Wednesday, June 1

Clockers - Spike Lee (1995)

Wikipedia - "Clockers is a 1995 American crime drama film directed by Spike Lee. It is an adaptation of the eponymous 1992 novel by Richard Price, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Lee. The film stars Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, and Mekhi Phifer in his debut film role. Set in New York City, Clockers tells the story of Strike (Phifer), a street-level drug dealer who becomes entangled in a murder investigation. In a Brooklyn housing project, a group of clockers — street-level drug dealers — sell drugs for Rodney Little (Delroy Lindo), a local drug lord. Rodney tells Ronald 'Strike' Dunham (Mekhi Phifer), one of his lead clockers, that another dealer, Darryl Adams (Steve White), is stealing from him and 'got to be got', implying that he wants Strike to kill Darryl. ..."
W - Clockers (novel)
Roger Ebert
NY Times: In a Hell of Drugs and Despair
YouTube: Clockers - Trailer, CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO

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