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Gang Tapes (2001)

R | | Crime, Drama | February 2001 (USA)
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When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.

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Adam Ripp
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darris Love ... Alonzo
Darontay McClendon Darontay McClendon ... Cyril
Don Cambell Don Cambell ... Travis
Six Reasons ... Erik
Trivell Trivell ... Kris
Sonja Marie Sonja Marie ... Kris' Mother
Aura Ruiz Aura Ruiz ... Khandi
Tasheia Woodward Tasheia Woodward ... Kris' Sister
Andrew Stoddard Andrew Stoddard ... Tourist Father
Michelle McGinty ... Tourist Mother (as Michelle Marie White)
Rochelle Rochelle ... Tourist Daughter
Kevin Wiseman Kevin Wiseman ... Tourist Son
Dwayne Whitehead Dwayne Whitehead ... Rodney
Bruce Lemon ... Jerald
Champagne Powell ... Home Invasion Father
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When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.

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A coming of Rage story

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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With the exception of Darris Love, all of the lead actors in this movie were former gang members from Watts and South-Central Los Angeles. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK, to achieve an '18' rating 3 minutes and 37 seconds of footage had to be cut. The cuts were required to remove a scene of clear and instructive detail on the preparation of illegal drugs. See more »

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Place Of Peace
Green Eyez featuring Spice 1
Smith Star Muzic
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Bad idea
11 December 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Gang Tapes" is supposed to take the viewer inside an L.A. street gang via a jacked camcorder. The idea is; the person holding the videocam is a gang member who simply tapes the daily activities of his gang including murder, rape, drugs, robbery, etc. You know, the stuff gangs do every day. The problem with the flick, aside from its threadbare subject, is the whole production is purposely awful to give it that authentic shaky-cam feel while the scenes appear contrived with phony looking stage blood, obviously pulled punches, bad acting, etc. Bottom line: Reality films have poor quality because they're REAL. Trying to lend reality to a film using intentionally poor quality doesn't work when they subjects aren't real. The result is simply poor execution. (D)


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Official Sites:

Urbanworld Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gang Tapes - Vida de Gangster See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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