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Friday, June 21, 2013

Gang Related (1997)

"Gang Related" (1997) is a crime drama written and directed by Jim Kouf and stars James Belushi and Tupac Shakur in his last film before his murder. Additional cast members include James Earl Jones, Lela Rochon, and Dennis Quaid. This new noir film has a classic double-disc soundtrack released by Death Row Records. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the U.S. and went twice platinum. 

Director: Jim Kouf
Writer: Jim Kouf

Starring Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid, James Earl Jones, David Paymer, Wendy Crewson, Gary Cole, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Brad Greenquis, James Handy, Kool Moe Dee, Victor Love, Robert LaSardo, Perry Anzilotti, Gregory Scott, Clyde David Dunner, Tom Lister Jr.

Corrupt cops Divinci and Rodriguez have been murdering drug dealers and selling their narcotics, but when they accidentally kill an undercover DEA agent, the dead man's partner Simms comes calling. In search of a scapegoat, Divinci and Rodriguez use a homeless alcoholic they call Joe Doe. The DEA agent grows suspicious of the crooked duo as keeping up the scheme becomes increasingly dangerous and complex.