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Strapped (2005)

Bokeem Woodbine , Kia Joy Goodwin , Forest Whitaker  |  R |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bokeem Woodbine, Kia Joy Goodwin, Michael Biehn
  • Directors: Forest Whitaker
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A2XAQ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,187 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Strapped" on IMDb

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With his pregnant girlfriend in jail, Diquan is running out of choices. He can either deal guns for cash, or turn informer and cut a deal to get her out. The trouble starts when he decides to do both. Now all the firepower in the projects is pointing in Diquan's direction - but he's ready. He's strapped.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Sleeper Hit!! June 29, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
Forest Whtaker's directorial debut, Strapped is a gritty action packed drama of a young black man conflicted in his feeling of being loyal to his own or representin' his Housing Projects code of Silence when it comes to crime. Newcomer Bokeem Woodbine does a good job in his acting debut as DiQuan Mitchell, The Teen with the conflicted feelings. Rap Star Fredro Starr is excellent as the Gun Selling,Take no shorts Character,Bamboo.Excellent Movie with a surprising Climax!! A Must See!! Michael Biehn is also surprisingly good as Police Officer McCrane. Kia Goodwin,Jermaine Hopkins,Willie Stiggers Jr. and Rappers Kool Moe Dee, Monie Love,Busta Rhymes,Das EFX & YoYo also star in this flick. Kudos also to the Actor who played "Ben",the supposedly family Man who uses his FFL license to purchase guns by mail, then in turn sells them to the Kids of the Brooklyn Housing Projects... A Must see for fans of Urban filmed & shot Drama!!STARS!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars strapped June 15, 2004
A Kid's Review
Format:VHS Tape
A very underated movie at the time an easy one to miss but put simply a must have for your hood collection up there with belly,new jack city and new jersey drive.ohh and a great soundtrack(just get it)you wont be dissapointed.great story good acting what more can i say.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hardcore May 21, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Great flick! The story was sharp, the acting was great, and the soundtrack was awesome. Is the soundtrack available?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AT LAST!!! ON DVD I AM SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY! October 10, 2005
Format:DVD
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY SHOULD PUT THIS GREAT FILM ON DVD!

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!

TOO BAD CHI ALI IS IN PRISON FOR MURDER!

HE WAS THE FIRST LITTLE RAPPER!

THIS MOVIE HAD A NICE SOUNDTRACK, ONYX!!

FIVE STAR MOVIE *****

THANKS FOR PUTTING IT ON DVD!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars STRAPPED Review! March 17, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Forest Whitaker made his directorial debut with this gritty urban tale about a young black male forced to walk both sides of the law. Working as both an informant for an ATF official and as an arms dealer himself, DiQuan Mitchell (played brilliantly by Bokeem Woodbine) is hoping to earn enough money to move out of the projects and gather up enough evidence to get his pregnant crack-dealing girlfriend released from prison. Partnering up with his childhood friend, Bamboo (Onyx's Fredro Starr in one of his first roles), the two try to make their own moves, cutting out Bamboo's original business partner, a white middle-class weapons whole saler named Benny. This erupts into problems on the streets which result in a murder and a number of betrayals in the process.
"Strapped" plays pretty solidly for a made-for-HBO film. First-time director Whitaker uses a documentary-like atmosphere along with an underutilized cast of actors which includes a number of well-known rappers such as Busta Rhymes and Kool Moe Dee to tell an amazing story. The movie carries a very strong anti-gun message. Spike Lee's "Clockers" which followed some months later adopted some of the same themes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a five star movie all the way-strapped January 12, 2007
By lemakk7
Format:DVD
this is movie is so good, you don't see movies like these anymore.the movie captivates you about crooked cops and it demonstrates how far people will go to better their life situations.i highly recommend this movie for anybody that wants to see cops and street criminals dealing with guns,but its more about survival for these good actors.fredo starr is such a good actor like tupac shakur, he makes you feel like hes the real person being portrayed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strapped February 24, 2006
By Earl
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The acting was good considering it was Fredro Starr and Bokine Woodbines first movie on the big screen. The movie addressed some of the issues that are affecting our young inner city youth. The sales provider provided quality service and product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little known hit January 3, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not very many people have heard of this movie and I don't understand why. Bokeen Woodbine and Fredro Star play their characters well. This movie is kind of a mix between Juice and Fresh. If your into the hood movies you gotta see this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Storyline & Sad Storyline
The Story Is Good From The Start To The Ending & Get's Sad From One Part
Published 26 days ago by M.C. Shadow
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I'm happy with my purchase, I thank you.
Published 27 days ago by Nikita D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Im so happy I was able to find this on amazon thanks again
It was nice I loved the movie. And happy I was able to find this on amazon a classic that I loved.And the price yes love it.
Published 3 months ago by shawanda
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I enjoy all old school movies it brings me back to my child hood. Very entertaining and some are very educational
Published 6 months ago by ouija loc
2.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Seen it a long time ago and just had to have it in the collection for nostalgic reasons but all in all it's a worth a look
Published 9 months ago by bleeding eyes and ears
5.0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU!!!
Thanks alot and look forward to doing business again with you!!! Movie was on time and really enjoyed watching it. Great Job!
Published 10 months ago by Ronald Cohen
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic that I had to have
Remembered this movie from high school so glad to have it in my collection worked well brought back memories of watching it when it first premiered
Published 11 months ago by Cipha
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best.
This is one of the best movies i have watched in along time, the music is great. and fits the parts in the movie.
Has alot of trueth in everyday life.
Published 13 months ago by Vee
5.0 out of 5 stars strapped
This a gangsta film right here! No doubt im definetly getting this real soon word one of the films in the earlier 90'z
Published 14 months ago by isiah1
5.0 out of 5 stars Bokeem was a baby in this movie
I remember watching this film years ago and don't recalled The Actor Bokeem Woodbine in it, but he was Brilliant ! Read more
Published 14 months ago by jhadee
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