Criminal IntentOctober 8, 1997
Two corrupt cops murder an undercover DEA agent by mistake, and frantically try to cover their tracks by framing a homeless man for the crime…
Release Year: 1997
Rating: 6.1/10 (3,295 voted)
Stars: James Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon
Two corrupt cops murder an undercover DEA agent by mistake, and frantically try to cover their tracks by framing a homeless man for the crime. That involves juggling evidence, coaching witnesses, and improvising to keep their desperate scheme from unraveling.
Det. Frank Divinci
James Earl Jones
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson
Kool Moe Dee
The Best Place To Hide Is Behind A Badge
Release Date: 8 October 1997
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $3,286,065
(12 October 1997)
(9 November 1997)
Did You Know?
This was Tupac Shakur's last film, and the first one given full theatrical release after his death on 13 September 1996. His other film,
Bullet made prior to this one only received a limited theatrical run late in 1996 before being released on home video, just before this film was released theatrically in August 1997.
Crew or equipment visible:
When Det. Frank Divinc talks to Joe for the first time about the crime in the car we can clearly see the camera in the reflection of the window. As the scene progress the camera zooms in and a head can be seen next to the camera.
[seeing Divinci in her dressing room]
Isn't this breaking and entering?
I don't know, I'm homicide, we don't learn that stuff.
Better than expected
Much better movie than I expected. Jim Belushi and Tupac Shakur have a
good chemistry as 2 crooked, conflicted cops. Tupac Shakur actually
played a very good character as the increasingly troubled cop. He was
willing to bend some rules, and put some money in his pocket, but
things have now gone entirely too far for him. Jim Belushi plays a
morally dumb cop who continues to make the situation worse, and
continues to believe he can probably manipulate his way out of
Dennis Quaid, James Earl Jones and Lela Rochon were all excellent.
I didn't expect too much from this, but I was drawn into a well-done,