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"Set It Off" [Director's Cut] Review (Posted on 03-31-2018)

A current coworker strongly recommended this film to watch and review. Naturally, I picked it up and, after watching it, made me wonder why I never recognized this movie much earlier. In other words, it's a work of art.Frankie, T.T., Stoney and Cleo

You've already got an excellent cast featuring Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise—four women who play roles in trying to survive from a low-income area, known as the "ghetto," to find stability and life balance. It all triggered when a friend, with his other posse, ganged up against Frankie (Fox), who works at a bank, to help them complete their bank robbing operation plotted by Darnell (rapper WC). While one was killed and the bank was in a mess, authorities rage in, challenging Frankie about the employee protocol when being held at gunpoint. Unimpressed with her answer to the police and management, Frankie's boss fires her. Frankie (Fox)

Looking to stay busy, she gets referred to by her best friends Stoney (Pinkett), Cleo (Latifah) and Tisean "T.T." (Elise), who all work for Luther's Janitorial Services. All four girls find they get paid a ridiculously small amount for their work, barely enough to get by. While one of the girls struck up the idea of robbing banks, it wasn't until Stoney's brother admits the truth he's not going to college, but gets killed by police mistaking him for the real suspect who robbed the bank (thanks to his haircut he got on the back of his head that says APAcorn Projects). Worse, a detective named Strode (John C. McGinley) tells Stoney they'll investigate (that scene alone made me angry, given the circumstances of what's been happening today). As things continue to spiral down for the girls, T.T. brought her baby son to work only to rush him to the hospital because of a mishap. The head of Child Protection Services opts to hold on to the child, accusing T.T. of child neglect. All this made the girls really cling to each other and plot to rob multiple banks.

Stoney's brother in trouble

While robbing banks are normally seen as a bad thing, once you watch the situations unfold for these poor, innocent women, you just want to root for and get them to stick 'em up! The money they snatched range from the ten thousands to the hundred thousands. At one bank, Stoney runs into a well-dressed banker named Keith who asks if she needed help or had questions. That immediately turned into a pick-up, hoping Keith will stay in touch as he's interested in taking Stoney out.

Keith flattering Stoney

While the LAPD were analyzing surveillance video on who the robbers were, the girls spend some of the money on novelties, here and there. Because the police were getting hot on their trail, the girls wanted to hide the money in their work place inside an air duct (of all places). Once they went back to work, they were greeted by new management who now took over as their new boss, only to find their money was stolen by former boss Luther himself. After hunting him down, in bed with a hooker, the girls, namely Cleo, held him hostage trying to give them back their money. After yelling and denying, T.T. kills him from behind. Next day, after some grocery shopping, Cleo gets approached by an officer to show up at a nearby station, when authorities ask the hooker who killed Luther. Cleo stares at the hooker and reminds her that during the holdup in the hotel, she stole her driver's license. The hooker then lies and says none of the women in the lineup were the girls who killed Luther. Dodging the police again, the girls agree it's time to move out.

Throughout some of that trouble, we see scenes of Stoney and Keith spending time together in a more calm, drama-free life, seeing that Keith lives in a posh place holding on to an excellent-paying job. However, the girls go on to rob the bank where Keith manages. Stoney masks the operation off, namely for her sake, to call up Keith and meet her at a nearby diner. Waiting and finding that she's late, the girls rob the bank....only to get caught by police. Here's where it crumbles down: Detective Strode finally admits he's the one who killed Stoney's brother, yet urges the girls to drop their weapons. T.T. drops her gun first, only to get shot by a fly-by officer. The girls run and drive away in their stolen, getaway car immediately hoping to get T.T. to a nearby hospital, but find it's too late as she quietly passes.

