• Publication date: January 18, 2009

Arrested Urban Development A City Of Crime Finds Its Favorite Preacher

Director Albert Pyun shot this movie simultaneously with two other features, "The Wrecking Crew" and "Corrupt", in Central and Eastern Europe on a shoestring budget. The movies were shot so their stars, rappers Snoop Dogg , Ice-T, Big Pun, Fat Joe and others, could star in a movie at the same time as the release of their latest rap-albums .

Director Albert Pyun shot this movie simultaneously with two other features, "The Wrecking Crew" and "Corrupt", in Central and Eastern Europe on a shoestring budget. The movies were shot so their stars, rappers Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Big Pun, Fat Joe and others, could star in a movie at the same time as the release of their latest rap-albums.

King [TJ Storm] has sold out the local gangs to the police. Harper [Rob Ladeish], the cop that's applying pressure so King Can talk, tells him he has only one more body bag to fill and then King can walk away. All he has to do is just sell out one more mobster; the biggest in the city and aptly named Terror. Terror [Fat Joe] is a big guy, so big he can hardly move, and has all ten fingers in every pie made in the city.

Preacher Caleb [Snoop Dogg] is out seeking revenge for the killing of his family and the burning of his church. When smalltime hoodlums Shadow [Vincent Klyn] and Holt [Tahitia Hicks] walk into an abandoned warehouse that is haunted by the ghost of preacher Caleb, things start to move in a different direction. Preacher Caleb is a ghost, an avenging angel, a demon vampire and psychotic killer all at once. And he's here to make those responsible pay their dues.

Produced by Ice-T and written by Hannah Blue and Andrew Markell, "Urban Menace" is a crime horror-thriller that will shirk a reaction out of you. Rated R for pervasive violence and language, this 1999 film runs for a total screen-time of 73 minutes.