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Colors (1988)

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny McGavin
... Bob Hodges
... Louisa Gomez
... Ron Delaney
... Larry Sylvester (as Grand Bush)
... Rocket
... Bird
... High Top
... Melindez
... Bailey
... Frog
Charles Walker ... Reed
... T-Bone
Fred Asparagus ... Cook
... Officer Porter
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Storyline

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Two cops. Two gangs. One hell of a war. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilantes de la calle  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,747,118, 17 April 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,616,067
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Sound Mix:

(Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the community meeting, the character played by Tony Todd says he's a Vietnam veteran. Todd appeared in Platoon (1986), as a soldier who fought in the Vietnam War. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when the gang members are partying in the hills, the police conduct a raid. One of the police cars is seen pulling into the area from the background and turns on it's overhead lights. It is then seen arriving from the background and turning them on again 2 seconds later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diaz: Hey Hodges, what do you think about all those hot shot jitter bugs, huh?
Bob Hodges: What about 'em?
Diaz: You never went for this shit, did you?
Bob Hodges: No way.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

ESTE NECIO CORAZON
Performed by Maly y Su Playa Azul
Written by Cuco Escaler
Published by Drive-In Music Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Maly y Su Playa Azul
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Classic hood movie
8 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Colors is a classic hood movie. This is the one that still stands the test of time. But what makes Colors so good is that it fouces on the cops and not teenagers as the main characters. Sean Peen is great in the lead as is Robert Duvall as his partner. If you haven't seen it check it out.


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