Gang Related

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Street cops Divinci (Belushi) and Rodriguez (Shakur) have a scam going, fake drug deals in which they sell the dope, dispose of the customer in a drive-by execution, retrieve the drugs and record the shooting as gang related. A nice little earner, this also helps clean the streets of dealers, or so justifies Divinci, whose ethics on the job have stretched as wide as his waistline. The plot unravels when one victim proves to have been an undercover DEA agent, his boss now baying for answers. Short of the usual scapegoats, Divinci lines up an alcoholic tramp (Quaid) to take the fall, ropes in his girlfriend (Rochon) to stand witness, and borrows the odd item of evidence from a concurrent murder trial. Despite a vaguely interesting premise - something like a chaos theory of police karma, the two partners precipitating their own downfall via a series of triggered repercussions - this never rises above the functional.

Details

Release details

Duration:
111 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jim Kouf
Screenwriter:
Jim Kouf
Cast:
James Belushi
Tupac Shakur
Lela Rochon
Dennis Quaid
James Earl Jones
David Paymer
Wendy Crewson
Gary Cole