Turn It Up 23 years old

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Turn It Up

Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run drugs for "Mr. B." Inside a week, Diamond's beloved mother dies suddenly, his father appears after an absence of 12 years and wants a relationship, and his girlfriend Kia tells him she's pregnant, asking him if he's ready to be a father. Gage steals $100,000 in a multiple-felony robbery so that Diamond can record a full album, not knowing it's Mr. B's money he's taken. B wants his money, Diamond wants his music, Tia wants an answer.


Turn It Up Cast

Name Character
Jason Statham He was 33, now 56 years old as Mr. B
Patricia Velásquez She was 29, now 52 years old
Chris Messina He was 26, now 49 years old as Baz
Vondie Curtis-Hall He was 49, now 73 years old as Cliff
Tamala Jones She was 25, now 49 years old as Kia
Ja Rule He was 24, now 47 years old as David 'Gage' Williams
Derwin Jordan as Seamus
John Ralston He was 35, 54 years old when he died as Mr. White
Elain R. Graham as Rose
Patrice Goodman as Jane
Faith Evans She was 27, now 50 years old as Natalie
Eugene Clark He was 48, now 72 years old as Marshall
Pras He was 27, now 51 years old as Denzel / Diamond
Melyssa Ford She was 23, now 47 years old as Deborah
Chang Tseng He was 68, now 91 years old as Mr. Chang
Conrad Dunn as Urie
Jeff Jones He was 46, now 70 years old as Minister
LeRoy Allen as Security Guard
DJ Skribble He was 31, now 55 years old as DJ
Shinehead He was 38, now 61 years old as Smiley
Harry-O as Master Mix

Turn It Up Crew

Name Department
Jaro Dick as Set Decoration. Art
Jeff Freeman as Editor. He was 0 (now 23) years old Editing
Happy Walters as Producer. Production
Robert Adetuyi as Director. He was 0 (now 23) years old Directing
Robert Adetuyi as Author. He was 0 (now 23) years old Writing
E. Bennett Walsh as Producer. Production
Ray 'Cory' Daniels as Author. Writing
Kelly Hilaire as Author. Writing
Lennox Parris as Executive Producer. Production
Chris Hudson as Author. He was 28 (now 52) years old Writing
Lester Parris as Executive Producer. Production
Gary Ventimiglia as Executive Producer. Production
Ina Mayhew as Production Design. Art
Frank Fitzpatrick as Original Music Composer. He was 39 (now 62) years old Sound
KEi as Art Direction. Art
Mimi Melgaard as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Hubert Taczanowski as Director of Photography. He was 39 (now 63) years old Camera
Guy Oseary as Producer. He was 27 (now 51) years old Production
Pras as Producer. He was 27 (now 51) years old Production
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Turn It Up (23 years)

How you gonna win?

  • Release day: Wednesday, September 06, 2000
  • Runtime: 86 minutes