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In Too Deep (1999)

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Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack dealer Dwayne Gittens aka "God". Gittens is known as a family man and a man of the people, contributing to his community and helping those in need. However, there is another side to him, a ruthless leader of a criminal empire who will torture or kill anyone without question. Over time, Cole develops a close friendship with Gittens. Cole's superiors worry that the line between cop and bad guy is getting blurred and that both identities are becoming one. Cole's loyalties are put to the ultimate test just as there is enough evidence to take Gittens down for good. Written by Dalton M

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He didn't know how far he'd have to go. See more »

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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25 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,220,297, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,003,141, 7 November 1999
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According to Omar Epps in several interviews, In Too Deep is based (loosely) on the true story of an undercover police officer who infiltrated an inner-city drug empire and took down the crimelord in charge. The undercover cop later committed suicide as a result of being "in too deep" in his undercover character role within the criminal organization. See more »

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Myra: They want you to go back in, don't they?
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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

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Unconventional Ways
Performed by The JazzyFatNastees
Written by Mercedes Martínez (as Mercedez Martinez), Tracey Moore (as Tracy Moore),
Scott Storch, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (as Ahmir Thompson)
Courtesy of Motive / MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Pretty good
7 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

First of all I'll start by saying that "In Too Deep" is a watered down version of "Deep Cover", but that's not really a bad thing.

The movie looks, sounds and is acted in a very well put together way. The characters are even memorable, even LL COOL J's "God", is really effective. He's a family man, but a notorious and mean gangster all at once.

The look at what going undercover can do to one's mental well being is a really sharp and involving look. Stanley Tucci, excellent, Nia Long, let her have her own movie,PLEASE!!, Omar Epps as "J. Reid", very impressive. And look for Pam Grier, NAS, and a few others.

A really good African American crime thriller, with heart.


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