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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:
Tupac Shakur ... Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore
Tim Roth ... Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland
Thandie Newton ... Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
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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Good time to kick.. Bad day to pick. 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

Vondie Curtis-Hall originally offered the part of Spoon to Laurence Fishburne. But Curtis-Hall could not afford Fishburne's salary. The part was also offered to Don Cheadle and Forest Whitaker. 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 »

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 Tupac: Resurrection (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Over Now
  • Danny Boy - 4:05

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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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