History Film / Colors

14th Jul '16 6:56:53 PM TheWanderer
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* GanglandDriveBy: Naturally for a urban crime drama set in L.A., (the city that popularized the drive by shooting) they show up.
14th Feb '16 5:34:30 PM teachzebra
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* Scary Black Man: Rocket. Many of the characters in the film are gangbangers and cold blooded killers. However most have a personality and a "live for today since I may not be here tomorrow" attitude. But Rocket spends virtually the whole movie just sitting and listening to 80's era gangsta rap with a blank expression on his face. It's obvious even other members of his own gang are terrified of him.
26th Feb '15 6:37:52 PM mlsmithca
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Bob Hodges (Creator/RobertDuvall) is a career veteran who works for the [[FunWithAcronyms C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) division, and is greatly respected by his peers and the community. As the film begins, he is [[OldCopYoungCop paired with a brash upstart rookie]] named Danny [=McGavin=] (Creator/SeanPenn), who is brash and aggressive towards the local residents.

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Bob Hodges (Creator/RobertDuvall) is a career veteran who works for the [[FunWithAcronyms C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) division, and is greatly respected by his peers and the community. As the film begins, he is [[OldCopYoungCop paired with a brash an upstart rookie]] named Danny [=McGavin=] (Creator/SeanPenn), who is brash and aggressive towards the local residents.



The film was the first directorial work by Hopper in 18 years, and was notable for its RealLifeWritesThePlot elements (which included, among other things, real gang members being hired as extras.) The film also caused controversy due to Penn's antics during filming -- he was arrested and sentenced to 39 days in jail for punching an extra on set.

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The film was the first directorial work by Hopper in 18 years, and was notable for its RealLifeWritesThePlot elements (which included, among other things, real gang members being hired as extras.) extras). The film also caused controversy due to Penn's antics during filming -- he was arrested and sentenced to 39 days in jail for punching an extra on set.



* RedOniBlueOni: Hodges (the "blue" seasoned veteran, who stresses a by-the-book approach and friendly relations with the people he meets) is paired with [=McGavin=] (the "red" hot-headed recruit who offends everyone he comes in contact with.)

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* RedOniBlueOni: Hodges (the "blue" seasoned veteran, who stresses a by-the-book approach and friendly relations with the people he meets) is paired with [=McGavin=] (the "red" hot-headed recruit who offends everyone he comes in contact with.)with).
24th Feb '15 5:21:22 AM spirasen
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Bob Hodges (Creator/RobertDuvall) is a career veteran who works for the [[FunWithAcronyms C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources against Street Hoodlums) division, and is greatly respected by his peers and the community. As the film begins, he is [[OldCopYoungCop paired with a brash upstart rookie]] named Danny [=McGavin=] (Creator/SeanPenn), who is brash and aggressive towards the local residents.

They are both thrown into conflict when the murder of one of a hoodlum causes racial tensions to boil over, and both cops are caught in the middle of a war between the Bloods, Crips and Barrio gangs. Both Hodges and [=McGavin=] have to work together to stop the conflict on the streets and deal with pressures both outside and within their own department. [=McGavin=] is also conflicted about his relationship with Louisa (Maria Conchita Alonso), a Latino waitress who is bothered by his attitude towards the gangs.

The film was the first directorial work by Hopper in 18 years, and was notable for its RealLifeWritesThePlot elements (which included, among other things, real gang members being hired as extras). The film also caused controversy due to Penn's antics during filming - he was arrested and sentenced to 39 days in jail for punching an extra on set.

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Bob Hodges (Creator/RobertDuvall) is a career veteran who works for the [[FunWithAcronyms C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources against Against Street Hoodlums) division, and is greatly respected by his peers and the community. As the film begins, he is [[OldCopYoungCop paired with a brash upstart rookie]] named Danny [=McGavin=] (Creator/SeanPenn), who is brash and aggressive towards the local residents.

They are both thrown into conflict when the murder of one of a hoodlum causes racial tensions to boil over, and both cops are caught in the middle of a war between the Bloods, Crips Crips, and Barrio gangs. Both Hodges and [=McGavin=] have to work together to stop the conflict on the streets and deal with pressures both outside and within their own department. [=McGavin=] is also conflicted about his relationship with Louisa (Maria Conchita Alonso), (Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso), a Latino waitress who is bothered by his attitude towards the gangs.

The film was the first directorial work by Hopper in 18 years, and was notable for its RealLifeWritesThePlot elements (which included, among other things, real gang members being hired as extras). extras.) The film also caused controversy due to Penn's antics during filming - -- he was arrested and sentenced to 39 days in jail for punching an extra on set.
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!!! "Tropes. The War Is Here. The War is Now.":

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!!! "Tropes. The War Is Here. The War is Now.":
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* GangstaRap: [[Music/{{IceT}} Ice-T]] did the theme song.

