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In Too Deep (1999)

Omar Epps , LL Cool J , Michael Rymer  |  R |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Stanley Tucci, Hill Harper
  • Directors: Michael Rymer
  • Writers: Michael Henry Brown, Paul Aaron
  • Producers: Amy Slotnick, Bob Weinstein, Don Carmody, Harvey Weinstein, Jeremy Kramer
  • Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Dimension
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003W8NT
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,206 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "In Too Deep" on IMDb

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  • Jagged Edge music video

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Product Description

Hip-hop legend LL Cool J (DEEP BLUE SEA, HALLOWEEN: H2O) is teamed with hot stars Omar Epps (THE WOOD, SCREAM 2) and Nia Long (BOILER ROOM, BIG MOMMA's HOUSE) in a gritty crime drama about a dedicated young cop who goes deep undercover to take down a ruthless gangster! Officer Jeff Cole (Epps) is given a dangerous mission: infiltrate the syndicate of "God" (LL Cool J), the charismatic and deadly crime lord who rules the city's streets! But as Cole sinks deeper and deeper into God's crew, he begins to get in over his head ... until the line that separates his true identity from his street persona begins to disappear! Also featuring Stanley Tucci (SHALL WE DANCE? THE TERMINAL) and Pam Grier (JACKIE BROWN), this action-packed story unfolds with a power you'll find intensely entertaining!

Undercover cop Jeffrey Cole is doing "God's" work, and he is losing his religion. God is Dwayne Gittens, whose neighborhood benevolence masks his thriving Cincinnati (a refreshing change of scenery) drug trade. Cole, a rookie fresh out of the Academy is "ready for the big score" and is charged by his mentor to "bring God and his angels down for good." But the higher Cole rises in Gittens's organization, the deeper he gets. Omar Epps redeems himself after The Mod Squad with a gripping and empathetic performance as the increasingly conflicted Cole. After scoring as the comic relief in Deep Blue Sea, LL Cool J gets down to business as Gittens, the master of his domain who rules with an iron hand (and, in one particularly nasty sequence, a pool cue), but is also capable of compassion and charity. As Cole's concerned superior, Stanley Tucci avoids the bluster usually associated with this stock character. Pam Grier, whose career should have gotten a Viagralike pop from Jackie Brown, makes the most out of her thankless role as a fellow officer who finds herself in a climactic standoff with Cole. In Too Deep briefly loses its focus after Cole is pulled from the case. He takes photography classes and becomes involved with a model (Nia Long). But fans of TV's late, lamented Wiseguy, the unjustly neglected Deep Cover, and Donnie Brasco will find Cole'a anguished odyssey compelling. --Donald Liebenson

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too too deep February 8, 2000
Great performance by LL Cool J and Omar Epps. Epps is a undercover trying to bring down a notorious gangster LL who find's himself getting in too deep he forget's who he is. You have some good actor's in this film Nina Long ,Pam Grier ,and apperiences by ,Nas ,Shyhiem ,and Jermanie Dupri. This film is worth getting and for LL fans you get to see a thug side of him.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE February 26, 2000
This is a great movie with a cast of great actors. Omar Epps plays Jeff Cole a rookie detective that goes undercover as J.Reid to capture the infamous drug pusher 'God' played by LL Cool J. As Jeff plays the role he starts to really become J. Reid, his boss notices that he is in too deep and pulls him from the case and sends him away until things cools out. Thats where he meets and falls in love with Myra played by Nia Long. He eventually get put back on the case and proceeds to become J.Reid. Because god's main man crossed him J.Reid becomes his main man and god trust him with everything which brings about his down fall. Omar Epps was so convensing in this movie that I thought he wasn't going to turn him over, but in the end he remember who he is and does. Just all around great
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, a must see November 7, 2004
I am an 18 year old white male from a high-class family.. I loved this movie.. The performance of Omar and ll cool j is just amazing.. i would recommend this movie to anyone who likes suspense movies and doesnt mind a movie about black suburbia
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deep February 26, 2004
This film was DEEP. I have not seen it in a while, but plan to see it again. This movie is when I realized LL Cool J would not be a rapper turned actor that would end up in actors oblivion. This man had me HATING him, and I love me some Cool J. Omar Epps plays a cop who goes undercover, and has to gain the trust of a big drug lord (LL Cool J). The movie kind of reminded me of Deep Cover a little. It had that element of is he still a cop or is he a thug now element. The film is not great, but good enough to keep you interested.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drugs in the Ghetto city Streets! March 3, 2000
I was really digging "In Too Deep", it was real tight how they were able to take a true making and put it on the BIG screen and what 2 better strong black actors to use then LL and Epps they made that movie so hard and the soundtrack was slamming. There isn't one bad cut on there and OH yeah the pool table scene was so for real. but the best part for is to see OHIO and especially my home town get put on the map. Givin MAD LOVE to Cincy BABY ! Thanks for keepin' it Real.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie June 3, 2000
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In Too Deep is a movie about a police officer who goes under cover to bust a Drug Lord. What you get in this movie are 2 strong performances by Omar Epps and LL Cool J (who is quickly showing that his greater talent lies in acting). I would recommend renting this before a purchase but this is a good movie.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
LL COOL J was great playing the sometimes good sometimes bad DON of the ghetto.
Omar Epps is usually one of my fav's but he comes off as kind of a place character but he does okay, however he did a million times better in the great movie FIRST TIME FELON.
The plot of the movie isn't too good I think that the ending was really weak, and a bad ending can destroy a good movie.
The is alright to watch, but there are better movies outthere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat suspense - ghetto style February 25, 2000
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This movie was really good.. I would say most 18-30 year olds (regardless of race) are going to really enjoy this movie... Older white folk might not like the rap music and street life aspects of the movie... If you like that stuff, great, you'll love the movie.. If you don't like that stuff, try to see past it, this movie is full of suspense, I was thinking Epps could get killed any second.. Also, the movie sheds some light on how the drug scene is ran in the city.. You sympathize with the bad guys for a while... Epps and LL Cool J did a great job acting.. and the pool table scene will definitley get a reaction..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 21 days ago by derick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 2 months ago by Brian Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Needed for my collection!
A must have for my collection! I enjoyed the movie.
Published 3 months ago by BlackJack fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good
Published 3 months ago by clay
5.0 out of 5 stars Must See!!
Always Loved this movie. LL Cool J, Omar Epps and Nia Long you can't lose. Three of the Best the absolute Best!!
Published 4 months ago by Donald Crumbley
5.0 out of 5 stars Had to have this
This was a great! movie had this on dvd, but I have to get it on blu-ray. And I only paid bout six dollars and something cents, not bad for a blu-ray dvd. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Thomas E. boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy fellas kept me glued to da tube.
Awesome movie phenomenal acting by LL..and Omar.The plot was good the scenes was was catchy overall plain a.. good..its a keeper..
Published 7 months ago by Tamika
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie and in great shape
Love the movie of course that's why I bought it lol disc and case was in perfect condition on arrival thank u
Published 7 months ago by Dk
4.0 out of 5 stars very good movie
the title says it all and its full of drama, action packed,graphic this movie is not for those with virgin ears.
Published 7 months ago by badupj5
5.0 out of 5 stars LL COOL J PLAYED HIS PART
One of my fave movies of all time . Omar and L.L. were perfect in this movie. My fave part is the ending when L.L. Read more
Published 8 months ago by mimi
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