Frankie pulling a gun on Detective Strode

To spread out the police chase, the three girls agree to split up and flee away. Cleo drives on to challenge the police herself only to get surrounded and trapped by police cars and officers. With her eyes flooded with tears, and a freshly lit cigarette, Cleo drives on as her car gets shot up getting killed in the car. Dramatically, she steps outside the car and shoots police officers one last time before she kicks the bucket. As Stoney sneaks in a seat at a van traveling to Mexico, she witnesses Frankie standing one against all officers who have their guns ready but are being yelled at to hold their fires by Detective Strode. Strode, who now admits he killed an innocent man, wants to re-negotiate and peacefully sort it out with Frankie only to get held up by Frankie, reminding him what the protocol is when someone pulls a gun on an officer (payback). Running to flee away once again, Frankie gets shot and killed in front of dear sweet Stoney, as she sees the situation unfold while in the bus. Strode sees Stoney in the bus, wanting to run after her, but judging by her facial expressions, Strode stops and let's her go. Why? Her face is telling him that he was the reason the girls grouped together to plot a mass crime in the name of survival and retaliation. In other words, Strode knew he messed up as he turns around and walks away with his hands above his head.

Detective Strode walking away with hands on his head

Vacationing in Mexico and cutting off her braids, Stoney calls Keith, who is at work. Stoney called to thank him, plain and simple, while Keith appreciated for lending a helping hand. Stoney hops on a jeep and drives off with the money they snatched.

This review has been written and posted on 2018, and if you're aware of the news that goes on around the internet will find that this movie has a lot going on referring to real-life situations. As a matter of fact, this movie needs to re-surface as it speaks a LOT of what's going on today.

There's a countless amount of social/political turmoil going on as this writing is being done. In fact, many people—myself, being one of them—wonders why crime ought to be justified and why some folks are mistreated than others by authorities/police. Just this movie alone cleared all that, making sense of every little thing that goes on in our busy world. Let's remind ourselves, especially to those fellow Angelenos who have lived in southern California nearly all their lives: Los Angeles was the murder capital of the world. Up and currently here in 2018, that has drastically changed—low-income cities and towns have been cleaned up, gentrified and are now targets for new business havens. That's right: what once were cities known for its high crime rates are now turning into places of art, education, restaurants and small, growing businesses. While I commend the folks for doing this, it's also a bummer seeing that because underneath all that crime, graffiti and smog, there's a lot of history behind it.

I'm a fan of Keith's character in this movie. His portrayal ought to tell us that no matter how troubled and aggressive a woman can get, as long as she retains her loyalty, a nice man will always be a nice man treating her like a queen.

John McGinley's character as an officer chasing after the four women speaks enough about a chief officer who justifies the crime commitment in an unfair way. When you have an officer confess that he killed an innocent soul, you immediately lose trust in them. The purpose of a police force is to protect the town/city from any wrong-doings and intruders. Sadly, given what's happening nowadays, our perception of a police officer has skewed immensely. (According to conspiracy theorists on YouTube, police officers are quietly paid millions by politicians and corrupt entities to kill innocent citizens to justify a declaration of a movement/law they hope to inject against the people and the country, let alone trigger a bad reaction from the public—a contrast to trolling. Spooky, isn't it?) That scene of Detective Strode walking away with his hands on top of his head should tell viewers that he knew he messed up, and is the guilty one that ignited this mess even though he's "just" doing his job.

Regardless of what your interpretation of the movie may be, it is clear—very clear—that this is a portrayal of injustice and mistreatment against those in low-income neighborhoods. Friendships are made while some get broken, but they all have bonded to acquire one thing: Living a stable, uninterrupted life. Some folks don't want any trouble in their lives, but sadly get intercepted by some authority figure who have ruined their chances, and worse, have killed off their loved one(s) without rationalizing and reasoning, assuming they're "all the same." This wonderful movie breaks all those assumptions; If you assume without thinking, it'll cost someone's life. Think about that.

