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In Too Deep (1999)

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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 »

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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 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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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 »

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Official Sites:

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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,220,297, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,003,141, 7 November 1999
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Omar Epps in several interviews, In Too Deep is based (loosely) on the true story of an undercover police officer who infiltrated an inner-city drug empire and took down the crimelord in charge. The undercover cop later committed suicide as a result of being "in too deep" in his undercover character role within the criminal organization. See more »

Quotes

Myra: They want you to go back in, don't they?
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How to Rob
Performed by 50 Cent
Written by 50 Cent (as Curtis Jackson), Samuel Barnes, Jean Claude Olivier,
Deric Angelettie, Harry Wayne Casey (as H.W. Casey)
Produced by Jean Claude Olivier (as Poke) and Samuel Barnes (as Tone)
Courtesy of Track Masters / Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good movie
29 September 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

In Too Deep is a urban drama that was overlooked in 1999. Omar Epps is good in the lead role a J. Reid/Jeffery Cole an undercover cop who begins to lose his mind while trying to get close to God ( a drug lord) played very effectively by LL Cool in one of his best performances ever. The direction and cinematography are very good and the film features cameos from rappers Nas, Stickay Fingaz and Jeramine Dupri. While the film isn't as good as Deep Cover it's still worth a look.


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