Original Gangstas

1996, Action, 1h 38m

15 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Successful Los Angeles football coach John Bookman (Fred Williamson) returns home to Gary, Ind., when his father is murdered. Discovering the town overrun with violent street gangs, John is even more horrified to learn his father was shot by a member of the Rebels, a gang John himself helped form in his youth. John teams up with Jake (Jim Brown) and Laurie (Pam Grier), the parents of a boy who was also killed by a Rebel, to organize their neighborhood against gang violence.

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  • Aug 08, 2011
    IF you liked Jackie Brown...and especially IF you have lived through the past 4 or 5 decades in the U.S. I think this film might appeal to you!! Football Legend Jim Brown co-stars as the long-time buddy & fellow gang member of John Bookman (Fred Williamson) whose father is shot following a driveby attack on a star football high school senior who dared to compete with gang players. Lots of familiar faces in a movie with an important urban theme for a dying urban city. <div style="width:500px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-running-man-fireball-10917599"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/10/91/75/10917599_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div>
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