An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

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Cast

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Louisa Gomez
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Ron Delaney
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Larry Sylvester (as Grand Bush)
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Melindez
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Bailey
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Storyline

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 <loh@sfu.ca>

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29 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colores de guerra  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,616,067 (USA)
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Trivia

The mural with Jesus where "Pac-man" spray paints a young vandalizers face is also seen in "Falling Down"(1993), also starring Robert Duvall as a cop. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Danny and Bob first meet in the police station washroom, there is something in Bob's back pocket that is sticking out in some shots, but disappears in others. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diaz: Hey Hodges, what do you think about all those hot shot jitter bugs, huh?
Bob Hodges: What about 'em?
Diaz: You never went for this shit, did you?
Bob Hodges: No way.
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Connections

References Victimas de la pobreza (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

MEMORIES OF EL MONTE
Performed by The Penguins
Written by Frank Zappa / Ray Collins
Published by Drive-In Music Co., Inc
Courtesy of Original Sound Entertainment
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21 January 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated R for Violence,Language,Drug Use and Some Sexuality

Colors is a 1980's film starring Sean Penn(Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and Robert Duvall(The Godfather).I usually like films that take place in a ghetto setting.Menace II Society is one of my favorite films of all time.I was interested in seeing this and I finally watched it yesterday night.I think its a good film.The acting is great and has Don Cheadle and Damon Wayans in roles before they were famous.The film is basically about two cops in Los Angelas.Duvall is the older cop and teachers Penn the tricks of the trade but Penn wants to live by his own rules which eventually makes him hated and his girlfriend leaves him.The film is pretty good but not as good as say Boyz in the hood or menace 2 society.But then again there not really in the same league.


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