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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Det. Frank Divinci (as James Belushi)
... Det. Rodriguez
... Cynthia Webb
... Joe Doe / William
... Arthur Baylor
... Elliot Goff
... Helen Eden
... Richard Simms
... Manny Landrew
... Richard Stein
... Capt. Henderson
Kool Moe Dee ... Lionel Hudd
... Hooper
... Sarkasian
... Vic
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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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Some cops play by the rules. Their own. See more »


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

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8 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Criminal Intent  »

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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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The film originally started out as a MPCA (Motion Picture Corporation of Amrica) production, but MPCA were briefly taken over by the newly re-established Orion Pictures and all of the MPCA's line-up were released as "Orion" pictures. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Cynthia Webb: [seeing Divinci in her dressing room] Isn't this breaking and entering?
Divinci: I don't know, I'm homicide, we don't learn that stuff.
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Dedicated to Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) See more »


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Written & Performed by O.F.T.B.
Artist courtesy of Ghetto Records / The "Untouchable" Death Row Records
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Better than expected
9 May 2005 | by See 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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