With that being said, whenever I see someone post or wear a T-shirt that says, "The struggle is real," I no longer find that phrase funny. This movie expresses how tough a struggle can be and how "real" it is. It's nothing to laugh at, so forget your first-world problems as there are people whose struggle "is real." Life isn't supposed to be easy but that doesn't mean we deserve mistreatment whilst minding our own business. Criminals will always be criminals, but not everyone is like that, regardless of their age, skin color, gender, attire and/or residence. Like what I said earlier, there's reasons people commit crimes to justify a retaliation. It's not the best method of fighting back, but you want to make your emotions heard and felt: an unarmed brother got killed, so we're out to fight back. What's the best way to do so?

'Setting It Straight: Making Set It Off'

Looking at the Special Features, titled Setting It Straight: Making Set It Off, you get exclusive interviews with director J. Gary Gray and the actresses themselves, only featuring Fox and Elise, however. Knowing behind the scenes, the numerous takes and rehearals, Gray said this to sum up the movie:
"It says a lot about our system when you have a certain part of the population who has to live like this, and feel like there's no way out. And the only way out is to do something that's suicidal."
— J. Gray Gray, director "Set It Off"

The struggle mistreatment is real. There you go. If some of these folks are American-born citizens, THEN WHY IS IT PERFECTLY OKAY TO TREAT THEM LIKE THIS?! WHY HARM YOUR OWN CITIZENS?! (For the record, talking about politics stresses me out. It triggers extreme anxiety and sadness in me, and can get complex to talk about, depending on the topic. Nevertheless, my heart will always go out to those victims of police brutality.)

Ray J in his music video 'Let It Go'

Next you have the music video "Let It Go" by Ray J and the movie's theatrical trailer. That about does it for the Special Features.

If this movie was aired again, I'm sure a spike in interest will come about. EVERYONE needs to watch and know about this movie because it sums up the troubles that go on in our country today.

Set It Off Blu-Ray menu screen.

About the Blu-ray video and audio digital information. The video used a WVC1 codec outputting a YUV2 (16 bit) color space. The frame was digitized at 23.98, sometimes called "24p." For a nineties movie upscaled to 1080p for this Blu-ray, the results are amazing. The contrast and grain give that classic "film look," which filmmakers are into nowadays, since the movie was shot with Panavision. For the audio, it was digitized with Dolby TrueHD, including an 8-channel surround sound and stereo. The sample rate was finished at 48000 and 24 bits per sample. The sound effects and the dialogue are crystal clear, almost like you're listening to a real-life conversation. Perfect digitized video and clean audio make an excellent couple in the comfort of movie watching. Duplication houses and production companies behind the re-release of this movie on Blu-ray did a fantastic job.

While the Making Set It Off was also finished at 1080p, the music video from Ray J was digitized at Standard Definition 4:3 letterboxed (480p). This may disappoint some viewers/fans, if they expect to have the full 1080p experience. For the theatrical trailer, it is widescreen (16:9) but at only 480p.

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An action-packed movie that'll stir your every emotions, but also will speak out to the injustices that go on today. Waste no time: purchase/stream this movie!

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"Set It Off" (Director's Cut) Profile Info

Title Set It Off
Description it's about crime.
it's about payback.
it's about survival.

"If Darnell could rob a bank, we can take a bank."

That's what four tough and tough-times L.A. women think after a brother from the prospects pulls off a bloody bank heist. So they armor up and make bank robbery a woman's game. Four memorable stars — Jada Pinkett (The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions), Queen Latifah (Hairspray), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill Vol. 1) and Kimberly Elise (Close To Home) — slam home the action in director F. Gary Gray's (Friday) blistering, breakthrough thriller that's now even more incendiary in an Extended Director's Cut. If you're looking for movie dynamite, Set If Off with these girlz in the hood.
ISBN / Bar Code number 0-7806-5991-0 / 7 94043 13158 5
Special Features • New Featurette Setting It Straight: Making Set It Off
• Ray J Let It Go Music Video
•Theatrical Trailer
Blu-ray Amaray Movie Credits NEW LINE CINEMA presents
a PEAK PRODUCTION a film by F. GARY GRAY JADA PINKETT QUEEN LATIFAH "SET IT OFF" VIVICA A. FOX JOHN C. McGINLEY KIMBERLY ELISE and BLAIR UNDERWOOD casting by ROBI REED-HUMES, c.s.a. costume designer SYLVIA VEGA VASQUEZ music by Christopher Young edited by JOHN CARTER, a.c.e. production designer ROBB WILSON KING director of photography MARK RESHOVSKY associate producer ROBERT J. DEGUS co-producers TAKASHI BUFFORD ALLEN ALSOBROOK executive producers MARY PARENT F. GARY GRAY story by TAKASHI BUFFORD screenplay by TAKASHI BUFFORD and KATE LANIER produced by DALE POLLOCK and OREN KOULES directed by F. GARY GRAY
HD Video Format 2.4:1 (16:9) / Widescreen (Letterbox) / 1080p
Special Features: 1080p High Definition / 480p Standard Definition
Audio Format Dolby Audio / TrueHD

