Monday, January 31, 2011
A very controversial movie named Colors came out in the late 1980's. According to Wikipedia, Colors is a "police procedural crime film starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall and directed by Dennis Hopper. The story takes place in South Central Los Angeles, and is about Bob Hodges (Duvall), an experienced LAPD Police Officer III, and his rookie partner, Danny McGavin (Penn) who try to mitigate the gang violence between the Bloods and Crips. The film received praise from the critics as a realistic view of gangs in L.A. and in part, inspired other "hood" type films as the 80's closed. It relaunched Hopper as a director 18 years after Easy Rider and stirred some controversy over its depiction of gang life and gang violence."
The movie spawned riots at many movie theaters it was played in. I remembered being afraid to go see it ... and haven't seen it to this day.