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Clockers

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director Spike Lee examines the violent world of urban drug dealing through the eyes of Strike (Mekhi Phifer), a 19-year-old "clocker," short for round-the-clock pusher. Strike agrees to kill a fellow employee of his boss Rodney Little (Delroy Lindo), an influential, popular drug lord. But when the hit goes down, it is Strike's moral, law-abiding brother Victor (Isaiah Washington) who confesses, shocking everyone. The detective assigned to the case, Rocco Klein (Harvey Keitel), doesn't believe Victor--the more that Klein, along with others in Strike's life, start putting the heat on, the more the clocker finds himself up against the wall. The question is: Who is the real killer? A gritty, realistic adaptation of Richard Price's best-selling novel, Lee's film is also one of his most highly invigorating. Shooting with a gritty, washed-out film stock, with startling moments of saturated primary color, CLOCKERS feels like a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily lives of a group of New York City drug dealers, featuring a star-making performance by Phifer.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20016

  • Credits
    Harvey Keitel, Delroy Lindo, John Turturro, Mekhi Phifer, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Pee Wee Love, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Regina Taylor, Brendan Kelly
  • Critic Reviews
    "...CLOCKERS thunders home with the bruising urgency of a story that needs to be told..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Powerful....Lee captures the despair, self-delusion, occasional terror and frequent humor of a praised and popular novel..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Electrifying....A work of staggering intelligence and emotional force..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Lindo oozes command and charisma..."
    Variety

    "...CLOCKERS, Lee's eighth feature in nine years, demonstrates how accomplished a filmmaker he has become, securely in control of plot, actors and imagery..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Lee, a born filmmaker, moves among the points of view....Lee finds poetry and humor in all of his stories..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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