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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.


Jim Kouf


Jim Kouf





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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Jim Belushi played Frank Sinatra's "Fly me to the moon" for Tupac as a song to possibly sample for the soundtrack. Tupac loved the song so much that he felt the song should remain untouched and didnt sample it. See more »


In the overhead shot where they pick-up the third "suspect", the shadow of the boom mic is visible in the lower left-hand corner. See more »


Divinci: They'll never find me, because I'm following my heart. And they don't know where that is.
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Crazy Credits

Tupac Shakur's earlier posthumous film from 1997, Gridlock'd, still had a 1996 copyright date in the credits. However, this film lists its year of production in the credits as being 1997, despite many viewers already knowing beforehand that Tupac Shakur was not alive in 1997. See more »


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Freak Sumthin'
Written by JU C, Carl "Butch" Small, Ron Brent
Performed by JU C
Artist Courtesy of Gamedog Records / The "Untouchable" Death Row Records
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User Reviews

A solid noir
7 May 2000 | by Ricky-1See all my reviews

This is a solid noir movie with outstanding performances from Jim Belushi and Tupac Shakur, but the thing I've appreciated most is the history , and the ending too is so different from the average of this kind of movies. Belushi is so convincing, he is nearly perfect in his part ( the corrupted cop ) and there is Gary Cole too in a little part. But, again, the best of this movie is the history, that evolves so surprising and unexpected.

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Release Date:

8 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminal Intent See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,443,237, 12 October 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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