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* GangstaRap: [[Music/{{IceT}} Ice-T]] Music/{{IceT}} did the theme song.



* RedOniBlueOni: Hodges (the "blue" seasoned veteran, who stresses a by-the-book approach and friendly relations with the people he meets) is paired with [=McGavin=] (the "red" hot-headed recruit who offends everyone he comes in contact with).

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* RedOniBlueOni: Hodges (the "blue" seasoned veteran, who stresses a by-the-book approach and friendly relations with the people he meets) is paired with [=McGavin=] (the "red" hot-headed recruit who offends everyone he comes in contact with).with.)
5th Dec '14 3:22:48 PM Nohbody
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Bob Hodges (Creator/RobertDuvall} is a career veteran who works for the [[FunWithAcronyms C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources against Street Hoodlums) division, and is greatly respected by his peers and the community. As the film begins, he is [[OldCopYoungCop paired with a brash upstart rookie]] named Danny [=McGavin=] (Creator/SeanPenn), who is brash and aggressive towards the local residents.

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Bob Hodges (Creator/RobertDuvall} (Creator/RobertDuvall) is a career veteran who works for the [[FunWithAcronyms C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources against Street Hoodlums) division, and is greatly respected by his peers and the community. As the film begins, he is [[OldCopYoungCop paired with a brash upstart rookie]] named Danny [=McGavin=] (Creator/SeanPenn), who is brash and aggressive towards the local residents.



The film was the first directorial work by Hopper in 18 years, and was notable for its RealLifeWritesThePlot elements (which included, among other things, real gang members being hired as extras). The film also caused controversy due to Penn's antics during filming - he was arrested and sentenced to 39 days in jail for punching an extra on set. The film was critically praised upon release.

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The film was the first directorial work by Hopper in 18 years, and was notable for its RealLifeWritesThePlot elements (which included, among other things, real gang members being hired as extras). The film also caused controversy due to Penn's antics during filming - he was arrested and sentenced to 39 days in jail for punching an extra on set. The film was critically praised upon release.
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5th Dec '14 10:48:53 AM crazyrabbits
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Before hood films such as ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' and ''Film/MenaceIISociety'' came along in the 90's, there was ''Colors.'' Directed by the late Dennis Hopper, ''Colors'' stars Academy Award winners Creator/SeanPenn, known for films such as ''Literature/MysticRiver'', ''Film/{{Milk}}'', and ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''; and Robert Duvall, who's known for roles such as Boo Radley in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' film adaption and Tom Hagen in ''Film/TheGodfather'' Part I & II, and Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso, of ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'' and ''Film/TheRunningMan''. It is ''very'' violent.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colors_(film) The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094894/combined IMDB]].

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Before hood films such as ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' and ''Film/MenaceIISociety'' came along in the 90's, there was ''Colors.'' Directed by the late Dennis Hopper, ''Colors'' stars Academy Award winners Creator/SeanPenn, known is a 1988 [[MysteryAndDetectiveFilms police drama]] directed by Creator/DennisHopper, which follows two officers as they work to combat gang violence in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

Bob Hodges (Creator/RobertDuvall} is a career veteran who works
for films such as ''Literature/MysticRiver'', ''Film/{{Milk}}'', the [[FunWithAcronyms C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources against Street Hoodlums) division, and ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''; is greatly respected by his peers and Robert Duvall, who's known for roles such as Boo Radley in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' the community. As the film adaption begins, he is [[OldCopYoungCop paired with a brash upstart rookie]] named Danny [=McGavin=] (Creator/SeanPenn), who is brash and Tom Hagen in ''Film/TheGodfather'' Part I & II, aggressive towards the local residents.

They are both thrown into conflict when the murder of one of a hoodlum causes racial tensions to boil over,
and Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso, both cops are caught in the middle of ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'' a war between the Bloods, Crips and ''Film/TheRunningMan''. It is ''very'' violent.

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Barrio gangs. Both Hodges and [=McGavin=] have to work together to stop the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colors_(film) conflict on the streets and deal with pressures both outside and within their own department. [=McGavin=] is also conflicted about his relationship with Louisa (Maria Conchita Alonso), a Latino waitress who is bothered by his attitude towards the gangs.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The film ends with [=McGavin=] and his new partner going back on patrol.
* BookEnds: [=McGavin=] begins training a rookie who acts much him at the end of the film, just like Hodges did with [=McGavin=] at its beginning.
* ByTheBookCop: Hodges.



