MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -4

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and some sexuality. (Due to the strong violence and excessive language, Preview has chosen not to review this film.)

Victor Rosa (John Leguizamo) is all about the mighty dollar and fashions himself as a businessman on par with Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Bill Gates. With an iron fist, he runs a successful "street pharmaceutical" business that peddles a heroin mix he has named Empire. His beautiful fiance, Carmen, a Baruch College student, befriends a classmate with an investment-banker boyfriend, Jack Wimmer (Peter Sarsgaard). Victor meets Jack, and they instantly connect. Both are hard-core businessmen from two different sides of the legal fence. When Jack offers Victor a piece of the action on the stock market, he sees his ticket out of the violent streets of the South Bronx and jumps at the opportunity. But there is a bigger price to be paid than clean money for his gorgeous new Soho lifestyle. For the first time, Victor is confronted with a price tag that he will find difficult to pay.

Preview Reviewer: None
Universal Pictures, Universal City, CA

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Crude Language: Not reviewed.

Obscene Language: Not reviewed.

Profanity: Not reviewed.

Violence: Not reviewed.

Sex: Not reviewed.

Nudity: Not reviewed.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Not reviewed.

Drugs: Not reviewed.

Other: Not reviewed.

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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