A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear. Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Critics complained that the scene showing the funeral being disrupted by gang gunfire was unrealistic. According to the filmmakers, shortly after the scene wrapped, a church service a short distance away actually was disrupted by gang gunfire. See more »
The shadow of the camera mount can be seen on Hodges' car during the car chase scene. See more »
Hey Hodges, what do you think about all those hot shot jitter bugs, huh?
What about 'em?
You never went for this shit, did you?
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Gangs in L.A. will never die, just multiply. Colors.
I always enjoy watching this film. Raw, and uncompromising. Great performances by Sean Penn and Robert Duvall.
A dark, and gritty portrayal of gang life in LA, and the special cop task force who deals with them. The film is never preachy, or insulting in it's execution. Awash with violence and profanity - but it's not glorified and serves a purpose.
This movie isn't without flaws. I could have done without the drawn-out, and pointless lovemaking scene with Penn and Maria Conchita Alonso. T-Bone's arrest scene could have been explained without a feeble attempt at comedy. Also, I think "eyy hoolmes" is said about 50 times too many. I feel that these greatly undermine what is overall a solid motion picture.
If you're a fan of gritty cop/crime dramas, or of gangsta' movies, I strongly urge you to see this film.
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