English 7.1, Dolby Digital: English 5.1 EX
Disc Count One (1)
Features Play Movie, Behind The Story, Music Videos, Trailers, Online
Genre Drama / Action
Run Time Approx. 124 Mins.

FBI Warning - 00:15, New Line Entertainment intro - 00:25, Ratings screen - 00:05, Menu - 00:04, Feature film - 2:03:54, [SPECIAL FEATURES]: Setting It Straight: Making "Set It Off" - 0:26:36, "Let It Go" music video - 04:55, Theattrical trailer - 02:25.

Total time: 2:38:39
Language(s) English
Subtitles English, English SDH, Français & Español
Rated R - Restricted | Strong Violence, Pervasive Language, Some Sex, and Drug Use
Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian

Bonus Material/Trailer Not Rated.
Region Region A - NTSC
Original Film Release November 06, 1996
Blu-ray Release September 08, 2009
Production Peak Production / New Line Productions / Elektra Entertainment Group
Company Warner Bros. Entertainment
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Specification Color
Blu-ray Product Number 3000023020
Copyright Set It Off Director's Cut © 1996 New Line Productions, Inc. Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Let It Go Music Video © 1996 Elektra Entertainment Group and New Line Productions, Inc. Distributed by Warner Home Video, 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522. All rights reserved. Dolby and the symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. is not responsible for maintaining access to any website or its content. NOT AUTHORIZED FOR SALE OR RENTAL OUTSIDE THE USA AND CANADA. This copyrighted product is authorized for sale or rental for private home use in the USA AND CANADA ONLY. Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized distribution, reproduction, exhibition or retransmission of copyrighted motion pictures, videotapes or videodiscs. Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™ and the logos are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
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"Set It Off" (Director's Cut) Credits

Set It Off

New Line Cinema

Peak Production

A Film by
F. Gary Gray

Jada Pinkett

Queen Latifah

Vivica A. Fox


John C. McGinley

Kimberly Elise

Blair Underwood

Anna Maria Horsford
Ella Joyce

Charlie Robinson
Chaz Lamar Shepard

Casting by
Robi Reed-Humes, C.S.A.

Costume Designer
Sylvia Vega Vasquez

Music by
Christopher Young

Music Supervisor
Pilar McCurry

Edited by
John Carter, A.C.E.

