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Gang in Blue (1996)

Black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Van Peebles ... Michael Rhoades
Josh Brolin ... Keith DeBruler
Cynda Williams ... Anita Boyard
J.T. Walsh ... Lt. William Eyler
Stephen Lang ... Moose Tavola
Sean McCann Sean McCann ... Clute Mirkovich
Melvin Van Peebles ... Andre Speier
Zach Grenier ... Joe Beckstrem
Bruce Smolanoff ... Theo Jensen
William MacDonald ... Groat
Peter Kosaka Peter Kosaka ... Gus Mochizuki
Kendrick Davis Kendrick Davis ... Potter
Brent Schaefer Brent Schaefer ... Ty Lewis
Sandi Ross ... Nurse
Michael Tough ... Paramedic #1
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Storyline

Gang In Blue is based on the real life investigations of several US police forces for racism and corruption. This production focuses on one of these police forces where Michael Rhoades is a new recruit who discovers much to his horror, a band of little Hitlers known as the 'Phantoms'. They let Rhoades know almost straight away that he is not wanted there and when he discovers corruption is rife he finds he is the target of a vicious campaign to set him up. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrupción policial See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Keith DeBruler: [Having come across three kids beaten to death by Moose Tavola]
[Desperatley]
Keith DeBruler: We've gotta have something we can use against him?
Michael Rhoades: [Reality sinking in] No all we've got is three dead black kids and the ring pull to a beer can... WE'VE GOT NOTHING!
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Surprises All Round
17 March 2001 | by Dan-BowesSee all my reviews

The first time i watched this film i thought that it wouldn't be very good, but after the first few minutes I was surprised at the quality of acting and powerful scenes that it possessed, and the fact that it was based on real life investigations made it even more moving. I was also impressed with Mario Van Peebels' directing skills and also his acting had seemed to improve from earlier films as this story line was possibly something he had encountered (although,i hope, not as violent). The story line was a bit basic and could have had some extra twists in it (as i am a big fan of them) but despite this the film was a good watch and makes you think of the problem of racism and persecution through the world.


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