Gang Tapes

Follow
Released 2001

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

9.0
out of 10
User Rating
1 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
Adam Ripp
Released:
2001
Rating:
R

Gang Tapes is a story about a normal kid growing up in a troubled neighborhood who is drawn into a life of crime in this mock-documentary film. The film is a videotaped document of a 13-year-old boy from Watts who gets a video camera when his buddies carjack a group of tourists and begins taping what is going on around him. Kris has a single mom (Sonja Marie) who is independent and caring, but is overworked; she doesn't get to spend as much time as she wants with Kris. Kris falls in with Alonzo, an older teenager who runs with a gang that deals drugs and also does armed robbery. As Kris begins to develop a taste for the gang life, Cyril (Darontay McLendon), an older member of the gang, returns from prison and is back hustling on the streets. Alonzo may be a junior-league 'gangbanger', but Cyril is the boss. As Kris becomes a full-fledged member of the gang, under Cyril's guidance Kris goes from doing a few armed robbery crimes to actual drive by shootings. Kris escalates to be a real criminal. Directed by Adam Ripp, he actually had real interviews LAPD about real life gang incidents on the streets of Los Angeles.

moreless
SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Categories

    Drama

    Themes

    Independent, Crime