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Pet Sins February 2000

Romeo Must Die

This, I believe, is the first major US motion picture featuring an Asian-guy-black-girl romance to be released in American theatres. (Cinderella (1997) and Fakin' Da Funk (1997) had Asian-boy-black-girl couples but both were not intended for mainstream theatres. Fakin' Da Funk is an independent with limited distribution. Whitney Houston's Cinderella is made-for-TV.)

Record sensation Aaliyah Haughton stars as a gangster's daughter who tries to halt the Chinese-black gang war in Oakland. Jet Li plays Chinese Romeo to Aaliyah's Juliet.

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Jan 2000