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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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Storyline

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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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)  »

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Gridlock'd  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,479,037 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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Trivia

According to Bokeem Woodbine, Tupac Shakur asked Lucy Liu for a date but she turned him down. See more »

Goofs

When Spoon and Stretch are running from the drug dealers, the mic is reflected in a window. 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 La Haine (1995) See more »

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Men Of Action
Written by Robert J. Walsh
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Chemistry between Roth and Shakur makes this a worth watching movie.
17 December 2006 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

Extraordinary chemistry between Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur is the best feature about this movie.

The situations are really interesting with a bit of black humor and some action going on. Tupac Shakur, against all criticism, delivers a solid, believable, likable performance. Tim Roth is amazing and delivers a badass performance as the "cool" junkie with a bad attitude.

I really dig how they care for each other and how they help each other whenever there's trouble. The drug sub-plot is also interesting and very good carried on.

Years ago I mentioned on another review that this was the best on-screen duo of 1997. I still think the same.


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