Production Designer
Robb Wilson King

Director of Photography
Marc Reshovsky

Associate Producer
Robert J. Degus

Takashi Bufford
Allen Alsobrook

Executive Producers
Mary Parent
F. Gary Gray

Screenplay by
Takashi Bufford and Kate Lanier

Story by
Takashi Bufford

Produced by
Dale Pollock & Oren Koules

Directed by
F. Gary Gray

Unit Production Manager
Allen Alsobrook

Unit Production Manager
John Jacobson

First Assistant Director
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla

First Assistant Director
Don Wilkerson

Second Assistant Director
Donald L. Sparks

Second Assistant Director
Sandra Middleton

Stony       Jada Pinkett
Cleo       Queen Latifah
Frankie       Vivica A. Fox
Tisean       Kimberly Elise
Detective Strode       John C. McGinley
Keith       Blair Underwood
Jajuan       Vincent and Van Baum
Stevie       Chaz Lamar Shepard
Luther       Thom Byrd
Nate       Charlie Robinson
Detective Waller       Ella Joyce
Ms. Wells       Anna Maria Horsford
Ursula       Samantha McLachlan
Lorenz       Samuel Monroe, Jr.
Darnell       WC
Mr. Zachery       Edmund Shaff
Tanika       Natalie Desselle
Black Sam       Dr. Dre
Bruce       Bruce Williams
Doctor       Gordon Embry
Captain Fredricks       Charles Walker
Nigel       Geoff Callan
Patrice       Rosanna Iversen
Pete Rodney       Jeris Poindexter
Luther's Girlfriend       Tamara Clatterbuck
Waitress       Tonia Rowe
B.B.       Big Daddy Wayne
TV Anchor       Mark Thompson
Bundy       Darryl Wilson
Detective       Twain Taylor
Homeless Man       Walter Robles
Cop       George Fisher
Bank Customer       Brantley Bush
Stony Body Double       Lisa M. Brown
Cleo Stunt Doublenbsp;      Rita Minor
Stony Stunt Double       Kelsee Devoreaux
Frankie Stunt Double       Francine "Scene" Morris
Tisean Stunt Double       Claudette James

Executive in Charge of Production    Carla Fry
Executive in Charge of Post Production    Joe Fineman
Post Production Supervisor    Diana Kaufman

Set Decorator    Lance Lombardo
Camera Operator    Stephen Collins
Sound Mixer    Richard Lightstone, C.A.S.
Script Supervisor    Dawn Gilliam
Property Master    John Paul Jones
Armorer    Branko Wolford
Production Accountant    David H. Crockett
Production Coordinator    Thérese Cathcart

Set Designer    James C. McAdams

Assistant Art Director    John Marshall
1st Assistant Camera    Henry Tirl
2nd Assistant Camera    Lila Byall

Camera Loader    Kelsey McNeal
Still Photographer    D. Stevens

Boom Operator    Gabriel Cubos
Video Assist    Kevin Garnett

Second Second Assistant Director    Regina Gordon

Gaffer    Alex Skvorzov
Lamp Operators    Steven Morales
Eric Willis
Juan Morse
Steve Reinhardt

Key Grip    Mark Davis
Best Boy Grip    Kevin "Rambo" Fitzgerald
Dolly Grip    Michael C. Price
Grips    Tony Mazzucchi
Derrick Bartole
Craig Woodard
William J. Tricarico
Alexander Griffiths

Best Boy Electric    Jon Philion

Assistant Property Master    John C. Weaver III
Leadman    Dean B. Katz

On Set Dresser    Ronald Russom
Art Department Coordinator    Nelson Bush
Set Production Assistants    Matthew Boatright-Simon
Dia B. Bell
Joi Lynn Williams
Zac Jackson
Disreali Ellison
La Verne Whitt
Michael R. Melamed
Candace Modrell

Key Make-Up Artist    Rea Ann Silva
Key Hairstylist    Paul Anthony
Costume Supervisor    Paulette Holmon
Set Costumer    Monica Vasquez

Make-Up Artist    Phyllis Williams
Hairstylist    Ora Green

Location Manager    Robert Dohan
Locations Assistant    Matt Rooney

Assistant Accountant    Carmen Avila
Payroll Accountant    Ivan Genit III
Post Production Accountant    Robert Taleghany
Assistant Production Coordinator    Brian Triggs

Assistant to Mr. Gray    Carol Dorsey
Assistant to Messrs. Pollock and Koules    Karl Williams
Assistant to Ms. Latifah    Ramsey Gbelawoe
Assistant to Ms. Pinkett    Misean Curtis

Associate Editor    Dirk Westervelt
Assistant Editors    Ron Radvinsky
DeNon Porter
Post Production Assistants    Brian Boyd
Michael Sherman
Projectionist    Lee Tucker
Music Editor    Christopher Kennedy

