Cut Throat City

Cut Throat City

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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The story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around, by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city.
Publisher: Plano, TX : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2020]
Edition: Blu-ray widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (123 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm

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jimg2000
Dec 06, 2020

Glad to see some big name stars (Terrence Howard, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes) lent their support in supporting roles that features younger actors (Shameik Moore, Keean Johnson, Kat Graham etc.) A good social drama with meaningful rants about being black and trying to make a living in New Orleans' lower 9th Ward after Katrina. However, the action scenes are very weak and the final twist is an unnecessary ambiguity. Would be nice if there were an alternate ending in bonus features.

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Dec 16, 2020

13 quotes in IMDb, thanks to its contributors:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3547306/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Surprised that those on FEMA are left out:

This whole goddamn situation is... based on lack of responsibility, Demyra. The governor blame the mayor and the mayor blame the fucking president. The president blame FEMA.
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Current and pre-disaster address?
-The same.
Insurance? Total household income?
-Thirty-two thousand.
I'll need copies of your tax returns.
-Yeah. So, what, we... we eligible, or what's up?
Well, it depends on what type of assistance. There's repair. There's temp housing. There's replacement housing.
-What about replacement?
Well, this type of assistance only happens in insular areas or remote locations
specified by FEMA. Unfortunately, the Ninth Ward isn't covered.
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First, they flood us, then they pushing us out, then they buy all our land with those bullshit FEMA checks. Then they sellin' 'em to the casinos. That's just a fact.

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