Set It Off (1996)
It's about crime. It's about payback. It's about survival.
|In this powerful story of friendship, desperation and vengeance, four women decide to take on the system and try to get some payback by robbing the biggest banks in the city. As the money starts to flow however, they discover that life is still as stressful as ever. Features: original theatrical trailer and more.|
"Extravagantly action packed... Stephen Holden, New York Times
Editor's NoteAfter a lifetime of being exploited by unscrupulous employers, pushed around by sleazy boyfriends, persecuted by the police, and unable to escape from the undertow of ghetto life by socially approved means, a quartet of Angelina women arm themselves to the teeth and bust up banks in this provocative and intriguing social drama.
Cast & Crew
|Vivica A. Fox|
|F. Gary Gray - Director|
|Marc Reshovsky - Director of Photography|
|Christopher Young - Musical Score|
|Kate Lanier - Screenplay|
|Takashi Bufford - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryFrankie's been unjustly fired from her bank-teller job. Stony's brother was wrongly killed by the police. A misunderstanding results in Tisean's baby being taken from her. Cleo just wants to get out of the 'hood. These are the desperate situations of four female best friends, who jointly take a drastic measure to improve their lives...| The women decide to rob a bank, an experience that gives them an emotional rush in addition to easy money. Hooked, the quartet continue (and escalate) their crime sprees, attracting the attention of the authorities. As a result, the foursome learn a violent -- and tragic -- version of the adage "crime does not pay."
Independent Spirit Awards (1997)
|Queen Latifah, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress|