Martin Scorsese directed the video, and Wesley Snipes played the rival gang leader. The long version runs 17 minutes.
Not only did Martin Scorsese direct this music video, but many of his top collaborators also worked on the project, including cinematographer Michael Chapman (Raging Bull
, Taxi Driver
), writer Richard Price (The Color of Money
), producer Barbara De Fina (The Color of Money
) and Scorsese's lifelong editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Darryl (Michael Jackson)'s mom is played by singer Roberta Flack.
Scorsese was working on The Color of Money
when Jones called him and asked for four days of his time to shoot the video. Scorsese agreed, and took his crew around New York City to do the shoot during a break in filming.
John - Dublin, Ireland