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Gang Related
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by f*r*o*s*t*y

"It's the bomb, baby. And Tupac doesn't even rap!"
4 stars

Gang Related?

So. I went to the video store in the middle of the night wanting something, anything, to watch. I come upon Gang Related and I don't even read the back, I just grab it because I had heard some good things about it and I like Tupac (so sue me). But, the title makes you think it's going to be about some kind of gang thing, it's not.

Anyway, this movie was a lot more than I expected and then some.

Divinci (Belushi) and Rodriguez (Shakur) are two cops that accidently kill a DEA, and they try to cover it up because of the incidents that have surrounded the death. They end up trying to pin it on a drunk homeless man named Joe (Quaid) who has nothing in his life, so a meal ticket in jail would probably be a pretty good idea.


Joe ends up being more than they bargained for and their plot ends up falling apart at the seams, so, not unlike caged animals, Divinci and Rodriguez end up going a little insane.

Full of plot twists and suspense galore. Belushi's acting is a little shabby (when isn't it?), but Shakur has his acting down. I mean, hello, he plays a concious laden cop!

How's THAT for acting?

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User Comments

7/31/17 danR Great, all round; oh, and nothing wrong with the ending, or Belushi's performance either. 5 stars
3/13/07 Jack NotTupac should of gotten a best actor nod for both gridlockd and gand related 5 stars
6/27/05 R.W. Welch Non sequitur ending undercuts mostly interesting bad cop flick. 3 stars
4/18/05 John Bale Belushi sails through this tough corrupt cops saga. 4 stars
9/26/03 ND I wish 2pac would be still alive to watch his own movie, it's beautiful acting... 5 stars
4/10/03 Jeremy Good Saturday night viewing. 4 stars
9/02/99 Siobhan Marlow Excellent film 5 stars
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  10-Oct-1997 (R)



Directed by
  Jim Kouf

Written by
  Jim Kouf

  James Belushi
  Tupac Shakur
  Lela Rochon
  Dennis Quaid
  James Earl Jones
  David Payner

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