Video Codec...: XviD 1.1.2 Final
Video Bitrate.: 850kbps
Audio.........: VBR Mp3 Stereo
Audio Bitrate.: 141kbps
Aspect Ratio..: 16:9
Frame Rate....: 23.976
Genre.........: Crime / Drama
Genres: Drama, Musical/Performing Arts and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
Release Date: November 4, 1998
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug use.
U.S. Box Office: $9,606,219
Starring: Earl Simmons, Nasir Jones, Hassan Iniko Johnson, Taral Hicks, Tionne Watkins
Directed by: Hype Williams
Produced by: James Bigwood (II), Larry Meistrich, Robert Salerno
An urban thriller which tells a modern coming of age story which chronicles the lives of two childhood friends, Tommy Brown and Sincere, as they climb the rungs of organized crime. To many in his neighborhood, 17-year-old Tommy is the Ghetto president--a womanizing charismatic thug consumed by wealth and power. In stark contrast to Tommy, Sincere is a refined intellectual who, between scores, occasionally likes to read and spend time with his family. Suddenly their trust and loyalty are challenged as it becomes clear that they want different things out of life. A once genuine relationship is starting to rip at the seams and is finally put to the test on the cusp of the new millennium, New Year's Eve 1999.