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Gang Tapes (2001)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  February 2001 (USA)
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When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.

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Alonzo
Darontay McClendon ...
Cyril
Don Cambell ...
Travis
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Erik
Trivell ...
Kris
Sonja Marie ...
Kris' Mother
Aura Ruiz ...
Khandi
Tasheia Woodward ...
Kris' Sister
Andrew Stoddard ...
Tourist Father
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Tourist Mother (as Michelle Marie White)
Rochelle ...
Tourist Daughter
Kevin Wiseman ...
Tourist Son
Dwayne Whitehead ...
Rodney
Bruce Lemon ...
Jerald
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When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.

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A coming of Rage story

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Rated R for strong violence, language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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The scene in which Darontay McClendon's character Cyril hits another man with a tire iron is based on an incident in McClendon's own life for which he did 15 months in prison. See more »

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A Pleasant Little Surprise of a Film!
24 July 2010 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Very steady-handed directing anchors this low-budget urban indie about a stolen, shakily-held camcorder. Surprisingly well-made and acted; solid, naturalistic performances all around, and not a missed emotional note or utterly implausible story spot to be found. Plot's really nothing new, just told from a somewhat refreshing point of view -- that of a teen male who finds himself in his community's vortex of violence, nihilism and despair and the incessant tensions that such an atmosphere breeds. I'd say the director achieved what he attempted to do quite well. And he's not too preachy or heavy-handed with the project's anti-gang message -- thus making it quite an effective and un-glamorized cinematic little sermon. It gets genuinely intense at times as a result of its ultra-realistic sheen and assured acting, and it's well-paced and never dull, even when character's are unleashed to tell their tales to the protagonist's camera at length. Overall, an enjoyable little movie, well-conceived, executed (no pun intended -- lot's of violent shootings), and again, very solidly acted for the genre. Don't expect much - you too will be presently surprised.


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