After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police.

  1. Vondie Curtis-Hall

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tupac Amaru Shakur

    Tupac Amaru Shakur

    Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore

  2. Tim Roth

    Tim Roth

    Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland

  3. Thandie Newton

    Thandie Newton

    Barbara 'Cookie' Cook

  4. Charles Fleischer

    Charles Fleischer

    Mr. Woodson

  5. Howard Hesseman

    Howard Hesseman

    Blind Man

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Release Information

  • January 29, 1997


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

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