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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 (37 out of 37)

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

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

      GREAT MOVIE

      Posted
      DAVID
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      I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS IN A LONG TIME, IT IS A FANTASTIC MOVIE THAT SHOWS THE STRUGGLE THAT SOLDIERS GO THROUGH WHEN THEY REJOIN A DISGRACEFUL SOCIETY.

      I would recommend this 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

      Posted
      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      CLASSIC

      Posted
      BryW
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      Was able to find this at Best Buy for $3 so i had to add it to my collection! Great find! Larenz Tate is underrated

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie.

      Posted
      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: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good suspenseful action movie

      Posted
      MalCrocker
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      Good suspenseful action movie. The DVD was inexpensive at Best Buy. Worth watching.

      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



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