Gang in Blue

1996

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

128
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 366

Synopsis


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Cast

J.T. Walsh as Lt. William Eyler
Josh Brolin as Josh
Mario Van Peebles as Michael Rhoades
Stephen Lang as Moose Tavola
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891.13 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
97 min
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1.62 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
97 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by LeonLouisRicci 6 / 10 / 10

Somewhat Strained

Rodney King's Video beating was still fresh on the minds of many when this Made-for Cable Movie was Produced. It is a rather engaging, but somewhat overdone, Story of a Gang of Racists Cops who operate more or less with impunity. In fact, they are so much out in the open it strains credulity. However, given this Setup, its up to a Black Cop to do something about it. He asks for some help from the FBI and they hesitate, so He feels on His own. But things change and there is some over the top brutal behavior by the Gang and a few Suspenseful gun battles before things really get resolved. This has a strong Cast and is generally a well done look in on the corruption and Racists behavior of some Men in Blue. But although Entertaining enough, there is quite a bit here that is contrived to the extreme. Best looked at without too much criticism concerning what does happen and what is shown happening.

Reviewed by tim-764-291856 7 / 10 / 10

Gang In Blue....

This was on True Movies and Radio Times online gave it a healthy 3 stars, so thought I'd check it out. For a start, it looks and feels like a proper film, not a TV movie, well made and with an obvious budget. Written and directed by the black father and son, Mario and Melvin Van Peebles, its thrust is around uncovering racism within the police that affects not just black officers but also members of the public. The ever dependable JT Walsh plays the lieutenant who heads a secret brotherhood, known as the Phantoms, that also includes the recognisable Stephen Lang. The FBI sends in black cop Michael Rhoades (Melvin Van Peebles) to investigate under cover and who finds the Phantoms at work both in their patrol work but also, more and more, being directed towards him. Aside of this there are gritty police patrols and arrests and a realistically written script. The movie had a cert 18 warning, which means there's quite a lot of violence and swearing. All in all, a decent enough cop thriller/drama that, whilst not covering new ground, does what it does do, pretty well.

Reviewed by merklekranz 7 / 10 / 10

An unseen gem ........ highly recommended ..................

"Gang in Blue" has extraordinary entertainment value, yet is practically unknown. Mario Van Peebles is believable as the minority cop going up against "The Phantoms", a white supremacist group within the department. He is aided by an undercover F.B.I. agent, Josh Brolin. They are both involved with a female F.B.I. agent, played by Cynda Williams. It should be noted that Ms. Williams acting skills are not very polished, and her scenes unfortunately grind the action to a halt. Great supporting acting is another strong point, with Stephen Lang and the late great J.T. Walsh standouts. With out of control police vigilantes, strong dialog, plenty of violence, and mostly fine acting, this is an unknown gem, and highly recommended. - MERK

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