Original Gangstas (1996)

Director: Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson

Writer(s): Aubrey K. Rattan

Starring: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield, Isabel Sanford, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Roundtree, Ron O’Neal, Christopher B. Duncan, Eddie Bo Smith Jr., Dru Down, Shyheim Franklin, Robert Forster, Charles Napier, Wings Hauser, Frank Pesce, Godfrey, Tim Rhoze, Seraiah Carol, Dawn Stern, Timothy Lewis, Linda Bright Clay, Kevin Watson, Anthony Snowden, Nick Edenetti, Jacqueline Swike, Kimberly Shufford, Idella Haywood, First Baptist Church Choir, Raymond Taylor, Scarface, Bushwick Bill, Dani Girl, Luniz (Numskull, Yukmouth), The Chi-Lites, Montae Dixon, David Hernandez, Bishop Don Magic Juan

Synopsis: Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson’s son by a local gang, he gives up the license number of the car to the police. The gang doesn’t like this so they go to the store and rough him up. Soon, John Bookman comes to town to set the wrong things right. With the help of Laurie and his old friend Jake, they attempt to take back the streets and show the new breed of gang members what the true originals can do.

Release Date: May 10, 1996 (USA) | Length: 99 min | Genre: Action, Crime, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for non-stop violence and pervasive strong language.


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