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Gang Related (1997)

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After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

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Jim Kouf

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Jim Kouf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Det. Frank Divinci (as James Belushi)
Tupac Shakur ... Det. Rodriguez
Lela Rochon ... Cynthia Webb
Dennis Quaid ... Joe Doe / William
James Earl Jones ... Arthur Baylor
David Paymer ... Elliot Goff
Wendy Crewson ... Helen Eden
Gary Cole ... Richard Simms
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Manny Landrew
Brad Greenquist ... Richard Stein
James Handy ... Capt. Henderson
Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee ... Lionel Hudd
Victor Love ... Hooper
Robert LaSardo ... Sarkasian
Perry Anzilotti ... Vic
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Storyline

Two corrupt cops murder an undercover DEA agent by mistake, and frantically try to cover their tracks by framing a homeless man for the crime. That involves juggling evidence, coaching witnesses, and improvising to keep their desperate scheme from unraveling. Written by <rozebud@compuserve.com>

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With cops like these, you don't need gangsters. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some violence and a scene with nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminal Intent See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,286,065, 12 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,790,448, 9 November 1997
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The word "fuck" and its derivatives are said more than 165 times. See more »

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When Det. Frank Divinci talks to Joe for the first time about the crime in the car we can clearly see the camera in the reflection of the window. As the scene progress the camera zooms in and a head can be seen next to the camera. See more »

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Divinci: Alright. Let's think about this.
Detective Rodriguez: Yeah. Let's.
Divinci: What's the worse case scenario?
Detective Rodriguez: What? Are you kidding me?
Divinci: No.
Detective Rodriguez: You're not joking with me? You mean, what's WORSE than what we've done that can still happen? You mean, what's worse than if this shit doesn't work out and blows up in our face! THEN we go to jail! THEN we get sent to the electric chair! THEN we die! THEN we go to Hell! You mean, what's worse than THAT?
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) See more »

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Referenced in Sunday Morning Rapture (2017) See more »

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Lost Souls
Written by Tupac Shakur, Noble and E.D.I., D. Frank & M. Murphy
Performed by 2Pac featuring Noble and E.D.I.
Artists courtesy of The "Untouchable" Death Row Records
Contains an interpolation of "Don't disturb this groove"
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Can these two do anything right?
1 June 2000 | by RueMorgueSee all my reviews

This movie is not too bad, once you get past the fact that it stars TuPac Shakur... I mean, after Poetic Justice, did anybody think he could act? I sure didn't. He was a great artist, but acting wasn't his forte. Actually, to be honest, I didn't expect great things after seeing Poetic Justice, but he wasn't too bad in this movie after all.

However, when watching this movie, the question I kept asking myself was, "How can these two fools make this situation any worse?" In fact, I think that's what makes this film work. I spent most of my time waiting to see what kind of crazy coincidence would pop up next. The film certainly doesn't disappoint if you like plot twists, even if you can see them a mile away.

Overall, this is a pretty good drama about corrupt cops. I recommend it for a Saturday afternoon when there's nothing fantastic on TV, or for a Sunday if you aren't a football or racing fanatic. Just don't waste your money on it for a Friday night, you should be watching new releases on Fridays.

My Rating: 8/10


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