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Gang Related (1997)

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After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

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Jim Kouf

Writer:

Jim Kouf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Det. Frank Divinci (as James Belushi)
Tupac Shakur ... Det. Rodriguez
Lela Rochon ... Cynthia Webb
Dennis Quaid ... Joe Doe / William
James Earl Jones ... Arthur Baylor
David Paymer ... Elliot Goff
Wendy Crewson ... Helen Eden
Gary Cole ... Richard Simms
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Manny Landrew
Brad Greenquist ... Richard Stein
James Handy ... Capt. Henderson
Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee ... Lionel Hudd
Victor Love ... Hooper
Robert LaSardo ... Sarkasian
Perry Anzilotti ... Vic
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Storyline

Two corrupt cops murder an undercover DEA agent by mistake, and frantically try to cover their tracks by framing a homeless man for the crime. That involves juggling evidence, coaching witnesses, and improvising to keep their desperate scheme from unraveling. Written by <rozebud@compuserve.com>

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How do you solve a murder when YOU'RE the killer...? Any way you can. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some violence and a scene with nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminal Intent See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,443,237, 12 October 1997

Gross USA:

$5,906,773

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,906,773
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The spiky onscreen relationship between Jim Belushi and Tupac Shakur was helped offscreen by the fact that Shakur liked to nail his scenes in one or two takes, and was annoyed by Belushi preferring to do it in multiple takes. See more »

Goofs

In the overhead shot where they pick-up the third "suspect", the shadow of the boom mic is visible in the lower left-hand corner. See more »

Quotes

Vic: ...So what can you do to assure me of your good intentions?
Detective Rodriguez: I can make your life miserable, that's what I can do.
Vic: Look at me. Am I married to a supermodel? Do I look strikingly handsome? Have I got a job at IBM and a swanky bachelor pad? *No, no, and no!* I loan big money to people like you who can't control their urge to blow it all gambling. Then I stay awake half the night convincing them that I have needs, too... The point of which is, *I already have a miserable life!* So don't threaten me...
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) See more »


Soundtracks

Lost Souls
Written by Tupac Shakur, Noble and E.D.I., D. Frank & M. Murphy
Performed by 2Pac featuring Noble and E.D.I.
Artists courtesy of The "Untouchable" Death Row Records
Contains an interpolation of "Don't disturb this groove"
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Good Twists - Worth a Look
17 April 2005 | by kriisalisSee all my reviews

Good movie....has a few twists and turns you don't expect. Both James Belushi & the late Tupac Shakur were well cast in the main roles - especially Belushi - this role being very different from his usual ones.

The only other two cast members that have some grunt in the movie are Lela Rochon and Dennis Quaid. James Earl Jones has an appearance - if only small - but for me I will never be able to disassociate him from the voice we have all come to know as Darth Vader.

Dennis Quaid however does some lime light stealing - but you'll just have to watch it to find out why! Overall good entertainment - may not be everyone's cup of tea - but had me engrossed. In a sense a typical good cops go wrong movie - but one that at least grabs you and sucks you in to watching it to find out what happens next.

I gave it a 7/10.


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