Starring Sean Penn and
Robert Duvall, Colors was released in 1988. In
this movie, Duvall plays the role of a veteran street
gang cop, who intends to teach the new recruit (played
by Penn) the ropes. Penn soon learns his gung-ho
tactics will get him no where when it comes to gangs. This movie nicely demonstrates life from both perspectives, the
police and the gangs of 80's Los Angeles.