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White girl (Moore) from "the right side of the tracks" walks into a medical center in the projects with the story of a carjacking/kidnapping of her son. Black detective Lorenzo (Jackson) must find out the truth and prevent a riot as the cops, one of whom (Eldard) is her brother, lock down the neighborhood. Tension is effectively built as Lorenzo works the case while trying to balance his allegiances to his instincts, his neighborhood, and his job. Jackson's presence is vital to keeping the movie from spinning out of control into preachy "good-for-you" territory. Still gets a bit heavy, and more than a little depressing.

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Available on Running time 113 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Missing Persons, Interracial Affairs, Police Detectives, New Jersey, Books to Film: Richard Price
Richard Price
Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard, William Forsythe, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Mackie, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Clarke Peters
Anastas Michos
Joe Roth
James Newton Howard
Tom Fleischman, Myron Nettinga, Nick Moore, Patricia Woodbridge, Ann Roth, Michelle Matland, David Wasco
Scott Rudin, Revolution Studios, Scott Rudin, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Visitor Reviews

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I actually like this movie although many don't really care for it as much. Also, the end has a twist. Brenda Martin arrives severely injured to the hospital, telling to the police that she got car jacked, and the delinquents have kidnapped her 4 year old son. Lorenzo, a police detective, hears Brenda and takes the case, during a night when a silent protest of mothers who have suffered from the disappearance of their children. The police is blaming a black man of the kidnapping, which causes a big-mass protest of the black community, and Lorenzo is also black. The task is though for Lorenzo, who must deal with the case and with the pressure of the protest. Something is missed in the story told by Brenda and after having received the help of the group of mothers in the search, it seems that Brenda is ready to confess a disturbing truth.