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Gridlock'd (1997)

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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Stretch
Tupac Shakur ... Spoon
Thandie Newton ... Cookie
Charles Fleischer ... Mr. Woodson
Howard Hesseman ... Blind Man
James Pickens Jr. ... Supervisor
John Sayles ... Cop #1
Eric Payne ... Cop #2
Tom Towles ... D-Reper's Henchman
Tom Wright ... Koolaid
James Shanta James Shanta ... Patrolman #1
Jim O'Malley Jim O'Malley ... Patrolman #2
George Poulos George Poulos ... Chuck
Debbie Zaricor ... Clerk
Mik Scriba ... Officer #1
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Storyline

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Life is a traffic jam. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic drug use, pervasive strong language, some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó belövés See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,603,049, 2 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,479,037, 23 February 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released in January 1997, this was the second of three films starring Tupac Shakur that released after his death in September 1996. His first posthumous film "Bullet" was released in October 1996 and his final film "Gang Related" released in August 1997. See more »

Goofs

Supposed to be Detroit, but every license plate is "Ohio". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland: I'm thinking about getting a penis implant.
Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore: Get the fuck out of here.
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Crazy Credits

For Tupac "One Love" R.I.P. See more »


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Tonight It's On
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Pac's best performance
9 December 2004 | by AskewNerdSee all my reviews

Pac's not a gangsta! But, he sure is brilliant Pac, Roth, and Pena. Wow. One of the best buddy films of all time. The ingenious of this film is that it is such a simple idea twisted around and made brilliant. The story is genius. Vondie Curtis Hall does his best to dramatize every small event and does a great job. If Tupac would have lived, I would have loved to see him with Vondie Curtis Hall more often. I really can't say enough about how wonderful this film is. It's a new look at the street life and the impact that drugs have on many neighborhoods and kids in this country. The main reason this film was so great was the excellent performances. In most of my reviews I boast on how well the actors are. This is only because it takes a great actor to portray the written word onto the screen. Tupac was brilliant with endless amounts of talent that was wasted. This is the one film that we can look back on and argue the fact that he was multi talented beyond his career in hip hop. Other films were there and where great. But, the difference is obvious. RIP soulja


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