Digital Sound and Re-Recording by
Burbank, California

Supervising Sound Editor    Andrew DeCristofaro
Sound Designer    Ann Scibelli, M.P.S.E.
Re-Recording Mixers    William Freesh
Alex Gruzdev
Ken Teaney, C.A.S.
Sound Effects Editors    Jeffrey R. Whitcher
David Farmer, M.P.S.E.
Michael Moser
Harry Woolway III
Paul Menichini
Elisabeth Flaum
Chris Smith
Frank Fuller

Dialogue Editor    Robert Troy
Assistant Dialogue Editor    Jason Lezama
ADR Editor    Marty Vites
ADR Mixer    Eric Thompson, C.A.S.
ADR Recordist    Brandon Walker
ADR Assistants    Tina Raksin
Richard Johnson
Foley Mixer    Brian Geer
Foley Artists    Vince Nicastro
Gregg Barbanell
Laura Macias
Foley Editor    Paul Curtis
Foley Assistant    Gary Sula-Goff
Re-Recording Assistant    Marshall Garlington
Marc Fishman
Computer Technician    Angie Lotto
Managers of Sound Services    Paul Rodriguez
Lisa Ramirez

Mixed & Re-recorded in a

Special Effects Supervisor    Tom Bellissimo
Special Effects Key    Charlie Belardinelli
Special Effects Make-Up Artists    Thomas E. Surprenant
Blake L. Shepard

Production Controller    Paul Prokop
Production Attorney    Erik Ellner
Contract Administrator    Scott Kanyuck
Product Placement    Tony Hoffman
Risk Management Consultant    Andrew Matthews
In-House Production Coordinator    Emily Glatter

Casting Associate    Andrea Reed
Extras Casting    Jim Green, Central Casting
DGA Trainee    Basil Bryant Grillo

Unit Publicist    Karen R. Jones

Caterer    L.A. Cuisine
Craft Service    Judy Dale Torres

Studio Teacher    Linda Stone

Security Captain    Brother Hakeem

Construction Coordinator    Mark Vitale
Construction ForemanGerald S. Perdew
Labor Foreman    Ray Borton

Paint Foreman    Charli C. Palazzo
Construction Driver    Frank Benetti

Transportation Coordinator    Vincent Del Castillo
Transportation Captain    Raymond A. McLaughlin

Vaugh R. Bladen    Daniel Brooks
Jeffery A. Gold    Robert Lee
Olin Rushin    Lee A. Sanders
Val Thorgusen    Elvira Burton
Jerry Shore, Jr.    Norma J. Allard
James "Jake" Maurer

Stunt Coordinator    Bob Minor

Chuck Aaron    Mike Adams
Rick Avery    LaFaye Baker
Bruce Barbour    Perry Barndt
Daniel Barringer    Charles Belardinelli
Tommy Bellissimo    John Lendale Bennett
Simone Boisseree    Dan Bradley
Bob Bralver    Anthony Brubaker
Hal Buton    Phil Chong
Roydon Elwood Clark    Jadie David
Vince Deadrick, Sr.    Scott A. Dunley
Jeannine Epper    Glory Fioramonti
Dick Hancock    Rosine "Ace" Hatem
Larry Holt    Chris Howell
Roger Minor, Jr.    Donna Keegan
Hubie Kerns, Jr.    Barbara Anne Klein
Fred Learner    Frank Lloyd
Denver Mattson    Bob Minor
Faith Minton    John Moio
Dwayne McGee    Conrad E. Palmisano
Alan Purwin    George Marshall Ruge
Mike Sarna    Rick Seaman
Robair Sims    Ben Skorstad
John Tamburro    George P. Wilbur
Gerard Williams    Spice Williams
Harry Wowchuk    Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc

Additional Photography
Line Producer    Iya Labunka

1st Assistant Camera    Karl Owens
2nd Assistant Camera    Gary L. Camp
Loader    Kelly Marie Uchimura

Production Coordinator    Holly Wofford
Assistant Production Coordinator    Andrea Odezynska

Gaffer    Curtiss Bradford
Best Boy Electric    Jarek Gorczycki
Lamp Operators    Gary Dahlquist
Frank Endewardt
Sol Feldthouse
Lee Schmicker
Phillip Sloane
Doug Weinmann

Key Grip    Peter Chrimes
Best Boy Grip    Vidal Cohen
Dolly Grip    Andrew Waldron
Grips    Gerardo Gutierrez
Steve Carmer
Michael S. Ryan
Salvador "Chava" Monjaraz
Dean Jackson

Ground Aerial Coordinator    Alan Purwin, West Coast Heliocopter
Aerial Photographer    Jon Kranhouse

Set Dressers    Ara Darakjian
Vartan Tashian
Key Make-Up Artist    Phyllis Williams

Location Manager    Barry Gremillion
Locations Assistant    Lucas P. Van Alen

Script Supervisor    Jennifer W. Farmer

Production Assistants    Michael R. Francis
Marc Novak
Roxana Petzold
Donald C. Richardson, Jr.
Steven Schalk
Jeff Schalk
Labor Foreman    Richard D. Mariani
Labor Gangboss    Ruben S. Rojo
Laborers    April Duncan
Quincy Wilson
Paint Foreman    Brett Shannon
Painters    Roy Blackwell
Donnie Grant
Carlos C. Romero
Michael H. Salas
William Warner
Prop Maker Foreman    Gerald S. Perdew
Prop Maker Gangbosses    Ryan Effner
Richard R. Johnson
Robert Parker
Propmakers    Troy E. Eddleston
John R. Kachorsky
Jim Krase
Steven S. Rachman
Plaster Foreman    Ronald F. Savini, Jr.

Catering    Michelson's Food Service
Security Coordinator    Manny Santillan
Transportation Captain    Lee A. Sanders

Brad Baltzell    Thomas J. Baquet
Lynda Cipperley    John Conte
Kevin Fish    Ken Fritz
Hector G. Gallardo    Jeffrey A. Gold
Marvin Graham    Gregory S. Hoslet
Marc Labeaune    Robert Lee
Robert Limon    Michael T. Shaw
Robert Suer

LAPD Motor Officers    Myron Bitting
Almon E. Epperson
John J. Flynn
Donald H. Stanley

Color Timer    MATO
Negative Cutter    Jr Post
Video Production Facility    Bruce Austin Productions
Titles and Opticals by    Cinema Research Corporation

Executive in Charge of Music    Toby Emmerich
Music Executive    Dana Sano
Music Clearances    Lori Silfen
Music Recorded at    Sony Pictures
Orchestra Conductor    Pete Anthony
Orchestrations    Christopher Young
Pete Anthony
Orchestra Scoring Mixer    Robert Fernandez
Electronic Scoring Mixer    Larry Mah
Orchestra Contractor    Sandy DeCrescent
Music Preparation    JoAnne Kane Music Services
Electronic Score Coordinator    John Van Houten
Assistant to Music Editor    Rick Zeigler
Score Coordinator    Anna Bonn

Executive Music Producers
Sylvia Rhone

Merlin Bobb
Organized Noize Productions

Performed by Parliament
Written by
Clinton / Worrell / Collins
Courtesy of
Casablanca / Mercury Records
By arrangement with
PolyGram Film and TV Licensing

"Get It Off"
Performed by Foxy
Written by Diggs / Ledesma
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc.
By arrangement with
Warner Special Products

"Bonnie and Clyde II"
Performed by Yo-Yo
(Featuring Ice Cube)
Written by
Whitaker / Jackson / Troutman
Courtesy of
Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement by
Warner Special Products

"Let It Go"
Performed by Ray J.
Written by
Crouch / McKinney / Pennon
Courtesy of
Elektra Entertainment Group

"From Yo Blind Side"
Performed by X-Man
(Featuring H-Squad with special
appearance by Chocolate)
Written by
Taylor / Simmons / Revis
Courtesy of
New Line Productions, Inc.

