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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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!!! "Tropes. The War Is Here. The War is Now.":
* ChaseScene: With cars and motorcycles.
* ClusterFBomb
* DestinationDefenestration: A character is thrown through a window.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Thrown through a window, shot and killed during sex, gang violence, etc.
* {{Fanservice}}: A sex scene between Penn and Alonso.
* 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}}
* GangstaRap: [[Music/{{IceT}} Ice-T]] did the theme song.
* GoodGunsBadGuns:
** [=M16=]
** [=Uzi=]
** Pump action shotguns
** Revolvers
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles
* MirandaRights: It's a cops and criminals film, after all.
* OldCopYoungCop
* PoliceBrutality
* 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.