• Release Date: August 27, 1997
  • Run Time: 2 hr 10 min
  • Rating: R
  • Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams
  • Director: Bill Duke

Synopsis: Having just been released from jail, Bumpy Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) returns to his criminal ways as a linchpin in the African-American-run numbers racket. However, Bumpy's longtime friend Illinois Gordon (Chi McBride) and girlfriend Francine Hughes (Vanessa Williams) are both eager to get him back on the straight and narrow. But a brewing rivalry with Mafia boss Lucky Luciano (Andy Garcia) and his henchman Dutch Schultz (Tim Roth) threatens to raise the stakes to dangerous new levels.