Right out of police academy, Jeff/Omar Epps starts as undercover cop in Cincinnati. First it's small time cases but he proves himself and moves up to a big case - befriending a brutal crime boss.

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Michael Rymer
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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 Gano Grills ... Frisco
Ivonne Coll ... Mrs. Batista
Don Harvey ... Murphy
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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

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He didn't know how far he'd have to go. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller | Drama

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

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Trivia

According to an interview in 2018 by Omar Epps on the Breakfast Club, the infamous pool stick scene wasn't originally written in the script. LL Cool J brought the idea to the directors because he really wanted to show his range as an actor. See more »

Quotes

Lookout: What's up man you po-po nigga, what's up.
Jeff Cole: I'm no fucking po-po.
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Connections

Featured in 50 Cent: Rowdy Rowdy (1999) See more »

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Used to Me Spending
Performed by R. Kelly (featuring Tamir 'Nokio' Ruffin (as Nokio) and Jaz-Ming)
Written by DaRon Jones (as Daron Jones), Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean Combs),
R. Kelly, Tone
Produced by Poke (as Poke) and Tone (as Tone)
R. Kelly appears courtesy of Jive Records
Nokio appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Jaz-Ming appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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Good crime drama
21 October 2018 | by gabriel_sanchezSee all my reviews

Plot (7 out of 10): An OK plot about J. Reid developing as an undercover cop. No major investigation facts or any plot twists. It's straightfoward and simple, but a nice story.

Acting (7 out of 10): Acting is good, even though everyone is pretty much as plain as it is.

Entertainment (8 out of 10): It's good entertainment. No major action scenes or unbelieveable shots. Everything is just like a real book about a guy that wants to make a difference. You're in tension on any other scene, vowing for Reid.

Soundtrack (5 out of 10): No major scores.

Special Effects (10 out of 10): Max rating, since everything tha's shown feels real. Makeup is good and no CGI is seen. Keep in mind that this movie uses little special effects.

Movie's main characteristic: Character-driven.

Final Score: 7.4 (7).

Summary: In Too Deep is a solid crime drama about an undercover cop struggling with his personal life plus his own mind. Being in too deep in the scheme makes him start to forget who he really is, although even that is not strongly developed. The movie runs for a short time and shows us what we need to know without dragging too much.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Too Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

Milton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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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
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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