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Caught Up (1998)

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She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and ... See full summary »


Darin Scott


Darin Scott





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bokeem Woodbine ... Daryl
Damon Saleem Damon Saleem ... Trip
Cynda Williams ... Trish / Vanessa
Jeffrey Combs ... Security Guard
Shedric Hunter Jr. Shedric Hunter Jr. ... Jerome
Tony Todd ... Jake
Joseph Granda Joseph Granda ... Billy Grimm (as Joseph Lindsey)
Clifton Powell ... Herbert / Frank Lowden
Jeris Poindexter ... Larry
Snoop Dogg ... Kool Kitty Kat (as Snoop Doggy Dogg)
Doug Kruse ... Freeway Cop
Darin Scott ... TV Field Reporter
Marques Johnson Marques Johnson ... Strap (as Marcus Johnson)
Jerry Boyd ... Mayor Skrote
Michael Clarke Duncan ... BB
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She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and struggles to go legit. But when a beautiful, mysterious young woman gets him involved with a bag of stolen diamonds, corrupt cops and a Jamaican mobster, his dreams for an honest future are shattered by a hail of gunfire. Snoop Doggy Dogg and LL Cool J cameo in this gritty action-thriller, from the producers of "Menace II Society" and "Tales from the Hood". Written by Artisan Entertainment

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This game has only two rules. Do or die.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Bokeem Woodbine and Clifton Powell previously starred together 3 years prior in Dead Presidents (1995) and 6 years later in Ray (2004) See more »


Daryl Allen: I ain't goin' out like no punk
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Referenced in Millennium: Goodbye to All That (1999) See more »


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A fresh take on the traditional "wrong man" theme
27 September 1999 | by will-105See all my reviews

Director Scott's debut leads us through a well paced maze of mystery. He keeps our interest by injecting unpredictable twists and turns throughout. A brave effort that goes against the formulaic grain of the majority of Hollywood releases.

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Release Date:

27 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,422,631, 1 March 1998

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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