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Gang Related (1997)

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Two corrupt cops masquerade as drug dealers who kill real dealers. During one of their schemes they accidentally kill a DEA agent and are now in charge of finding out who did it. They think they found a perfect scapegoat, but they turn out to be wrong.

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Cast

Jim Belushi
as Divinci
Tupac Shakur
as Rodriguez
Lela Rochon
as Cynthia
Dennis Quaid
as William
James Earl Jones
as Arthur Baylor
David Paymer
as Elliot Goff
Wendy Crewson
as Helen Eden
Gary Cole
as Richard Simms
T.C. Carson
as Manny Ladrew
Brad Greenquist
as Richard Stein
James Handy
as Capt. Henderson
Kool Moe Dee
as Lionel Hudd
Robert LaSardo
as Sarkasian
Tommy "Tiny" Lister
as Cutless Supreme
Thomas Mills
as Patrolman Mahoney
Rick LaFond
as Desk Officer
Paul Gold
as Lineup Suspect
Will Jeffries
as Dunner Attorney
Jason Bagby
as Young Man
Chris Hendrie
as Judge Weinberg
Bob Apisa
as Dunner Bailiff
Terrance Ellis
as Gun Seller
Todd Patrick Breaugh
as Steven J. Allen
Yuri Ogawa
as Jury Foreperson
Joseph Hieu
as Asian Man
Deborah Rennard
as Caroline Divinci
Edward Edwards
as Sgt. Gardner
Tom Ormeny
as Nathan McCall
Tony Perez
as Judge Pine
Ron Cummins
as Bailiff
Charlene Simpson
as Manny's Secretary
Leonard O. Turner
as Guard at Cynthia's Jail
Donald Craig
as Sinclair
Teddy Lane Jr.
as Guard at County
George Christy
as Detective
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
as Bob the Bouncer
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Critic Reviews for Gang Related

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Writer-director Jim Kouf crams the screen with enough incident, coincidence and characters to keep you watching.

July 16, 2007 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

I won't pretend to know anything about Shakur's music, but his death robbed filmgoers of an actor who only began to show his talent.

May 27, 2003 | Rating: 3/4
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

An ambitious but instantly generic urban crime drama that conjures up the usual assortment of cliched' streetwise grittiness

May 25, 2003 | Rating: 2/5
TheWorldJournal.com

Tupac was a very promising actor -- it's a shame this was the kind of film he usually wound up in.

January 22, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

There are several clever twists in the story, though Kouf never quite manages to make much of it seem credible.

June 28, 2002 | Full Review…
Kalamazoo Gazette

Jim Kouf has managed to create a low-budget cop story that not only features a sterling cast, but also manages to entertain for two hours straight.

January 16, 2002 | Rating: 82/100
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Gang Related

Believe it or not but this is actually a decent cop thriller starring Shakur and Belushi! two dirty cops trying to lie their way out of killing an undercover detective by framing a homeless man. The premise is fine yet unoriginal but its handled well, both Belushi and Shakur play their roles well and you do get immersed in the tension as they get deeper in doo doo. You know what's gonna happen to be honest but its a fun ride watching it unfold. Dennis Quaid plays the homeless man but I dunno why really, his role isn't really a big deal despite it being an important part of the story and Quaid seems to be sleep walking his way through it, I think this must have been his sparse acting period. Surprisingly good thriller, Belushi shows he can actually play it straight from time to time plus Lela Rochon is scorchingly hot :)

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

Fairly dated yet pretty watchable. I think the main attraction for this film at the time was Tupac, but for me James Bellushi was the one that drove the film here.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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Not Bad Tupac ^_^

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