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Gang Tapes (2001)

R | | Crime, Drama | February 2001 (USA)
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
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Jerald
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Home Invasion Father
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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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With the exception of Darris Love, all of the lead actors in this movie were former gang members from Watts and South-Central Los Angeles. See more »

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Passion of the gang
30 November 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I hate the fact that movies like this go unnoticed. I came across this movie by accident while renting a DVD at my local video store. I have a particular interest in this culture and I think it portrays a pretty accurate account of what happens in this way of life. I was totally fixed on this movie. I loved the directors passion to make this film what it was and it showed in the result. Before I saw the credits I thought this was a documentary and thought to take an idea like this and make it look convincing was something that had to be recognised.

I liked the fact that none of them really wore their "colours" helped the feeling of the movie even more and the only real representation of "crip" was done though gang signs and rapping. OK also through bandannas but even Alonzo was wearing a grayish one on his arm which could have become confusing to some viewers. i just loved the fact that it wasn't OBVIOUS.

I would also put this film in the same category as "Kids" and even put it up there with "Rize" because movies like "Gang Tapes" the two I just mentioned don't come around too often and hardly get the recognition that they deserve. So congrats to all involved in this film. To any of u budding film makers out there make more film like this because I know I would if I had the talent!! Take Care and goodnight.


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