Belly is a gritty dramatic film that was released in 1998. The film follows two gang members Tommy and Sincere. The two men decide to rob a nightclub with the rest of their gang members. The crew decides to hide out at Tommy's s house for awhile after the robbery. While they are hiding out, Tommy hears about a new form of heroin that is set to arrive on American shores. This type of heroin is said to be more potent than other forms. Tommy lets Sincere know about this new drug and tries to get him to agree to purchase some. They agree to meet with a drug lord named Ox and see about selling some of this heroin to make money. They also realize some money is missing from the robbery and they end up pistol whipping Black, another gang member. They make him strip naked.
Tommy and Sincere begin to corner the game of the new drug market. They start transporting this new heroin across the country, all the way to Omaha, Nebraska. An Omaha drug dealer named Big Head Rico is angry at Tommy and Sincere for taking all his customers so he rats them out to the police. The cops do a raid on Tommy and Sincere's stash house and arrest Knowledge, another gang member. Tommy refuses to bail Knowledge out so Knowledge calls Father Sha to handle him. Father Sha kills Rico in a bar fight and he is also injured when the bartender shoots him.
In the meantime, Tommy and Ox escape to Jamaica. While in Jamaica, they kill the son of a rival drug dealer. The drug dealer's family is furious and they retaliate. Ox is killed during the fight. Sincere is trying desperately to get out of the drug game and escape to Africa with his girl. He is afraid that Tommy is going to turn on him. Tommy meanwhile is still on the run after Jamaica and manages to make his way to Atlanta. Tommy then becomes a government informant and is hired to kill a black leader. He breaks into the leader's house where the leader persuades him not to kill him. Sincere is aware that his world is blowing up around him so manages to make an escape out of the country. Belly ends with a lot of bloodshed.
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