Down 568 this week

Gang in Blue (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  8 September 1996 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 321 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.

0Check in

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 763 titles
created 17 May 2012
a list of 138 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
a list of 2129 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 84 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Gang in Blue" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Gang in Blue (TV Movie 1996)

Gang in Blue (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 5.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gang in Blue.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

CIA guy and IRA guy reluctantly team up to catch IRA guy's rogue brother.

Director: James Brolin
Stars: Jennie Garth, James Brolin, Patrick Foy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young man who's been labeled mentally ill is left on his own after his mother's murder. Confused and alone, he's targeted by two different con artists out to make off with his inheritance.

Director: Allan Mindel
Stars: Troy Garity, Alison Folland, Randy Quaid
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles
Stars: Thomas Anderson, Jay Van Leer, Robert Dunn
Coastlines (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.

Director: Victor Nunez
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Josh Brolin, Sarah Wynter
Picnic (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but then she meets an interesting stranger who just got off the train.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Josh Brolin, Ben Caswell
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.

Director: Deran Sarafian
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Craig Sheffer, David Arquette
All the Rage (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Stern
Stars: Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, Robert Forster
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand!

Director: Melvin Van Peebles
Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons, Howard Caine
Finish Line (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In order to get better results, a young athlete starts using steroids and begins his downfall.

Director: John Nicolella
Stars: James Brolin, Josh Brolin, Mariska Hargitay
Baadasssss! (2003)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mario Van Peebles's half documentary/half homage to his father Melvin's 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Nia Long, Joy Bryant
Love Kills (1998)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A masseur gets mixed up in the family plots at the mansion of a recently deceased Beverly Hills millionaire.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Lesley Ann Warren, Donovan Leitch Jr.
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.7/10 X  

A rapper finds himself possessed by the soul of a dead fashion designer; frequently switching personalities.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles
Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Glenn Athaide, Rick Aviles


Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rhoades
Anita Boyard
Moose Tavola
Sean McCann ...
Clute Mirkovich
Andre Speier
Joe Beckstrem
Bruce Smolanoff ...
Theo Jensen
Gus Mochizuki
Kendrick Davis ...
Brent Schaefer ...
Ty Lewis
Michael Tough ...
Paramedic #1


Gang In Blue is based on the real life investigations of several US police forces for racism and corruption. This production focuses on one of these police forces where Michael Rhoades is a new recruit who discovers much to his horror, a band of little Hitlers known as the 'Phantoms'. They let Rhoades know almost straight away that he is not wanted there and when he discovers corruption is rife he finds he is the target of a vicious campaign to set him up. Written by Scott Dawson <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He's Forced To Make A Desperate and Deadly Stand See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrupción policial  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Andre Speier: Looks like We"re dealing with "A Gang In Blue"
Michael Rhoades: [Quoting from a poem/lyric] "Whatcha Gonna Do? When The Gang's In Blue?"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Gang In Blue....
13 April 2012 | by (Salisbury, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was on True Movies and Radio Times online gave it a healthy 3 stars, so thought I'd check it out.

For a start, it looks and feels like a proper film, not a TV movie, well made and with an obvious budget. Written and directed by the black father and son, Mario and Melvin Van Peebles, its thrust is around uncovering racism within the police that affects not just black officers but also members of the public.

The ever dependable JT Walsh plays the lieutenant who heads a secret brotherhood, known as the Phantoms, that also includes the recognisable Stephen Lang. The FBI sends in black cop Michael Rhoades (Melvin Van Peebles) to investigate under cover and who finds the Phantoms at work both in their patrol work but also, more and more, being directed towards him.

Aside of this there are gritty police patrols and arrests and a realistically written script. The movie had a cert 18 warning, which means there's quite a lot of violence and swearing.

All in all, a decent enough cop thriller/drama that, whilst not covering new ground, does what it does do, pretty well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Gang in Blue (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: