|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. The film, which was directed by Forest Whitaker, was the cinematic debut of Bokeem Woodbine. It features several rappers including Fredro Starr, Busta Rhymes, and Kool Moe Dee.
A young ex-con, played by Woodbine, attempts to turn his life around and start legitimate work. However, his girlfriend gets in legal trouble and the police force him into a complicated undercover operation that involves selling guns on the street while selling information to the police.
The film's title refers to the urban slang for carrying a gun.
- Bokeem Woodbine as Diquan Mitchell
- William James Stiggers, Jr. as Chucky
- Chi Ali as Pharaoh
- 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
- Fredro Starr as Bamboo
- Wendell Pierce as District Attorney
- Starletta DuPois as Diquan's mother
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