October 8, 1997 : On this day 21 years ago «Gang Related» movie was released in theaters.
• Description: 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;
• Directed by Jim Kouf;
• Starring : Tupac Shakur 'Detective Jake Rodriguez'; Jim Belushi [@jim_belushi
] 'Detective Frank Divinci'; Lela Rochon [@iamlelarochon
] 'Cynthia Webb'; Dennis Quaid 'Joe Doe'; James Earl Jones 'Arthur Baylor' & many more..
• Duration : 1 hrs. 49 min;
• Jim Belushi was recalling his first confrontation with Tupac Shakur : «He was late for the first rehearsal, didn't show up for the second [and was] late for the third, so I turned to him and I go, 'Before we start, I want to get something straight, I go, 'I don't think you're committed to this project, man... So Tupac jumps up and yells: 'I couldn't find parking; my lawyer advised me not to show.' I wouldn't give it to him. And so I said, 'If you listen to everything somebody tells you, you lose your power, and I don't want a guy with no power in this role.' I said, 'If you come late tomorrow, you might as well not show up»;
• Lela Rochon about Tupac : «There was an eerie feeling on the set, I really didn't think we'd get the movie finished. But that was just my feeling. Tupac was arrogant about it, usually. He said he'd be OK. But he told me, too, that he expected to die young»
■ Did you know that? :
• 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;
• This was Tupac Shakur's last film, and the first one given full theatrical release after his death on 13 September 1996;
• The word "fuck" and its derivatives are said more than 165 times;
• The police station location was the same one used in the Steven Seagal thriller 'The Glimmer Man'.
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