Never Die Alone
- 1 hr 28 min
This 2004 film was directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and had a top billing cast. David Arquette plays a journalist named Paul, who is in the wrong place at the wrong time, when he runs into King David,DMX. King David takes on the biblical name, but is no saint, only a drug thug who comes home seeking to rectify the past. Paul is only trying to help King David from a brief, but violent encounter, by taking him to the hospital. The few moments they are together will make a significant impact on Paul's life. The drug dealer is shot and dies leaving Paul all his earthly possessions. Besides a car, Paul finds cassette tapes that reveal the dark and sinister world of a drug dealer. King David uses his preacher instincts to tell the stories of his life in sermon style. The unsuspecting Paul listens to the tapes and realizes that King David was anything but a preacher. The lessons King David learns seem to be inconsequential as he continues his illegal actions. He realizes that all his actions have come full circle, which leads to his violent death. It is through the listening of the tapes that Paul realizes what kind of man he assisted. David Arquette is not known for such a serious role, but he pulls the role of Paul off. Usually a bumbling idiot, he takes on the role of a real life character. The movie got excellent reviews for the performances of Arquette and DMX. The movie runs one hour and twenty-eight minutes. It is rated R for violence and explicit language that one would expect considering the story line. A movie with real world dilemmas is for mature audiences only. The movie offers the aspects of a drug dealers life, and what living on that side of the law will bring. In the end he dies alone with no one to care.