We have the street-smart veteran Duvall , who has a realistic assessment of the situation and knows that he sometimes has to bend the rules to get results. Penn was sentenced to 33 days in jail for this assault. Although Danny finally lets Hodges show him the ropes, his adrenaline-fed brutality earns him a reputation with the very gangs they want to help. The story of the two cops, on the other hand, is not exactly new. Advertisement Sometimes innocent bystanders are shot dead in the middle of a party or while standing on their own lawns. In this gritty police drama from director Dennis Hopper, street-wise cop Bob Hodges Robert Duvall and hotheaded rookie Danny McGavin Sean Penn grapple with their new partnership on the gang-ridden streets of Los Angeles. That film was Boyz in Da Hood, and the writer-director was John Singleton, who at the time had had it with those 'stupid New Jack Shitty exploitation films about blacks.
The product of their family is, of course, tragic. Additional footage has been added for video release. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. The plot involves the attempts of the two cops to come to terms with a gang that is involved, we discover, in dealing drugs. Shipping to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Bahamas, Vietnam, Uruguay, Ecuador, Iceland, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Peru, Russian Federation.
With a gang war ready to explode, Danny confronts his own racism even as he falls in love with Louisa Maria Conchita Alonso. On April 2, 1987, Sean Penn was arrested for punching an extra on the set of this film who was taking photos of Penn without permission. And there is a brief, doomed romance between Penn and Alonso, as a Chicana who loves him but cannot reconcile his status as a cop and her perception of how cops like Penn treat her people. And then we have the hotheaded younger cop Penn , who has a simplistic us-against-them mentality and wants to bust heads and make arrests. Fine play from leads is one of the many assets in this controversial, unsettling depiction of deadly streetlife. With a gang war ready to explode, Danny confronts his own racism even as he falls in love with Louisa Maria Conchita Alonso.
A lot of their acting in this movie is purely physical, as when Penn disarms, frisks and handcuffs a suspect, seeming sure and confident at every moment. Synopsis: Vivid, realistic cop drama pairs sympathetic veteran Duvall and trigger-tempered rookie Penn on the gang-infested streets of East Los Angeles. Colors relaunched Hopper as a director 18 years after Easy Rider, and inspired discussion over its depiction of gang life and gang violence. The police car has its flashing lights on and is coming quickly towards the end of the path. Because the gangs represent a good deal of what little authority and structure survives in their neighborhoods, they help to set the tone for a segment of society - a tone of desperation, despair and reckless, doomed grandiose gestures. Duvall and Penn are two of the best actors in America, bringing a flavor and authority to their roles that make them specific.
Also, the car should have stopped by then, indicating the car was coming down the path again. The movie has some flaws. If the situation is not new, it is redeemed by the performances. And some of the action seems repetitious; Hopper, trying to show the routine, makes it feel routine. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. . Their gang deals in drugs, defends its turf and murders to enforce its authority.
During the course of the film they follow the brief life of the younger brother of one of the gang members, who seems for a time to have a chance to escape gang society. This movie tries to understand a little of the tragic gang dynamics, to explain why in some devastated inner-city neighborhoods they seem to offer the only way for young men to find power and status. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Crime drama Production Co: Orion Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , ,. Colorful, freewheeling direction from the underrated Hopper.
Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster Colors Colours is a 1988 American police action crime film directed by Dennis Hopper and starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall. Other moments, when the two actors are talking to each other, contain that electricity that makes you think these words are being said for the first time. Because there are so many gangs, so well-entrenched, the police are all but helpless to bring about any fundamental change in the situation. That film was Boyz in Da Hood, and the writer-director was John Singleton, who at the time had had it with those 'stupid New Jack Shitty exploitation films about blacks. Real gang members were hired as guardians as well as actors by producer Robert H. Two of them were shot during filming.
Although Danny finally lets Hodges show him the ropes, his adrenaline-fed brutality earns him a reputation with the very gangs they want to help. . . . . .
. . . . . .