A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear.
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I really enjoy watching this movie again and again.Back in 1988 I hadpurchased this movie on VHS.Know I own it on DVD.Sean Penn & RobertDuvall make a good team in this movie.I only had one question regardingWhat funky song is being played in the background of the 21st partybefore the drive by takes place of the crips.Can someone please!! helpor give me a clue.I have looked at the end of the movie credits andheard all of the songs & also heard the soundtrack, but no luck.Theonly conclusion that came to my mind is the composer HERBERTHANDCOCK(AKA Herbie Handcock).I have a good feeling he might know whocreated this song.Hope somebody can share some light on this subject.
Dis movie shud be a classicda only reason pplz dont make a fuzz about its cuz it has mexicans in itbut noooif it had white pplzit wud of been a classic
this was awesome in every way... but one thing that was kinda funny is when the hispanic gang leader keeps saying the word "homes" lol. no way homes...... lol..... just a lil tid bit...but this was an awesomeeeeee cop drama of the 80's and i force myself to watch it all the time... a classic along with copland and narc with liotta.
This vivid story of the notorious crips and bloods is how life is, we all die sometime, and the gang life is a no way out, for all you out there who don't know whats it like out here see this
Rated R for Violence,Language,Drug Use and Some Sexuality Colors is a 1980's film starring Sean Penn(Fast Times At RidgemontHigh) and Robert Duvall(The Godfather).I usually like films that takeplace in a ghetto setting.Menace II Society is one of my favorite filmsof all time.I was interested in seeing this and I finally watched ityesterday night.I think its a good film.The acting is great and has DonCheadle and Damon Wayans in roles before they were famous.The film isbasically about two cops in Los Angelas.Duvall is the older cop andteachers Penn the tricks of the trade but Penn wants to live by his ownrules which eventually makes him hated and his girlfriend leaveshim.The film is pretty good but not as good as say Boyz in the hood ormenace 2 society.But then again there not really in the same league.
This review is from: Colors (1988) (DVD) This is a movie that tells about life and the real things that happens in life.
Gang violence in L.A., an experienced police officer paired with arookie trying to keep the peace, young people being drawn into gangs,drive-by shootings with tragic consequences, and screaming relativesfollowing the shootings. We've seen this so many times and this 1988film is no different. There are 2 good performances mainly by RobertDuvall and Sean Penn as the 2 police officers caught up in all thismayhem.Of course, the ending is tragic, but what else would you expect.Violence is never about to take a vacation.The ending scene is where Penn is with a new rookie, a black officer,trying to break him in. He is hot on his tail. Reminds me of AnneBaxter at the end of "All About Eve."
I liked COLORS alot because it's a gritty, but realistic police drama. I grew up in bad urban streets, so I know how bad things can get. I also like the film because it explored the dangerous lives the Crypts and Bloods, who wear blue and red, naturally. There is still a bloody gang war between them, but COLORS wisely tells us they're bad background and potray them as human beings like us, and not vicious animals arrested by the police we see on TV.Anyway, Dennis Hopper awkardly, but fantastically directed this film with Robert Duvall as a veteran cop and his young, headstrong apprentice Sean Penn, as they lead a Los Angeles gang unit against the petty crime in the streets fueled by the two rival gangs. But the boiled relationship with Duvall's calm manner and Penn's hair-trigger temper won't get them very far to survive in Watt's mean streets. That problem leads to a sad climax.COLORS is a bit dated now when compared to more brutal, but nearly worthless gang movies nowadays. But it helped paved the way more better ones like BOYZ N THE HOOD and MENACE II SOCIETY. The film is different from both of those movies because it gives us a picturesque view of both the urban gang life and the police life.
I saw this movie for the first time last night on AMC. Penn and Duvall arealmost always good, but this vehicle looks very dated now. The basicpremise of the plot is fine, but the script and execution is not so good. Many of the police action scenes are ridiculous by modern standards. Thesupposed LA gang-bangers use the term "Holmes" way too often. In themid-80's the use of ghetto speak like "word", "Holmes", "Homey" and the likemay have been ground-breaking. But it seems a bit ridiculous now,especially when these terms are used every other word by the "bad guys". Best left for late night viewing when you are baked to a crisp and can'tfind the remote.
i got this one for five bucks at the store. it had the same missing scenes as my old vhs. when are they going to put the whole movie out?
[CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!] The streets of Los Angeles are currently overrun by two ofthemost violent gangs around: The Crips who dress in blue and theBloodswho dress in red. And these gangs are always at war with eachother.The LAPD has created a group of 24 cops called C.R.A.S.H:CommunityResistance Against Street Hoodlums. One cop in this group wasrough,gruff Officer Ben Hodges. This morning Hodges is assigned anewpartner: rookie cop Daniel McGavin with a violent attitude. They gooutto investigate a drive-by shooting that occurred the previous night.TheCrips, lead by Rocket, and consisted of T-Bone and Dog-Man, shotBloodmember Robert Craig. Hodges and McGavin are able to stop a fewgangmembers who are suspected of drug posession. McGavin just wants tobustthem but Hodges just lets them off with a warning. Just then,theywitness suspects driving away at high speeds so they jump in theircarand give chase. The suspects, Crips, had gunned down the housewhereRobert Craig's funeral services were taking place. They racethroughtraffic and finally the suspect's car comes to a crashinghalt.Literally. Unfortunately, thanks to McGavin's driving, their carturnsupside down. At that point, Hodges invites McGavin over for dinnerandsays he can bring a date. McGavin brings over Louisa, whom he met ataburger joint. Louisa was crazy about Hodges' kids and would love someofher own the next day. McGavin and Louisa get real close. They even do thehorizontalmambo the next night; A young man was seen spray painting oversomenames on a graffiti mural. Hodges tried to talk to him whenMcGavindecided the right approach was to spray paint the kid's face.Hodgeswasn't pleased about that and after that, Louisa got mad atMcGavinbecause that kid was her cousin. Apparently she was in on thegangs.Hodges and McGavin got a new car that was bright yellow, soMcGavin'snew street name was PacMan. C.R.A.S.H then proceeds to jail theCripsand Bloods. Local Crip, High Top, is jailed and beaten up by theBloods.Dr. Feelgood, another vile gangster, is arrested too. Then thecopsget some leads on Rocket by going to one of his girlfriends',SharonRobbins, and catches her fornicating with Killer Bee. OfficerBainesguns down Killer Bee because he thought he was reaching for a gun,buthe was actually reaching for his pants. The Crips blame McGavinforwhat happened and put a hit out for him. As for Officer Baines, hewastried and his case did not look good. The Bloods throw a big party that night, but just thenRocketand his Crip friends drive-by and gun the place down. That didit.The Bloods regroup and decide to get the Crips once and for all.Theyfirst drive by a house where the Crips hang out. The Bloods loadedtheirguns and began firing. Some Crips came outside and all were gunneddown.Finally Rocket came out and he too was gunned down dead. TheBloodscelebrate after that, but then the cops show up. Just as theywerecuffing the gang members, one of them grabbed a gun and gunneddownHodges! Well, after that, McGavin got a new partner and was stillonthe beat. He would not rest until the Crips and the Bloods werebothbrought to justice. It's obsurd to think of people getting killedoversomething as frivilous as...Colors. This film was pretty good. A gripping drama. It's a littlelikeLethal Weapon. Sean Penn and Mel Gibson are alot alike, so areRobertDuvall and Danny Glover. Sean Penn and Robert Duvall were very goodintheir parts. These aren't your typical lazy, coffee slurping,doughnutscarfing cops, these are rough, tough cops who don't take nothingfromnobody. If you like Robert Duvall, I also recommend Falling Down.Thatfeatures gangs and Robert plays an LAPD detective. Michael Douglas isinit. Also in the Colors cast were Maria Conchita Alonso as Louisa,DonCheadle as Rocket, Damon Wayans as T-Bone, Glenn Plummer as HighTop,and Grand Bush as Larry Sylvester. So if you like grippingaction/dramasabout police vs. the war on crime, then Colors is for you. It's notforeverybody though. -
Alright, watching this film now makes me snicker a bit, because of the 80s styles, but that aside, 'Colors' is a very good film. It was the first of the dramas that showed the hardships of life in urban L.A. the peppered the 90s. Unlike most of them, the story more more from the perspective of the police officers. The performances were strong, the writing was strong...one of the best films of the 80s.
Mayn When I First Saw This FliCK I Was Only 10 Years Old. 13 Years Later Still Bangin'. This Gotsta Be The Best Hood Movie Ta Ever CKome Out. Lettin' All The Simps Know How Gang Life Is. This Is One Of Those Movies Where You CKould Wat¢h Over & Over. Alot Of Funny CKameos In This Film. Damon Whaynes Playin A RiCKett, Gerardo(Ri¢o Suave), & Slatter(from saved by the bell) All Wanna Be Hard Its Funny. Anyways The Movie Is Off The Hook. So A Swoop It And Keep It Gangsta.
This review is from: Colors (1988) (DVD) Robert Duval and Sean Penn both give outstanding performances in this movie. the movie, on the other hand, is good but not great. Penn plays a rookie cop, with a temper, learning the beat. Duval is the veteran, with a cool head, respected by the cops as well as the gangs. duval quickly learns that he must teach penn the ways to keep him alive. a definate watchable movie
Perhaps that what seems like a very "cliched" film to some of you, wasn'tall that "cliched" in........ NINETEEN EIGHTY EIGHT! I mean, come on now,the movie was done in 1988, that cliche shlt would fly if the movie hadnotbeen done in days of yore, it's ancient, it wasn't cliched then, leave italone. They weren't thinking, "oh, what if all movies subsequent to thisone end up being so cliched that this movie ends up being cliched insixteenyears? What then?". Give it a rest, the movie's good, verygood.This movie is, in a word, wicked. I really hate Sean Penn in this movie,that's how you know the actor did his job in the movie. Even if it's old,it still has good replay value. Watch it.
