Dead Presidents [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3382690
  • Release Date: 05/20/1998
  • Rating: R
Allen and Albert Hughes followed up their successful debut, Menace II Society, with the sweeping crime drama Dead Presidents. That film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making this Disney/Buena Vista disc difficult to recommend to anyone other than fans of the film.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (27 out of 27)

Special Features


  • French-language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Chapter search

Synopsis


Dead Presidents
Albert Hughes and his brother Allen Hughes followed their striking debut Menace II Society with this ambitious look at the social and political lives of the African-American community in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Anthony Curtis (Larenz Tate) is a young man coming of age in the Bronx in 1968. Working two part-time jobs -- one as a milkman's helper and another for local numbers runner Kirby (Keith David) -- Anthony is torn between doing the right thing and trying to get by in a environment that offers few opportunities to young black men. After graduating from high school, Anthony decides to join the Marines, news that is not well-received by his parents, who want him to go to college, or his girlfriend Juanita (Rose Jackson), with whom Anthony recently lost his virginity. After serving a horrific tour of duty in Viet Nam with his friends Skip (Chris Tucker) and Jose (Freddy Rodriguez), Anthony finds himself back home in 1973, where Juanita has been raising the child he fathered before he shipped out, drugs and crime have crippled his community, and honest job prospects are practically nil. Eventually, Anthony falls in with Kirby, Skip, and Jose, who have teamed with Juanita's sister Delilah (N'Bushe Wright), a Black Power activist, and Cleon (Bokeem Woodbine), in a scheme to rob an armored truck taking worn greenbacks ("dead presidents") to a mint to be destroyed. Martin Sheen and Seymour Cassel appear unbilled in small roles. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Larenz Tate
    Larenz Tate - Anthony Curtis
  • Keith David
    Keith David - Kirby
  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker - Skip
  • N'Bushe Wright
    N'Bushe Wright - Delilah Benson
  • Freddy Rodriguez
    Freddy Rodriguez - Jose



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    Jt4life2
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    This movie is great a depicting the struggles of the individuals that went and fought for our country, and came back to find out they had nothing in return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old time

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    G1RM
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    Good movie for only $5. Classic movie that's easy to watch and understand and for the price I had to get it as to I lost original copy I had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie.

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    jazzman
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    The Movie is somewhat long however it is intended to show the real story of someone. Good movie overall, Great music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Should have a different title

    Posted
    Layz

    I like this movie but it was a disappointment, because they only did one robbery and that was unsuccessful. This movie stayed on the war too long to make this a good quality movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I found this

    Posted
    1Realady
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    Best Buy is the place to find classic movies and this one is a classic to have in my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great action movie.

    Posted
    roborob64
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    Dead Presidents looks and sounds good on DVD but awaiting a blu ray transfer release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie and soundtrack too.

    Posted
    Gonzo64
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    Action packed and tragic movie about minority Vietnam veterans dealing with the difficulty of adjusting as civilians. Excellent soundtrack too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a must have

    Posted
    Ironlung

    The hughes brothers did it again, this film was great from begining to end you got to see it to beleive it.Great cast and a great story

    I would recommend this to a friend



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