Ride or Die (film)

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Ride or Die
Ride or Die.jpg
Directed by Craig Ross, Jr.
Produced by Nia Hill
Aaron Beasley
Vivica A. Fox
Mitch Frankel
Written by Duane Martin
Jay Wolcott
Starring Duane Martin
Vivica A. Fox
Meagan Good
Michael Taliferro
Music by Stanley A. Smith
Cinematography Carl Bartels
Distributed by Destination Films
Release dates
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ride or Die also known as Hustle and Heat[1] 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.



The main character's name came from a long time friend and teammate of Duane Martin, Conrad McRae, who had recently died 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.


  1. ^ "Hustle and Heat: Director's Cut". dvdtalk.com. Retrieved 2004-03-02. 

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