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Once in the Life (2000)

R
107 min | Crime, Drama

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 ...See moreOnce 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 some dope 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 cell mate, 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? Written by See less
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Laurence Fishburne (play "Riff Raff") (screenplay)
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Oct 27, 2000 (United States)

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Gregory Hines
Ruffhouse Ruffhouse   See fewer
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Dominic Chianese Jr.
Freddie Nine Lives Freddie Nine Lives   See fewer
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Tiger Hu Chen
Chino (as Tiger Chen) Chino (as Tiger Chen)   See fewer
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Paul Calderon
Manny Rivera Manny Rivera   See fewer
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Andres Titus
Hector (as Andres 'Dres' Titus) Hector (as Andres 'Dres' Titus)   See fewer
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Laurence Fishburne
20 / 20 Mike 20 / 20 Mike   See fewer
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Harsh Nayyar
Cab Driver Cab Driver   See fewer
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Sue Costello
Sgt. Kneeley Sgt. Kneeley   See fewer
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Nick Chinlund
Mike Murphy Mike Murphy   See fewer
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Timothy W. White
Little Billy (as Tim White) Little Billy (as Tim White)   See fewer
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Justin Pierre Edmund
Little Mikey Little Mikey   See fewer
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Jim Breuer
Pizzaman Pizzaman   See fewer
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Huey Morgan
Carlos Carlos   See fewer
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Madison Riley
Precious Precious   See fewer
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Alan Francis Sullivan
Strip Club Patron (uncredited) Strip Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Van Alstyne
Plainsclothes Cop (uncredited) Plainsclothes Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 645 votes