R | | Action, Crime, Drama
An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.
The nickname of Leo Lopez (Trinidad Silva) was "Frog", and the nickname of Clarence Brown (Glenn Plummer) was "High Top".
Hey Hodges, what do you think about all those hot shot jitter bugs, huh?
Bob Hodges: What about 'em?
Diaz: You never went for this shit, did you?
Bob Hodges: No way.
The alley off of 104 W. 113th St. in which Hodges and McGavin come across a group of Crips and High Top, is not the actual alley shown in the film. If you look it up on Google Maps, you can see that it doesn't have an alley that crisscrosses it halfway down the alley. It just continues on to the next street.
The original theatrical version wasn't shortened but scenes were added when Virgin released the VHS in the UK, marketed as a bonus rather than as a Director's Cut. In the 'international VHS version' two scenes were extended.
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