An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. I know the routine, homes. It's the values that they respect. You been hangin' around those Crips too much, man. See, man, these are my homeboys, vato. That's why we were there. Why don't you do that? Here, boy, come on now.
Who do you call when that beeper goes off? She has to live here. Two of them were shot during filming. The original script by took place in and was more about drug dealing than gang members. Get outta Dodge, you motherfuckers. Director Dennis Hopper finds the corners of Los Angeles that rival third-world slums, and sets the world of Colors deep within the grime. If you try to fight every jerk on the street, you'll be one sad, sorry son of a bitch.
I don't think he's got enough heart, man. Now, with one hand, open the right-hand door. It's no longer yours, it's mine. Put your hands behind your head! I don't wanna stop nothin'! He also develops a romantic relationship with waitress Louisa Gomez Maria Conchita Alonso , whose family members are involved with the gangs. Yeah, well, you're a little late, partner. But I got a plan. And that is their socialisation.
You're doin' a good job. What I need is a shot of Demerol and some clean sheets. I mean, actually dying over red or blue. Penn was sentenced to 33 days in jail for this assault. Maybe I'll go to Hollywood, be Eddie Murphy.
The film takes place in the gang ridden neighborhoods of 1980s' , and , and centers on Bob Hodges Duvall , an experienced officer, and his partner, Danny McGavin Penn , who try to stop the gang violence between the , the , and Hispanic street gangs. You know that foxy little chick that hangs out with Cheryl Williams and Annie? Man, you ain't got shit on me! Pumped so much lead in that boy, turned him into a pencil, man. Cops killed the Killer-Bee, man. You a second-storey man, High Top? The question is where do your sympathies lie, with an inner city cop who, however dangerous the day job is, can go back home to a suburban neighbourhood at the end of the shift, or the people whose day to day lives are ones of hopelessness. What are you talkin' about? So you get time off for good behaviour? Amidst the strains of these relationships, the murder of a Bloods gang member leads to a series of escalations between two other street gangs.
Director: Dennis Hopper Writers: Michael Schiffer screenplay , Richard Di Lello story , Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso. Tell him to gimme my rabbit. These gangbangers, as they call themselves. McGavin also has a short lived romance with a waitress named Louisa who, like the offended Hodges, feels the weight of the Pac-Man persona. You feelin' like a hero? What are you doin', Picasso? Why'd they do you, High Top? He so fly, he gone. What d'you think about those hotshot jitterbugs? I didn't know you had such a big family. Are responding to shots fired, Ganahl and Hicks.
I'll be ready to roll in a minute. I can't feel my legs. You heard the one about the two bulls? I'll be gettin' a new partner first of the month. It means they're gonna kill someone. You want a fuckin' piece of me?! They think he shot him. It's like havin' two heads.
Homeboy, you just saved me a trip. Beyond the setting and the two main protagonists, Colors sputters, falling into repetitive patterns, gang members hissing at each other, routine car chases, repetitive drive-by shootings, and basic male behaviour uninfluenced by centuries of evolution. So the evidence gets destroyed. Duvall may be the pressure valve on this melting pot but the story seems to side more with Penn, portraying the kind of them against us attitude that ends with tragedies like Ferguson. Once you had one that wasn't like that, you never go back again.
There's no turning back now, homes. I didn't mean to jump on your case, it's just you were blowin' my deal. Hodges has a new partner. You can try to be a professional - that's the best you can do. Hodges' style is to try and establish a rapport with gang members, turning a blind eye to minor offences to gain informants in an attempt to stop more violent acts. Maybe I saved his life that way.
Hey, how do I look? I would if I could. Another black boy bites the dust to which thou art returned. What's my little brother doin' up in that tree? Crashin' motherfuckers on the floor. Ever heard of Earl Scheib, homes? He's in County on a traffic warrant. I got one year left. Shakin' people down, shinin' their lights in our eyes. They got access to any weapon they want within 24 hours.