6.3/10
5,428
30 user 30 critic

In Too Deep (1999)

Trailer
1:05 | Trailer
Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Rymer
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Belly (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

Director: Hype Williams
Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks
Paid in Full (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride
South Central (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson
Stars: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez
Stars: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein
The Wood (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Stars: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker
Baby Boy (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Above the Rim (1994)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Director: Jeff Pollack
Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon
Set It Off (1996)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport
Juice (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Epps ... Jeff Cole / J. Reid
LL Cool J ... Dwayne Gittens / God
Nia Long ... Myra
Stanley Tucci ... Preston D'Ambrosio
Hill Harper ... Breezy T.
Jake Weber ... Daniel Connelly
Richard Brooks ... Wesley
David Patrick Kelly ... Rick Scott
Pam Grier ... Det. Angela Wilson
Veronica Webb ... Pam
Ron Canada ... Dr. Bratton
Robert LaSardo ... Felipe Batista
Gano Grills ... Frisco
Ivonne Coll ... Mrs. Batista
Don Harvey ... Murphy
Edit

Storyline

Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack dealer Dwayne Gittens aka "God". Gittens is known as a family man and a man of the people, contributing to his community and helping those in need. However, there is another side to him, a ruthless leader of a criminal empire who will torture or kill anyone without question. Over time, Cole develops a close friendship with Gittens. Cole's superiors worry that the line between cop and bad guy is getting blurred and that both identities are becoming one. Cole's loyalties are put to the ultimate test just as there is enough evidence to take Gittens down for good. Written by Dalton M

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bűn mélyén See more »

Filming Locations:

Milton, Ontario, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,220,297, 29 August 1999

Gross USA:

$14,011,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,011,454
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

LL Cool J's wife Pam (Veronica Webb) was also featured on his 1989 album cover for "Walking With A Panther". See more »

Quotes

Jeff Cole: Crazy shit just happened, man. These motherfuckers try to kill me.
Preston D'Ambrosio: Jeff?
Jeff Cole: Wake the fuck up, Preston!
See more »


Soundtracks

Bleeding from the Mouth
Performed by Capone-N-Noreaga (as Capone -N- Noreaga) and The Lox
Written by N.O.R.E. (as Victor Santiago), Tone, Poke,
Al West, Jadakiss (as Jason Phillips), Styles P. (as David Styles), Capone (as Kiam Holley)
Produced by Al West and Poke (as Poke) and Tone (as Tone)
Capone -N- Noreaga appears courtesy of Penalty Records
The Lox appears courtesy of Bad Boy / Arista Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty good
7 September 1999 | by dark 1See all my reviews

First of all I'll start by saying that "In Too Deep" is a watered down version of "Deep Cover", but that's not really a bad thing.

The movie looks, sounds and is acted in a very well put together way. The characters are even memorable, even LL COOL J's "God", is really effective. He's a family man, but a notorious and mean gangster all at once.

The look at what going undercover can do to one's mental well being is a really sharp and involving look. Stanley Tucci, excellent, Nia Long, let her have her own movie,PLEASE!!, Omar Epps as "J. Reid", very impressive. And look for Pam Grier, NAS, and a few others.

A really good African American crime thriller, with heart.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed