Strapped

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Strapped
DVD cover of Strapped.jpg
GenreCrime
Drama
Written byDena Kleiman
Directed byForest Whitaker
StarringBokeem Woodbine
Fredro
Chi Ali
William James Stiggers, Jr.
Michael Biehn
Angela Jones
Theme music composerJoe Romano
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Colin Callender
Producer(s)Nellie Nugiel
Lydia Dean Pilcher (associate producer)
CinematographyLarry Banks
Editor(s)Glenn Morgan
Running time104 minutes
Production company(s)HBO Showcase
Osiris Films
DistributorHBO
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseAugust 21, 1993

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, Sticky Fingaz, Busta Rhymes, and Kool Moe Dee.[1]

Overview[edit]

Diquan Mitchell, 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.

Cast[edit]

(partial list)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernard Weinraub (1993-08-17). "Switching To a New Camera Angle". The New York Times.

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