Ride or Die (film)
|Ride or Die|
|Directed by||Craig Ross, Jr.|
|Produced by||Nia Hill
Vivica A. Fox
|Written by||Duane Martin
Vivica A. Fox
|Music by||Stanley A. Smith|
|Distributed by||Destination Films|
|Running time||88 minutes|
Ride or Die also known as Hustle and Heat is a 2003 crime drama film written by Duane Martin and Jay Wolcott. The film was directed by Craig Ross, Jr.. The cast includes Duane Martin, Vivica A. Fox and Meagan Good.
Conrad "Rad" McRae (Duane Martin) who is on the trail of the man who murdered his lifelong friend, Benjamin (Jadakiss), an up-and-coming rapper. Weapons expert Lisa (Vivica A. Fox) partners with McRae and assists him in his quest for justice. At the center of his investigation is Benjamin's former producer, B. Free (Michael Taliferro), who controls quite a powerful business that often deals in illegal activities.
- Duane Martin – Conrad "Rad" McRae
- Vivica A. Fox – Lisa
- Meagan Good – Fake Venus
- Michael Taliferro – B Free
- Jadakiss – Benjamin / Killer Ben
- Geoffrey Blake –
- Daniel Dae Kim – Miyako
- Sticky Fingaz – Demise
- Iona Morris –
- Miranda Kwok – Tommy Wong
- Stacey Dash – Real Venus
- Gabrielle Union – Masked Woman
- Faizon Love – David Rabinowitz
- Zachary Williams – basketball player
The main characters name came from a long time friend and teammate of Duane Martin, Conrad McRae, who had recently passed away from heart failure. Both from New York City, Duane and Conrad played in many high profile NYC basketball tournaments together and became well known in street basketball.
- "Hustle and Heat: Director's Cut". dvdtalk.com. Retrieved 2004-03-02.
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