen Tony's dope, and Tony's boss wants the two thieves dead. Is there any way out?

Cast

  • Laurence Fishburne - 20/20 Mike
  • Titus Welliver - Torch
  • Eamonn Walker - Tony
  • Gregory Hines - Ruffhouse
  • Michael Paul Chan - Buddha
  • Annabella Sciorra - Maxine
  • Paul Calderón - Manny Rivera
  • Andres Titus - Hector (as Andres 'Dres' Titus)
  • Madison Riley - Precious
  • Production

    Much of the film was shot in the Hotel Rivieria in Newark, New Jersey.

    References

    Once in the Life Wikipedia
    Once in the Life IMDbOnce in the Life Roger EbertOnce in the Life Rotten TomatoesOnce in the Life MetacriticOnce in the Life themoviedb.org


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