We continue our Undercover Cop movie theme with this little flick from 1999. It resembles Deep Cover in many ways but in too deepis still very original. I have to admit that I first fell in love with gangsta culture watching these movies. And playing San Andreas, of course. Finally, when I checked out The Wire, everything clicked. I was somehow connected with the hood and started seeing pasterns everywhere. Who was a player and who was not, how loyalty, love and pursuit of happiness influenced the world and myself personally in my own environment. Lessons to be learned, youngins to be schooled… But, I digress, lets get back to this awesome movie. In Too Deep is not one of those action movies where bullets are flying everywhere and the story is bent to accommodate certain scenes. It’s more of a character study, especially with a crew this experienced.

Of course, you already know the plot, a cop goes undercover to infiltrate a drug selling crime gang with its boss known as the God (LL Cool J, his strong interior and exterior really served him well in his role). Jeff Cole will be forced to do things he did not imagine but the end justifies the means. Very dark and violent movie, that will draw you into its world of crime. Colorful characters and great actors guarantee an interesting hour and half of suspense. Enjoy.

Director: Michael Rymer

Cast: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Pam Grier, Don Harvey, David Patrick Kelly

Fun Stuff: A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on August 24, 1999 by Columbia Records. It made it 28 on the Billboard 200 and 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and featured 50 Cent’s debut single, “How to Rob”.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160401/

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