MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,938 this week

Drop Squad (1994)

R  |   |  Drama  |  28 October 1994 (USA)
4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 443 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 4 critic

Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an ... See full summary »

Director:

(as D. Clark Johnson)

Writers:

(story), (screen story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 527 titles
created 19 Aug 2011
 
a list of 733 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 2851 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 9964 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 112 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Drop Squad" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Drop Squad (1994)

Drop Squad (1994) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Drop Squad.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.

Director: Tim Reid
Stars: Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Leon
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his ... See full summary »

Director: James Hunter
Stars: Joe Morton, Ja Rule, Norman Grant
Animal (Video 2005)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the ... See full summary »

Director: David J. Burke
Stars: Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard, Chazz Palminteri
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a ... See full summary »

Director: Eriq La Salle
Stars: Michael Beach, Ronny Cox, Sinbad
School Daze (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Saving God (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Duane Crichton
Stars: Ving Rhames, Dean McDermott, Ricardo Chavira
Zooman (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Just another typical day in the life of a shooter. Not one person in this fine neighborhood is willing to come forward with any clues as to the identity of the killer of an innocent little ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Charles S. Dutton, Cynthia Martells
Animal 2 (2008)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Years after being shot by his eldest son Darius and taking the fall for his crimes, former gangster James "Animal" Allen serves a life sentence at Folsom Prison. When a riot breaks out ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Combs
Stars: Ving Rhames, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Richard Waugh
Percentage (2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In Miami, two hustlers on the run set up a credit fraud operation that soon attracts the attention from the police and the city's top criminals.

Director: Alex Merkin
Stars: Cam'ron, Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames
Eyes of a Witness (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Roy Baxter is concerned for his daughter Christina's safety. She's working as a doctor among the Masai in Kenya. Poaching gangs are slaughtering protected species, then raiding Masai ... See full summary »

Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Jennifer Grey, Carl Lumbly
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celbrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Paul Winfield, James Bond III, Olivia Cole
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A young drug dealer sells his soul to the devil in order to become the #1 seller on the block.

Director: Ryan Combs
Stars: Simon Rex, Ving Rhames, Esai Morales
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bruford Jamison Jr
...
Rocky Seavers
...
...
June Vanderpool
...
XB
Nicole Powell ...
Lenora Jamison
Eric Payne ...
Stokely
...
Zora
...
Mali
...
Trevor
...
Huey
...
Harriet (as Kimberly Hawthorne)
...
Berl (Flip) Mangum
...
Aunt Tilly
Charles Brown ...
Uncle Otha
Edit

Storyline

Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an advertising executive (La Salle) who has been providing advertising programs that belittles blacks and women. One advertisement features Spike Lee endorsing Gospelpak Fried Chicken which comes in a bucket with the Confederate flag draped all over it. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

No struggle, no progress. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leszámolók  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$734,693 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References I Spy (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Yes but...
3 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a sense everything the original poster says is correct but ironically their judgment is guilty of the same short sighted-sightedness as the movie. Race, identity, culture and politics are deeply complex sensitive issues. Most works of art (or general comments like these) can only address a handful of those issues from a single perspective. The "great" artists and their works are able to encompass the multiplicity of views rendering the complex simple enough to digest yet learn from (for the converted choir and the alienated masses).

Unfortunenately Drop Sqaud is not one of these works of arts. Yet I do not believe its content should be dismissed with such an easy wave of the hand. For me I found something valuable from this movie yet I completely see the original poster's comments. I am writing this comment/rebuttal not to debate or argue the worth of Drop Sqaud but to urge those of you interested in this movie to give it a chance knowing that their is "something" there even if it's buried in a bunch of "nothing".

peace


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Drop Squad (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?