From a script from first-time scribe James Gibson comes this filmed adaptation of ex-gangster Donald Goines' 1974 novel Never Die Alone. Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson (Juice, Bones), the films stars David Arquette as Paul Pawlowski, a reporter who takes an interest in gang kingpin King David, played by rapper/actor DMX. When King David is killed, Pawlowski happens upon the criminal's journal and envelops himself in his story. From there, the rise and fall of King David is covered in flashbacks as Pawlowski makes his way through the diary. Aisha Tyler and Jennifer Sky co-star.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama
- Run Time: 82min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/26/2004
- DVD Release Date: 07/13/2004
- Distributor(s): Sony
Ernest R. Dickerson
- Themes: Drug Trade,Rise and Fall Stories,Members of the Press,Street Gangs
- Tone: Forceful,Gritty,Menacing,Tense
diary, fall [downfall], gangster, journal, kingpin, murder, reporter
- Country of Origin: USA (03-26-2004)
- Language: English