* ClusterFBomb

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* ClusterFBombClusterFBomb: [=McGavin=] does this frequently.
* CowboyCop: [=McGavin=]. He eventually mellows out later in the film, though.



* FanserviceExtra: A naked woman is among those arrested when the police raid a drug house. She does absolutely nothing in the scene--or for the scene--except be the subject of Penn's MaleGaze. You can see it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIdIoA1kG-A#t=3m56s here at the 4-minute mark, definitely NSFW.]] The actress is uncredited.
** This is probably not so much {{Fanservice}} as it is an attempt by the film to show that Penn, like [[AllMenArePerverts all men, are perverts]].
* {{Gangbangers}}

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* FanserviceExtra: A naked woman is among those arrested when the police raid a drug house. She does absolutely nothing in the scene--or scene -- or for the scene--except scene -- except be the subject of Penn's MaleGaze. You can see it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIdIoA1kG-A#t=3m56s here at the 4-minute mark, definitely NSFW.]] The actress is even uncredited.
** This is probably not so much {{Fanservice}} as it is an attempt by the * {{Gangbangers}}: The film to show that Penn, like [[AllMenArePerverts all men, are perverts]].
* {{Gangbangers}}
deals with the ongoing threat of gang warfare in L.A.



* GoodGunsBadGuns:
** [=M16=]
** [=Uzi=]
** Pump action shotguns
** Revolvers
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles

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* GoodGunsBadGuns:
** [=M16=]
** [=Uzi=]
** Pump action shotguns
** Revolvers
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles
HeroicBSOD: [=McGavin=] gets it after [[spoiler:Hodges dies at the end of the film]].



* OldCopYoungCop

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* OldCopYoungCopOldCopYoungCop: Hodges and [=McGavin=]. At the end of the film, [=McGavin=] assumes the senior role and begins teaching a young recruit himself.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Critics thought the scene of the gang gunfire interrupting the funeral wasn't realistic. Shortly after the scene wrapped, an actual church service a short distance away was in fact interrupted by gang gunfire.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Critics thought the scene of the gang gunfire interrupting the funeral wasn't realistic. Shortly after the scene wrapped, an actual church service a short distance away was in fact interrupted by gang gunfire.gunfire.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hodges (the "blue" seasoned veteran, who stresses a by-the-book approach and friendly relations with the people he meets) is paired with [=McGavin=] (the "red" hot-headed recruit who offends everyone he comes in contact with).
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Hodges takes the bullet meant for [=McGavin=] when the gunman hired by the Crips tries to shoot the latter, and dies as a result]].
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10th Oct '14 2:30:40 AM Nohbody
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Before hood films such as ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' and ''Film/MenaceIISociety'' came along in the 90's, there was ''Colors.'' Directed by the late ''Dennis Hopper'', ''Colors'' stars Academy Award winners Creator/SeanPenn, known for films such as ''Literature/MysticRiver'', ''Film/{{Milk}}'', and ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''; and Robert Duvall, who's known for roles such as Boo Radley in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' film adaption and Tom Hagen in ''Film/TheGodfather'' Part I & II, and Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso, of ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'' and ''Film/TheRunningMan''. It is ''very'' violent.

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Before hood films such as ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' and ''Film/MenaceIISociety'' came along in the 90's, there was ''Colors.'' Directed by the late ''Dennis Hopper'', Dennis Hopper, ''Colors'' stars Academy Award winners Creator/SeanPenn, known for films such as ''Literature/MysticRiver'', ''Film/{{Milk}}'', and ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''; and Robert Duvall, who's known for roles such as Boo Radley in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' film adaption and Tom Hagen in ''Film/TheGodfather'' Part I & II, and Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso, of ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'' and ''Film/TheRunningMan''. It is ''very'' violent.
21st Aug '13 2:55:33 PM JIKTV
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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Thrown through a window, shot and killed during sex, gang violence, etc.
21st Aug '13 2:53:21 PM JIKTV
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* DestinationDefenestration: A character is thrown through a window.
21st Aug '13 2:49:31 PM JIKTV
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As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colors_(film) The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094894/combined IMDB]].



* GoodGunsBadGuns:
** [=M16=]
** [=Uzi=]
** Pump action shotguns
** Revolvers



* MirandaRights: It's a cops and criminals film, after all.



* PoliceBrutality

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* PoliceBrutalityPoliceBrutality
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Critics thought the scene of the gang gunfire interrupting the funeral wasn't realistic. Shortly after the scene wrapped, an actual church service a short distance away was in fact interrupted by gang gunfire.
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