In the soon-to-be-released film Black and White, the Knicks' Allan Houston portrays—woodenly, we might add—a college hoops star, while Mike Tyson is quite a find as, well, Mike Tyson. B and W includes unscripted scenes, and we wonder how much of this exchange between Tyson and the rapper-producer Power, who plays hip hop impresario Rich Bower, was improvised.
Tyson: You have a problem with somebody, you have to solve the problem, take care of the problem. You're angry, angry about people, and you feel they've betrayed you. If you're not willing to be nice to somebody constantly, then you should kill them, because if you're not nice to them, you empower them. Once you empower them, they're going to kill you or hurt you.
Power: So you're telling me I got to murder him.
Tyson: Hold on, my friend. I said nothing of the sort. I'm too fastidious with my words.... What I said is, you have a problem, deal with the repercussions of it. Are you willing to deal with the responsibility of going to penitentiary? I've been there, you don't want to go to prison. Random strip search, random kick you in the ass, have a dog look up your ass. Some pervert guard playing with your a———, your balls. Is that what you want?