Gang Tapes (2002)

Gang Tapes
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Urban
Keywords coming-of-age, docudrama, gangs, mockumentary, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
J.D. Hopkins Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Tina Midori Imahara Editor n/a 172 7000001
Keith L Smith Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tahmel T Dennis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Thomas A Brown Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Tchia Casselle Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
John Oh Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Angela Potts Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Betsy Fels Casting n/a 179 10000002
Anissa Williams Casting n/a 179 10000001
Steven Wolfson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Adam Ripp Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Vi Reasons Actor Erik 1 1000005
Don Cambell Actor Travis 1 1000004
Darris Love Actor Alonzo 1 1000003
Darontay McClendon Actor Cyril 1 1000002
Sonja Marie Actor Kris' Mother 1 1000006
Adam Ripp Director n/a 2 2000001
Steven Wolfson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Artie Ripp Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Adam Ripp Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Goodman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Trivell Actor Kris Noland 1 1000001
Synopsis
Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Kris Noland, aka Lil Alonzo, is a bright thirteen-year-old who has become acclimated to living in a world where stepping out of your door is a life-threatening risk, and any slight is met with retaliation. When Kris acquires a video camera after a car jacking, he turns it on himself, his family and the old gangbangers whom he strives to join. What he ends up creating is a first person account of his everyday life, and thus, an uncompromising look into the shocking reality of being a young impressionable male in South Central Los Angeles. Faced with choices that will impact his life forever, Kris shares with his audience a glimpse into his world: his struggle with friends, family, territory, pride and survival, as he charts his "rise" to moral corruption as the newest member of a criminal gang.
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