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Strays (film)

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Director  Vin Diesel
Initial DVD release  January 15, 2008
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Vin Diesel
Writer  Vin Diesel
Language  English
Strays (film) movie poster
Release date  United States: January 18, 1997
Cast  Vin Diesel (Rick), Mike Epps (Mike), Mihaela Tudorof (Danielle), Joey Dedio (Fred), F. Valentino Morales (Tony)
Similar movies  Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, The Last Days of Disco, The Last Witch Hunter, Jupiter Ascending, At the Edge of the Abyss

Strays official trailer 1997

Strays is a 1997 American drama film directed, written, produced by and starring Vin Diesel, which follows a drug dealer and hustler who is fed up with the repetitive life style he leads and begins looking for meaning in his life. This film marked Diesels feature film directing debut and takes a hard look at Diesels own adolescence and upbringing in New York City.


Strays (film) movie scenes

Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon finds that his volatile behaviour threatens to finish their relationship before it even really begins.


Frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling, drug dealer Rick (Vin Diesel) is looking for meaning in his life. Like his testosterone-tweaked buddies, Rick is a stray looking for a traditional family structure and wrestling subconsciously with his own fathers absence.

When he meets Heather (Suzanne Lanza), the girl next door, he suddenly perceives a new avenue and an opportunity for a new, committed relationship. Trying to assimilate into Heathers world, Rick takes heat from his perpetually adolescent cohorts whose ambitions are restricted to riding fast, toking slow, and ditching hard. Though the chemistry between the couple is immediately charged, Ricks street chic and volatile aggression threatens to extinguish their relationship before it has ever begun.


  • Vin Diesel as Rick
  • Suzanne Lanza as Heather
  • Joey Dedio as Fred
  • F. Valentino Morales as Tony
  • Mike Epps as Mike
  • T.K. Kirkland as Rodney
  • Darnell Williams as Keith
  • Mihaela Tudorof as Danielle
  • Eugene Osborne Smith as Willie
  • Temple Brooks as Amy
  • Loni Sabrina Stuart as Nicole
  • Deangela Parrish as Suzanne
  • Marko Kalfa as Chris
  • Joey Iovino as Kenny
  • Louis Albert von Steidl as Jerry Saperstein
  • Sean M. Silverstein as Voice of Timothy
  • Helen M. Mitchell as Bookstore Clerk
  • Freddie Pendavis as Arthur
  • Denise Carrasco as Tanya
  • Taquana Harris as Melba
  • Marlo Morales as Kiki
  • Rudy "Rush" McCallum as Sevon
  • Marco Alularach as Waiter
  • Gus Theodoro as Maitre D
  • Frederick Ricks as Hood 1
  • Redd Grant as Hood 2
  • John Morales as Delivery Man
  • Jamie Schutz as Brown Yuppie 1
  • Matthew Ross as Brown Yuppie 2
  • Clinton Lamur as Bum at Strip Joint
  • John Pierce as Bum 1
  • Phillip Jones as Bum 2
  • Gina Lombardino as Mikes Date
  • Jennifer Merzius as Freds Date
  • Carol Ferrante as Jap Girl 1
  • Natalie Ferrante as Jap Girl 2
  • Munge Abraham Sheriff as Cab Driver
  • Rash Paul Singh as Cab Driver
  • Bartolo Cruz as Cab Driver
  • Mohammed Salama as Cab Driver
  • References

    Strays (film) Wikipedia
    Strays (film) IMDb Strays (film)