|Directed by||Peter Gathings Bunche|
|Produced by||Paul Hertzberg|
|Written by||Peter Gathings Bunche|
|Starring|| Ernie Hudson |
|Music by||Joseph Williams|
|Edited by||Daniel Duncan|
World International Network (WIN)
|Distributed by|| HBO Films |
Butter (known as Never 2 Big in the United States) is a 1998 action film starring Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, Tony Todd and Donnie Wahlberg. It originally premiered on HBO as an HBO Original Film. It was later released to video by Artisan Entertainment as Never 2 Big in 1998 and on DVD in 2001.
The film follows corrupt record company executives who kill a singing sensation with a lethal injection rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her foster brother for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the real killers.
| Soundtrack album by |
|Released||March 31, 1998|
|Genre||Hip hop, R&B|
|Producer||Kay Gee, DJ Paul, Juicy J, The Beatnuts, E-A-Ski, CMT|
The soundtrack to the film was released on March 31, 1998, through Relativity Records and consisted of hip hop and R&B music.
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