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These two brothers are tight, and they share ideas. They talk about more than just run of the mill crap. They want to make movies that uplift the black image, they understand the power of racism and want to do something about it. In other words, they care about their people. The hustle they pull is designed to free themk from their jobs as orderlies, where they find htemselves washing the scrotum of a crusty old white man who teases them and uses the "n" word every chance he gets. So the two embark upon an "assignment" and have plans to spend their money on their movie idea.
What is good about "The Gristle" is that the white character and a black character are also very close. They are both killers and both very intelligent. The white guy, being foreign, doesn't like to hear or use the "n" word,although his friend does. The white man is the black man's conscience because he cannot understand why the brother cracks on his race hte way he does. An important point that could generate some seroius discussion.
Issues of race permeate the movie, from the two Latino brothers who come in to purchase some dope, the two black men who are on their way to deliver a kidney, and the white-black killer team who are there to sell some dope.Read more ›
One acquaintance said it's politically incorrect and correct at the same time. The characters say some pretty outrageous things that you can only get away with in indy films. The point is that in spite of the fact that they are all walking cliches, no one is really what he seems to be or what the other guys expect him to be.
He loved when they're in the club trying to figure out weather cubans are black, white or something else. It's one of the frankest films about race in a long time and without getting cynical too.
Here's a bit of trivia: The Gristle is the one and only movie ever partly financed by a U.S. Small Business Administration loan. It was a program put forward to attempt to stem the flow of moviemaking going to Canada.
The location for the movie is L.A. The program was cut by the current administration; but also the SBA office said the only banks willing to participate in the program were the ones right around Hollywood.
There might have been increasingly more banks willing in other places had the pilot program gone on successfully, though, they said.
If you look in the credits for the movie, they show the SBA loan and its officers in L.A. and the two banks in L.A. and their loan officers. It's kinda cool.
This movie is for people that not only have brain's, but also choose to apply there ability to use them. Prepare your self for an entertaining hour & a half that will keep your attention, a movie worth watching at least a few times. IF you enjoy this movie, others you may enjoy are:
1. Reservior Dogs, 2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 3. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 4. Snatch, 5. Blood Guts Bullets and Octane.
Remember in this world only one indoctrination/
there simply ain't no need for human segregation/
simply degrading, humiliatin, hatin additudes/
is all lableing provides as it atests as it proves/
kkk and the black panthers just another form of canser/
so ask the phukin question if u aint't afraid the answer/
And Dont bite my Flow's, my skills, muh beats or muh rhymes/
case none can compete with my lines, that defeat all in your mind!/ trademarked flow to all you rippers yah you know/
whu you is an where you gotta go, so punk @$$ take it out that Phukin door! hatin biters actin like blackwidow spiders!
but yuh all that same just sum dirty girly fighters!
PEOPLE don't let apperance cloud your additudes and oppinions!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Craziest movie indeed! Must watch with like minded individuals. Jokes every second. You will definitely enjoy. Happy 420 fellow comradesPublished 22 months ago by Lincoln A. LeFlore
This movie explores racism as seen by different view points and how people need to get over the stereotypes they have in their minds. Read morePublished on October 22, 2007 by Blue Asper
Now infamous as the first indie film (in fact, the first FILM) that was financed by a loan from the Federal Small Business Administration, The Gristle is a surprisingly effective... Read morePublished on October 21, 2004 by LGwriter
I loved this movie from the start, but I think it takes a rather odd sense of humor to truly appreciate it. Read morePublished on October 6, 2004 by S. Wiles
this film at best is hit&Miss. alot of ideas&story lines but it doesn't have a true setting to make it all work as one. interesting vibe but is missing something for me on a whole.Published on July 31, 2004 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
This is a very good movie. Not only is it funny and entertaining, it actually also has something to say (and not in an obvious way). Read morePublished on December 20, 2003 by Frederick White
This by far the worst movie ever forced up the American movie goer! The worse part is that I bought it without renting it first! Read morePublished on November 11, 2003 by John Bonnici
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