In Too Deep (film)

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In Too Deep
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Rymer
Produced by Paul Aaron
Michael Henry Brown
Written by Michael Henry Brown
Paul Aaron
Starring Omar Epps
LL Cool J
Stanley Tucci
Pam Grier
Nia Long
Music by Christopher Young
Edited by Dany Cooper
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
August 25, 1999
Running time
104 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Box office $14,000,678

In Too Deep is a 1999 American crime-thriller-drama film written by Michael Henry Brown and Paul Aaron, and directed by Michael Rymer and starring Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Stanley Tucci with Pam Grier and Nia Long.


In Too Deep is a story about Dwayne Gittens (LL Cool J), an underworld boss so powerful that his nickname is "God". He controls eighty percent of the drug traffic in Cincinnati, Ohio, controls many of his opponents through bribery or intimidation, and appears to be untouchable. An undercover cop Jeffrey Cole (Omar Epps) posing as a drug dealer under the name of J. Reid from Akron, Ohio is determined to be the man who brings down God's underworld empire. He goes undercover and assumes an identity that allows him to infiltrate God's organization. However, the longer Cole remains inside the underworld, the more he becomes a product of it.



The movie had mixed reviews.[1][2]

Box office[edit]

The movie recouped its budget.[3]


A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on August 24, 1999 by Columbia Records. It made it to No. 28 on the Billboard 200 and No. 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and featured 50 Cent's debut single, "How to Rob".

Relevant info[edit]

This movie was based on a book about the takedown of a Boston ganglord named Darryl Whiting but born Duane O. Gittings hence the nickname GOD.

Jeffrey Coy's living children have not received any help or assistance since his death. Any proceeds received by his only surviving sibling as a result of Jeffrey's death (police retirement, movie, SSI, soundtrack, etc.), have not been seen by Jeffrey's children.


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