Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike’s older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn’t buy the story, however, setting out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.
“Don’t you want to go some place you’ve never been before? I mean, you love trains, but you’ve only ridden the subway.” Clockers was Spike Lee’s eighth film in nine years and is arguably his most concise work to date, leaving much of his trademark flashy cinematography and preachy dialogue by the wayside. Between an unsolved murder, his drug overlords and the NYPD, there’s seems no way out of the Brooklyn projects for a young clocker – a low tier drug dealer. The system seems designed to keep him right where he is.
Cast: Mekhi Phifer, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo
Actie, MisdaadLand: VS
Speelduur: 128 minuten