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Gridlock'd (1997)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  29 January 1997 (USA)
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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »

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Koolaid
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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Life is a traffic jam. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for graphic drug use, pervasive strong language, some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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29 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó belövés  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,603,049 (USA) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

$5,479,037 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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According to producer Damian Jones, Tupac Shakur was also making music videos and recording music every day after filming. The producers convinced Shakur to cut back on his musical activities because his exhaustion was affecting his performance. See more »

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Supposed to be Detroit, but every license plate is "Ohio". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland: I'm thinking about getting a penis implant.
Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore: Get the fuck out of here.
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For Tupac "One Love" R.I.P. See more »

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References Super Fly (1972) See more »

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Arranged by Robert J. Walsh
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Effective buddy movie
8 March 1999 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

With no plot and very little in the way of action, it is amazing that this little film works so effectively. Basically a day-in-the-life tale following the misfortunes of two drug addicts, Stretch (Roth) & Spoon (Shakur), as they desperately try to kick heroin and avoid the unfortunate attention of a local gangster (Curtis-Hall). The dialogue is sparky and funny, and the two leads are very impressive. Shakur is a true revelation, and Roth plays the part he always plays very well. The film tries to be very moral at times, but isn't, and the music in the film steps on the wrong side of ridiculous. But as a good night in front of the TV, Gridlock'd succeeds magnificently.


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