"Set It Off"
Performed by Organized Noize
(Featuring Andrea Martin
and Queen Latifah)
Written by Organized Noize /
Standard / Martin / Matias / Owens
Courtesy of
Arista Records / Motown Records

"Live To Regret"
Performed by Busta Rhymes
(Featured vocals by Mika)
Written by Smith / Spivey
Courtesy of
Elektra Entertainment Group

"Days Of Our Livez"
Performed by
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Written by
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony /
DJ U-Neek / Harris / Lewis
Courtesy of
Ruthless Records

"I Ain't No Joke"
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Written by Barrier / Griffith
Courtesy of PLG Music Licensing

"Point Of No Return"
Performed by The Geto Boys
Written by Dennis / Jordan / Dean
Courtesy of
Rap-A-Lot / Noo Trybe Records
By arrangement with
Virgin Records

"All Blues"
Performed by Miles Davis
Written by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with
Sony Music Licensing

"Feel So High"
Performed by Des'Ree
Written by Des'Ree / Graves
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with
Sony Music Licensing

"The 'IN' Crowd"
Performed by Ramsey Lewis
Written by William Page
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with
Sony Music Licensing

"Diva's Den"
Performed by Sin
Written by
Smith / Clark / Jones
Courtesy of Mass Men Music
By arrangement with
Top Management

"The Answer Is You"
Performed by Phyllis Hyman
Written by Mark Radice
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.

"The Heist"
Performed by Da 5 Footaz
Written by
Cathorn / Hollis / Martin /
Savage / Hopson / Kluesner
Courtesy of
G-Funk Music /
Rush Associated Labels Recordings

"Angelic Wars"
Performed by Goodie MOb
(Featuring Cool Breeze
and Backbone)
Written by
Organized Noize / Knighton /
Barnett / Bell / Williams
Goodie MOb appears courtesy of
LaFace Records
Cool Breeze appears courtesy of
Interscope Records

Performed by Barefoot
Written by Barefoot
Courtesy of Global Pacific Records

"Pistolgrip Pump"
Performed by Volume 10
Written by
Hawkins / N. Vidal /
E. Vidal / Troutman
Courtesy of Immortal Records

"Love Theme From The Godfather"
Performed by Nino Rota
Written by Nino Rota
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

"The Most Beautifullest Thing In The World"
Performed by Keith Murray
Written by
Murray / Sermon / Jasper /
E. Isley / R.B. Isley / O. Isley /
R. Isley / Collins / Clinton / Parker
Courtesy of Jive Records

Performed by Joose
Written by
Pettis / Lewis /
Farmer / McKaufman
Courtesy of
Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with
Warner Special Products

"Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba"
Written by Handel
Courtesy of
Firstcom Music Library

"Italian Symphony, Con Moto Moderato"
Written by Mendelssohn
Courtesy of
Associated Production Music

"Don't Let Go (Love)"
Performed by En Vogue
Written by
Organized Noize / Martin /
Matias / Etheridge
Courtesy of
Elektra Entertainment Group

"Please Don't Go"
Performed by Floyd Dixon
Written by Floyd Dixon
Courtesy of Specialty Records
By arrangement with
Fantasy Records, Inc.

"Up Against The Wind"
Performed by Lori Perry
Written by Young / Goldsmith

"Missing You"
Performed by
Brandy, Gladys Knight,
Tamia & Chaka Khan
Written by Eastmond / Chambers
Courtesy of
Atlantic Recording Group /
MCA Records / Qwest Records /
Warner Bros. Records

"Hey Joe (Live) [sic]
Performed by Seal
Written by William Roberts
Courtesy of ZTT Records Ltd. /
Warner Bros. Records

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[SPECIAL FEATURES]: Setting It Straight - Making "Set It Off"

Produced and Directed by
Jeffrey Schwarz
Automat Pictures

Co-Produced by
Juaquin Cambron

Philip Harrison

Stock Footage Provided by
Streamline Films, Inc.

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