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Gridlock'd (1997)

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Two friends try to kick their drug addiction after a friend dies from an overdose, when they try to enroll in a detox program, things quickly go wrong.

Director:

Vondie Curtis-Hall
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

Bokeem Woodbine, who plays Tupac's friend in the movie later appeared in one 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

When Spoon and Stretch are running from the drug dealers, the mic is reflected in a window. 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

Edited into The N Word (2004) See more »

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Off the Hook
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson & Val Young/James DeBarge - 5:37

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Solid film with the two stars perfectly cast.
31 May 2002 | by earlgreyiSee all my reviews

The mixing in of the past into the present makes me think of Pulp Fiction. Of course Tim Roth, excellent again, might have pushed my thoughts that way unconsciously.

There is a scene involving a pocketknife - to avoid spoiling your fun I won't say more - at the very end of the film which had me rolling around laughing with tears in my eyes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gridlock'd See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,678,372, 2 February 1997

Gross USA:

$5,571,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,571,205
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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