Caught Up (1998)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 27, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Darin Scott made his directorial debut with this neo-noir crime drama set in South Central L.A. and featuring Cynda Williams in a dual role. Back in L.A. after serving time on drug charges, Daryl Allen (Bokeem Woodbine), who narrates, plans to open a nightclub, and a pal offers to bankroll the business. Daryl drives his buddy to the bank, unaware he's taking part in a robbery. He's sent back to the slammer for a long stretch, and during that period his girlfriend (Cynda Williams) marries. Released after five years, Daryl is unemployed when he meets Vanessa Dietrich (Williams), who gets him work as a limo driver. Vanessa and Daryl are targets of a hitman, and Vanessa tells Daryl she suspects her ex-lover Ahmad (Basil Wallace). What Daryl doesn't know about Ahmad and Vanessa may turn out to be his undoing.

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bad-luck, business, driver, drugs, ex-lover, girlfriend, going-straight, hitman, nightclub, robbery, unemployment