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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
A gritty drama centered around brotherhood and friendship, "Once in the Life" is a realistic depiction of how everyday choices affect our path in life. It is a cautionary tale about making the wrong choices and the inevitable, tragic conclusion of an individual who is drawn to a life of crime - - once in the life, always in the life.

Cast: Laurence Fishburne , Titus Welliver , Eamonn Walker , Dominic Chianese Jr. , Paul Calderone , Gregory Hines , Annabella Sciorra , Michael Paul Chan

Director: Laurence Fishburne

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Once In The Life (2000)

Release Date: October 27th, 2000|1 hr. 47 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    As urban gangster drama, Once in the Life is way below mundane, and Fishburne's direction exceeds the rookie jitters. show more

  • 68
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Has a credibly gritty texture, thanks in large part to Fishburne's generosity with his fellow actors. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Strong, hard, dirty, funny, moving atmospheric and laced with scabrously musical street dialogue. show more

  • November 22, 2013 warshap7
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    An intense film. All of the acting is solid, and Fishburne is exceptional.

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