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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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Vondie Curtis-Hall
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bokeem Woodbine who plays Tupac's friend in the movie later appeared in of Tupac's last filmed music videos, "I Ain't Mad At 'Cha." Bokeem and Tupac became good friends in real life. 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Scary Movie (2000) See more »

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Joy To The World
Arranged by Robert J. Walsh
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...an endless chase that keeps you awake all through the movie.
21 January 1999 | by max-61See all my reviews

Rhythm is the key of this superb movie, the elapse is basically an endless chase that keeps you awake all through the movie. Besides the whole atmosphere is very cool the decadence of the junkie world has a glamour of its own, mostly when it's magnificent represented by Tim Roth (the acid James Cagney) and Tupac Shakur who really shows us his acting skills here. You gonna love him. The movie is basically perfect in the sense there's nothing to criticize: On every single aspect the movie is magnificent.

Vondie Curtis-Hall simply couldn't make a better debut as a director.


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