Sucker Free City

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Sucker Free City
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DVD cover
Directed by Spike Lee
Produced by Spike Lee
Alex Tse
Written by Alex Tse
Starring Ben Crowley
Ken Leung
Anthony Mackie
Music by Terence Blanchard
Cinematography César Charlone
Edited by Barry Alexander Brown
Distributed by Showtime Network
Release date(s) September 16, 2004
Running time 113 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sucker Free City is a 2004 television film directed by Spike Lee.[1] The film examines white, black, and Chinese characters in San Francisco and the conflicts they encounter with each other. The film was intended to be the pilot for a Showtime television series, but Showtime declined to pick up the series. The film was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was subsequently broadcast on television on the Showtime Network.

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The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs" ("Visitacion Valley Mafia"), an African-American street gang. Lincoln (Leung) is a rising figure in the Chinese mafia.

Gentrification forces Nick's family to move out of their home in the Mission District into Hunter's Point, where they are harassed by the V-Dubs. K-Luv's side business of selling bootleg compact discs leads him to enlist Nick's help to bootleg CDs and to negotiate a truce with Lincoln. Lincoln conducts an affair with his boss's daughter Angela (Carpio), a Stanford student engaged to a medical student classmate.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Ben Crowley Nick Wade
Anthony Mackie K-Luv (Keith)
Ken Leung Lincoln Ma
Darris Love Sleepy
Laura Allen Samantha Wade
T. V. Carpio Angela Tsing
Kathy Baker Cleo Wade
James Hong Kwok
Lamont Bentley Ahmir
Ewan Chung Edwin Leong
Omari Hardwick Dante Ponce
Marguerite Moreau Jessica Epstein
Judy Pace Mama June
Emilio Rivera Detective Zepada
John Savage Anderson Wade
Eddie Shin Michael
Malieek Straughter Leon
Jim Brown Don Strickland
George Cheung Mr. Tsing
Chi Moui Lo Tuk
Milo Stokes Lil' O
Andrew Andersen Fernando
J.T. The Bigga Figga Killa Ski

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