Set It Off 1996
Set It Off tells the story of four women wanting to escape from the confines of the ‘hood and start a new life. In order to do this, they need money. And how do you get money? You rob a bank of course. Duh!
The film opens with Frankie (Fox) working hard at a bank, a week after she received a large promotion. A gang of clever, cunning and conniving robbers, acquaintances of Frankie, decide to rob her bank, leading to her termination of employment due to being suspected an accessory to the crime. Unemployed, Frankie still has a life to live, and joins her friends Stony (Pinkett Smith), Cleo (Latifah) and TT (Elise) cleaning an office building at nights to pay her way. But these four women want something more. They want to get out. With inside knowledge of the inner workings of banks, the group decide to hit one, but at what point do your robbings turn into greed?

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:03:39 | 7.12 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox
Country: USA


-- Setting It Straight: Making Set It Off (26:34)
A great retrospective on the creation of Set It Off, Setting It Straight features interviews with all of the key players in the film's production. Director F. Gary Gray discusses the bank heist genre and how he wanted the film to emphasize character over style, writer Takashi Bufford gives some insight into his inspirations while crafting the script, and former New Line executive Helena Echegoyan talks about the importance of the film's fantasy of empowerment. The four main female actors also show up to dissect their roles and comment on the effect that the film had on each of their careers. Fans will enjoy this look back at the mid-1990s.

-- Music Video: "Let it Go" by Ray J (4:55)

-- Theatrical Trailer (2:24)

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