Colors (1988) *** (out of 4) A veteran L.A. police officer (Robert Duvall) gets teamed up with anew, hot-tempered officer (Sean Penn) just as a war between rival gangsbreaks out in the streets. The two officers are constantly buttingheads over the proper way to handle the situations of the street andthings don't get any better once the gangs start fighting back. COLORSwas a very popular movie in the day but it's not really a great film. Ithink there are many very good and many great things in the film but Ithink a major re-write on the screenplay could have really helpedthings because no matter how many times I watch the film I can't helpbut think they're trying to do way too much and end up missing a lot ofstuff that should have been simple. On one hand you're looking at acop-buddy picture and then you have a film trying to show people thelaw of the streets. I'm sure many were seeing these type of gangs forthe first time and director Hopper certainly tries to make oneunderstand why they're in these gangs and why they're willing to laydown their blood for their cause. What doesn't work overly well are acouple side plots dealing with Penn and his relationship with a Mexicanwoman (Maria Conchita Alonso) with connections to the street. Anotherthing that doesn't work overly well are all sorts of other subplotsdealing with lower entry gang members that never really add up to much.I think there are some moments where the film goes away from the twoleads for too long, which certainly makes the film drag in spots. Whatdoes work however are the performances by those two leads with bothactors doing a great job and even better is the chemistry they havetogether. The old school Duvall and the new school Penn were theperfect selection for partners here because their acting styles arejust so different that they end up mixing together so well. No actorcan sell a veteran as great as Duvall and Penn was certainly startingto come into his own around this point in his career and thathot-tempered manor of his was nailed perfectly. The supporting playersadd some nice performances including Ron Delaney, Larry Sylvester, DonCheadle and Marlon Wayans in a small role. I've read some reviews thatsay COLORS is nothing more than a blaxploitation flick for white peoplebut I think this is a tad bit unfair. I think Hopper did a very goodjob at showing this gang life without glamorizing it and I also thinkthe film does a good job at making the members humans and not just somesort of targets. Hopper certainly seemed to know the material quitewell and his direction gets the job done but I think less could havebeen more.
The movie Colors is much more brutal & realistic than Boyz In Tha Hood, Menace II Society or New Jack City, its kind of like a documentary of hardcore street life in Southern Los Angeles from notorious street gangs such as 18th Street Posse, Florencia 13's, Latin Kings, MS13's, Grape Street Crips & Piru Street Bloods. But the movie is based on what the Cops go through their daily lifes through rough Barrios / Projects of Watts, Lynwood & South Central Los Angeles, CA. Colors also shows the brutal mentallity of how Cops deal with young blacks & latinos of the streets of Los Angeles, CA. Colors is both Dramatic & a Thrilling film, don't care who you are, good flick! Also! Ice-T debuts his hit song Colors on this movie, too!
Hailed by critics as one of the more important films of the 80s, "Colors" nonetheless is a fairly straightforward tragedy--there's no other direction for the story to take. Robert Duvall plays a veteran police officer working L.A.'s mean streets; hothead Sean Penn joins his CRASH anti-gang unit, predictably testing the elder partner's patience and reserve as he just tries to keep the peace and make it through that final year to retirement. Both actors bring more depth to their cliched roles than might be expected, playing off each other surprisingly well, even in moments where they are given little more to do than react. But "Colors" offers no real answers to anything. The cops are presented mostly as well-armed zookeepers, while the gang members, blessed with youth and health but not much brains, run violently about, making the story mostly a series of aimless confrontations. Art imitating life? Maybe. But careful audiences might feel they've been bamboozled, despite director Dennis Hopper's rather lofty take on it. With some scenes that are genuinely tragic and gripping--the shooting of an unarmed suspect and the movie's final scene, to name two--and a romantic subplot that deserved more time--Maria Conchita Alonso seems to just get warmed up as a bad girl flirting with the notion of being good--"Colors" seems to have more going for it than it really does. Watch it mainly for the performances and the suggestion of complexity.
"I am a nigtmare walkin just a psychopathic talkin. king of my jungle just a gangster stalkin. livin life like a firecracker quick as my fuse. Death is to death it's the colors I choose. Red or blue. Blood or cuz. It just don't matter. suckas dive for they life when when my shotgun scatters"
Colors, a realistic account of the irreversible damage done to the city of Los Angeles by gang violence. Robert Duvall is partnered with trigger-happy PAC MAN(Sean Penn) and together the two deliver an action-packed adventure you'll never forget!