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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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The Best Place To Hide Is Behind A Badge 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The police station location was the same one used in the Steven Seagal thriller The Glimmer Man (1996). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Detective Rodriguez: [in Divinci's office, shortly after Dunner is found Not Guilty] ...Bad news.
Divinci: Don't tell me: Clyde walked. I heard all about it.
Detective Rodriguez: Worse: Joe's going to stand trial. Judge Pine found him mentally unfit to plead one way or the other.
Divinci: [glaring at him in shock] You're joking with me! ...Right?
Detective Rodriguez: Oh, yeah, I *love* to make people laugh; that's my life's work! Did you hear the one about the two cops who wasted a Drug Enforcement Agent?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Gloria (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do U Want It
Written by Tupac Shakur, J. Jackson, Quincy Jones, L. Ware, B. Fisher, S. Richardson
Performed by 2Pac
Artist courtesy of The "Untouchable" Death Row Records
Contains a sample of "Body Heat"
Performed by Quincy Jones
Courtesy of A & M Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Better than expected
9 May 2005 | by jmorrison-2See all my reviews

Much better movie than I expected. Jim Belushi and Tupac Shakur have a good chemistry as 2 crooked, conflicted cops. Tupac Shakur actually played a very good character as the increasingly troubled cop. He was willing to bend some rules, and put some money in his pocket, but things have now gone entirely too far for him. Jim Belushi plays a morally dumb cop who continues to make the situation worse, and continues to believe he can probably manipulate his way out of anything.

Dennis Quaid, James Earl Jones and Lela Rochon were all excellent.

I didn't expect too much from this, but I was drawn into a well-done, well-acted movie.


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