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Clockers

Year: 1995
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Mekhi Phifer, Delroy Lindo, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Regina King, Isiah Washington, Keith David
One of Spike Lee's less famous works (to me anyway, and I wasn't even too sure before I started watching it tat it was his. But before long it was obvious - it was full of his trademark visuals, dialogue and style.

Apparently the street name for a drug dealer who fulfils a whole transaction in a 24 hour period the story centres around the young hero (whom I didn't realise was Phifer) feeling the pull of the usual forces of the drug trade and the characters who surround him, from the dealer who turns nasty (Lindo) to the cops on his trail (Keitel and Turtorro).

It wasn't as impactful as some of Lee's work, but still well done.

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