Once in the Life Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Once in the Life the Movie

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Fishburne transfers his 1995 Off Broadway play "Riff Raff" to the big screen but its stage antecedents are apparent. 20/20 Mike (Fishburne) has hooked up with his heroin-addicted white half-brother Torch (Welliver) and they have trouble over a drug score gone wrong that has enraged local boss Manny (Calderon). Manny has sent henchman Tony the Tiger (Walker) to take care of things, even though Tony and Mike are old prison buddies. The film basically turns into a talky, one-set triangle leading to inevitable tragedy.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Brothers & Sisters, Smuggler's Blues, Disorganized Crime, Adapted from a Play, New York, New York
Laurence "Larry" Fishburne
Laurence "Larry" Fishburne, Titus Welliver, Eamonn Walker, Paul Calderon, Dominic Chianese, Gregory Hines, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Paul Chan, Nicholas Chinlund, Jim Breuer
Richard Turner
Laurence "Larry" Fishburne
Branford Marsalis

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