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Gang Tapes -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Steven Wolfson (written by) &
Adam Ripp (written by)
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A coming of Rage story
Plot:
When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Passion of the gang See more (35 total) »

Cast

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Darris Love ... Alonzo
Darontay McClendon ... Cyril
Don Cambell ... Travis

Six Reasons ... Erik
Trivell ... Kris
Sonja Marie ... Kris' Mother
Aura Ruiz ... Khandi
Tasheia Woodward ... Kris' Sister
Andrew Stoddard ... Tourist Father

Michelle McGinty ... Tourist Mother (as Michelle Marie White)
Rochelle ... Tourist Daughter
Kevin Wiseman ... Tourist Son
Dwayne Whitehead ... Rodney

Bruce Lemon ... Jerald

Champagne Powell ... Home Invasion Father
Nancy Whitworth ... Home Invasion Mother
Nana Murphy ... Home Invasion Daughter
Tramonde Myers ... Big Loco
Lil' Skrappy ... Kris' Killer / Rival in Red
Celeste Bowen ... Raven
Kojo Lewis ... Minister at Funeral
Bradrick Walker ... Eight Ball
Lavale Booth ... Bully 1
Lafayette Braxton ... Bully 2
Aletha Spann ... Female Crackhead
Hajii King ... Freestyle Rapper
T. Dennis ... Crackhead on Bike
Lance Peters ... Skeeter
Shirley Hill ... Cyril's Mother
Boo Kapone ... Himself
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Directed by
Adam Ripp 
 
Writing credits
Steven Wolfson (written by) &
Adam Ripp (written by)

Produced by
Quentin Drew .... associate producer
David H. Goodman .... producer
Adam Ripp .... producer
Artie Ripp .... executive producer
Steven Wolfson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Coolio 
Kurupt 
Chino XL 
 
Cinematography by
Keith L. Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Tina Imahara 
 
Casting by
Betsy Fels 
Anissa Williams 
 
Production Design by
Thomas A. Brown 
 
Set Decoration by
Tchia Casselle 
 
Costume Design by
Angela Potts 
 
Makeup Department
Alexandrea A. Bouska .... special makeup effects artist
Kemi Cooks .... department head hair
 
Production Management
Christi Tidman .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tahmel T. Dennis .... first assistant director
Eddie L. Watkins .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Lionel Ball .... sound mixer
Jon Oh .... sound designer
Woody Stubblefield .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunt coordinator
 
Music Department
JD Hopkins .... music supervisor
Flip Floyd Wilcox .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Patrick J. Gorman .... production legal
Andre Hargunani .... script supervisor
David Albert Pierce .... production counsel
Christi Tidman .... accountant
 

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Rated R for strong violence, language, drug use and some sexuality
Runtime:
91 min
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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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Passion of the gang, 30 November 2005
Author: RoYaBoat from Melbourne, Australia

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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