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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:
... Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore
... Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland
... Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
... Mr. Woodson
... Blind Man
... Supervisor
... Cop #1
... Cop #2
... D-Reper's Henchman
... Koolaid
James Shanta ... Patrolman #1
Jim O'Malley ... Patrolman #2
George Poulos ... Chuck
... Clerk
... Officer #1
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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, 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 »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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29 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó belövés  »

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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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According to producer Damian Jones, Tupac Shakur was also making music videos and recording music every day after filming. The producers convinced Shakur to cut back on his musical activities because his exhaustion was affecting his performance. See more »

Goofs

When main characters are in the diner for "breakfast", the TV news broadcast from the kitchen shows the announcer doing station identification as "KMT" ... they're supposed to be in Detroit, east of the Mississippi River, where station IDs start with a "W" ... stations west of the Mississippi start w/ a "K". See more »

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

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References La Haine (1995) See more »

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It's Over Now
  • Danny Boy - 4:05

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...an endless chase that keeps you awake all through the movie.
21 January 1999 | by See 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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