The classic movie “Set It Off” hit theaters 25 years ago today!

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Flatmates, 25 years ago today the audience was introduced to the lives of Stoney, Cleo, Frankie and TT when the iconic film “Set it off“It was released in theaters. Showcasing a group of female friends resorting to criminal activity to make money, the film was an instant classic and a staple in black culture.

Stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise represented something rarely seen in Hollywood movies, a criminal drama with an all-female black cast. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, we took a little trip down memory lane with some of our favorite scenes.

During a previous interview, Vivica A. Fox talked about many of the behind-the-scenes details of “Set It Off”, how some lines were improvised and more:

“We fell into the dynamics of our characters, for sure. That’s why we were able to improvise so easily. Jada improvised: “Frankie wants to blow up the bank, uh. Frankie wants to rob the bank, uh.” People will come to me and say, “Frankie wants to blow up the bank!” And I say, “It’s not crazy, they don’t even know it wasn’t written.

The rooftop scene was so much improvised. I remember our butts hurt. I don’t know what the hell that roof was made of, but wow, it hurt. Much of that scene was improvised, like Jada telling Cleo, “You look like a Sugar Bear.” That scene is so memorable to me. And then also the scene in which I am questioned “.

Since the film premiered 25 years ago there have been a handful of theatrical adaptations, but none have even come close to the legendary and powerful performances that make the original such an ultimate classic.

Happy Anniversary!

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