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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
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. 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. With a gang war ready to explode, Danny confronts his own racism even as he falls in love with Louisa (Maria Conchita Alonso).

Cast: Sean Penn , Robert Duvall , Maria Conchita Alonso , Randy Brooks , Grand Bush , Don Cheadle , Rudy Ramos , Trinidad Silva

Director: Dennis Hopper

Genres: Crime drama

Colors (1988)

Release Date: November 11th, 1988|2 hr. min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • The only scene that takes a stab at saying something about the root causes of the violence is the weakest. At a poorly attended community meeting called by the police to urge residents to speak up when they witness a crime, one black Vietnam veteran angrily mentions the lack of jobs. [15 Apr 1988] show more

  • At 120 minutes, Colors is one of the longest cop dramas in movie history, and all the clichés are packed into the second hour. It fades in the stretch - and so may too many moviegoers. [15 Apr 1988] show more

  • A special movie - not just a police thriller, but a movie that has researched gangs and given some thought to what it wants to say about them. show more

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