Criminal Intent

October 8, 1997 0 By Fans
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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)

Jim Kouf

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.


James Belushi

Det. Frank Divinci

Tupac Shakur

Det. Rodriguez

Lela Rochon

Cynthia Webb

Dennis Quaid

Joe Doe

James Earl Jones

Arthur Baylor

David Paymer

Elliot Goff

Wendy Crewson

Helen Eden

Gary Cole

Richard Simms

Terrence 'T.C.' Carson

Manny Landrew

Brad Greenquist

Richard Stein

James Handy

Capt. Henderson

Kool Moe Dee

Lionel Hudd

Victor Love


Robert LaSardo


Perry Anzilotti


The Best Place To Hide Is Behind A Badge


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Release Date: 8 October 1997

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $3,286,065
(12 October 1997)
(1260 Screens)

Gross: $5,790,448
(9 November 1997)

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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.


Cynthia Webb:
[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.

User Review

Better than expected

Rating: 7/10

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,
well-acted movie.