"Set It Off" Turns 21 This Year And Here's What The Cast Has Been Up To
Happy anniversary to a real one!
On Nov. 4, 1996, director F. Gary Gray introduced the world to
Set It Off and it didn't take long for the film to become a cult classic.
The movie surrounds four close friends who've dealt with their fair share of struggles. After some heavy convincing, they decide to embark on a string of bank robberies to help improve their living conditions. Friendships are tested, lives are lost, and laws are broken in this crime drama.
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Well, it's been 21 years since the film's debut, so let's see what the stars of the movie have been up to:
Jada Pinkett Smith as Lida "Stoney" Newsome
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What she's been up to: The Baltimore native went on to star in projects like Bamboozled, Kingdom Come, The Matrix Reloaded, Collateral, Madagascar, The Women, Magic Mike XXL, Bad Moms, Hawthorne, Gotham, and Girls Trip.
Jada also sings lead vocals in a metal band called Wicked Wisdom.
Memorable line: "Every time we get high you start looking like Sugar Bear."
Queen Latifah as Cleopatra "Cleo" Sims
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What she's been up to: The New Jersey native went on to star in projects like Chicago, The Secret Life of Bees, Hairspray, Joyful Noise, Bessie, The Wiz Live!, Star, and Girls Trip. Did we mention she's racked up SAG Awards, a Golden Globe, and a Primetime Emmy along the way?
Memorable line: "We ain't robbin' stage coaches. I need something I can set it off with."
Vivica A. Fox as Francesca "Frankie" Sutton
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What she's been up to: The Indiana native went on to star in projects like Booty Call, Soul Food, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Kingdom Come, Two Can Play That Game, Juwanna Man, Kill Bill: Volume 1 & 2, 1-800-MISSING, City of Angels, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Empire.
Memorable line: "What's the fucking procedure when you've got a gun at your head?"
Kimberly Elise as Tisean "T.T." Williams
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What she's been up to: The Minneapolis native went on to star in projects like Beloved, John Q, Woman Thou Art Loosed, The Manchurian Candidate, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Great Debaters, For Colored Girls, Dope, Close to Home, Almost Christmas, and Hit the Floor.
Memorable line: "If you wanna' kick my ass then come on, let's get it over with, because I'm sick of your shit. I need that money."
John C. McGinley as Detective Strode
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What he's been up to: The New York native went on to star in projects like Nothing to Lose, Any Given Sunday, Office Space, The Animal, Scrubs, Are We Done Yet?, Alex Cross, 42, and The Belko Experiment.
Memorable line: "All you got is you. You gotta' save you."
Blair Underwood as Keith Weston
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What he's been up to: The Washington native went on to star in projects like Asunder, Rules of Engagement, Full Frontal, Malibu's Most Wanted, Something New, Madea's Family Reunion, The Art of Getting By, I Will Follow, City of Angels, Sex and the City, Fatherhood, Dirty Sexy Money, The Event, and Quantico.
Memorable line: "I am quite content just listening to you, staring into those beautiful pretty brown eyes...are you cross-eyed?"
Ella Joyce as Detective Waller
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What she's been up to: The Chicago native went on to land roles in projects like Temptation, Preacher's Kid, Nina, and Our Family Wedding. She is also very well known in the theater realm.
Memorable line: "Stevie Newsome. No priors. Good student, headed for college I hear."
Dr. Dre as Black Sam
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What he's been up to: The California native continued to produce for some of the biggest names in hip hop, while also releasing his own studio albums like 2001 and Compton. He's won numerous Grammy Awards and had his likeness portrayed in two major films: Straight Outta Compton and All Eyez On Me.
Memorable line: "Ayo Bruce, go on and hook 'em up with that right shit."
Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Stevie Newsome
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What he's been up to: The Philadelphia native went on to star in 7th Heaven and earned guest roles on projects like Sister, Sister, In the House, The Parkers, The Game, and Netflix's Haters Back Off!
Chaz is also pursuing a music career, singing and songwriting.
Memorable line: "Come on, Stoney, don't go off on me now." BuzzFeed Daily
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