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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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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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Good time to kick.. Bad day to pick. 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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Trivia

Vondie Curtis-Hall originally offered the part of Spoon to Laurence Fishburne. But Curtis-Hall could not afford Fishburne's salary. The part was also offered to Don Cheadle and Forest Whitaker. 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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Referenced in Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Glitter (2011) See more »

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Men Of Action
Written by Robert J. Walsh
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Great Characters, Great Debut
14 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was just a lot of fun, no matter how you try and break it down. I saw it because of Tim Roth, and I'm glad I did; Tupac Shakur was just as enjoyable to watch, along with smaller roles from the now much-more-famous Thandie Newton and Lucy Liu.

In retrospect, the character development isn't anything incredibly deep, but it still has incredibly funny and dramatic moments despite this. It plays like a stageplay on a skateboard, bouncing from place to place, the journey more important than the destination.

Maybe that sounds a little silly, but it's still a lot of fun to watch and a lot of fun to go on a ride with these characters. Definitely a great kick, as we patiently wait for another film from mostly-actor Vondie-Curtis Hall.


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