Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Dirty (2005) Online
In a Los Angeles dominated by violent gangs and a corrupt LAPD Precinct, the dirty Officer Armando Sancho is haunted by his guilty since an innocent old man was accidentally killed in an operation with his also dirty partner Salim Adel. The Internal Affairs is pressing Sancho, who feels split between the loyalty to his mates and his conscience, and he has to make a statement at 6:00 PM. When his superiors Captain Spain and his Lieutenant assign the two cops for an operation dealing drugs apprehended by the police and stored as evidence with a powerful drug dealer, Sancho feels that something is wrong and they have been framed.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Frank Alvarez||-||Gangster #1|
|Clifton Collins Jr.||-||Officer Armando Sancho|
|Keith David||-||Captain Spain|
|Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores||-||Gangster #4 (as Robert Flores)|
|Cesar Garcia||-||Gangster #3|
|Nicholas Gonzalez||-||Officer Rodriguez|
|Cuba Gooding Jr.||-||Salim Adel|
Armando Sancho and Salim Adel were based on real people.
Director Chris Fisher wanted to convey a sense of Los Angeles being a dry, desolate place where people aren't supposed to live, which was a challenge since shooting took place during early 2005, one of the rainiest seasons in Los Angeles history.
The roulette scene is reminiscent of the movie 187 in which Clifton Gonzalez starred.
The game that the drug-dealing white "jokers", that according to Baine doesn't fit the profile, is playing when Sancho and Adel busts through the door is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004), a game in which actor Clifton Collins Jr. (Sancho) does one of the main characters voices.
The Baine scenes were shot at Basque nightclub on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood. The club was severely damaged by a fire in mid-2008, and as of July 2009 has been completely demolished.
For fear of lawsuits, the studio discouraged the filmmakers from shooting at many Los Angeles landmarks, or at least making them recognizable.
At around 31m25s Salim & Armando are having a conversation in the car. At one point Salim says; "Hoes gotta eat too" That same line is said by Doughboy in Boyz N Tha Hood at the bbq. A movie where Cuba Gooding Jr also starred in alongside Ice Cube as cousins.
The scene where all the Latin gangsters congregate, more specifically where the Russian roulette scene took place and where the kids were performing a dia de los muertos play, is the same building which was the community center used for the movie breakin and electric boogaloo