Colors Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: October 2nd, 2001

R|2 hr 0 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

Production Co: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Gripping, Transformation, Sacrifice, Los Angeles, Friendship, Forbidden love, Police officer, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Even and assured, Colors may not descend to the sloppy, indulgent depths of ''Easy Rider'' and ''The Last Movie,'' but neither does it rise to the delirious, dangerous heights of those films. [15 Apr 1988]

  • There's hardly an original shot in the picture, and the screenplay ignores all opportunities to explore the patterns of poverty and racism that contribute to mob behavior. [22 Apr 1988]

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