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Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Made in America (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | 20 January 2008 (USA)
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

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Stacy Peralta
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Credited cast:
Jim Brown ... Himself
Tony Muhammad Tony Muhammad ... Himself (as Minister Tony Muhammad)
Kershaun Scott Kershaun Scott ... Himself
Forest Whitaker ... Narrator
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangs of L.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,537, 25 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,562, 29 March 2009
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Written and performed by Stevie Wonder
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Very important, thoroughly researched and recommendable documentary on gangs in LA
25 October 2009 | by pivicSee all my reviews

A very strange documentary on how racism turned clubs into gangs, youths into warriors and a relatively small stretch of land into a war zone during the past 40 years. This film looks into the history of Los Angeles, how black youths were shunned by the government, harassed by the police and basically pushed to the brink of rioting, as in Watts and Detroit in the 60s. Then in the 90s when rioting hit Los Angeles again, clubs for youths of the 70s had turned into gangs, formed around the two biggest gangs of them all: bloods and crips, who have so far been the reason for the deaths of more than 15000 people. Highly recommendable, this film lets out the anger, despair, peer pressures, negative and positive thinking surrounding the entire nature of gangs forming. This is a very important, well-written and thoroughly researched and interviewed film.


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