|Distributed by||HBO Films|
|Directed by||Forest Whitaker|
|Produced by||Nellie Nugiel|
|Written by||Dena Kleiman|
William James Stiggers, Jr.
|Music by||Joe Romano|
|Editing by||Glenn Morgan|
|Release date||August 21, 1993|
|Running time||104 minutes|
Strapped is a 1993 television crime-thriller/drama, produced by HBO Films for HBO, directed by Forest Whitaker and starring, William James Stiggers, Jr., Chi Ali and was the debut film of Bokeem Woodbine and rapper Fredro Starr.
A young ex-con, played by Woodbine, who attempts to turn his life around and start legitimate work. However, his girlfriend soon gets in legal trouble and the police force him into a complicated undercover operation involving selling guns on the street and selling information to the police. The title refers to the urban slang for carrying a gun.
- Michael Biehn as Matthew McRae
- Isaiah Washington as Willie
- Paul McCrane as Mitch Corman
- Edward Lewis as Video Kid
- Craig Wasson as Ben
- George Letrell Dynamite as Jamel (as Dynamite)
- Dina Meyer as Delivery Person
- Angela Jones as Woman at Clinic
- Busta Rhymes as Buster
- Bokeem Woodbine as Diquan Mitchell
- Starletta DuPois as Diquan's mother
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