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Original Gangstas (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  10 May 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Bookman
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Jake Trevor
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Laurie Thompson
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Reverend Dorsey
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Gracie Bookman
Oscar Brown Jr. ...
Marvin Bookman
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Slick
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Bubba
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Spyro
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ...
Damien
Dru Down ...
Kayo
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Detective Slatten
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Mayor
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Michael Casey
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Storyline

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. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The original bad boys are stepping up in '96!


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Rated R for non-stop violence and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »
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10 May 1996 (USA)  »

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$4,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,014,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The scene with the two police cars exploding is lifted directly from "RoboCop 2" - also an Orion picture. See more »

Goofs

Camera crew shadow visible during the fight at the abandoned steel mill. See more »

Quotes

John Bookman: Big talk coming from a faggot who don't even know what sex his mother is.
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Connections

Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Grind
Performed by The Click
Produced by Tone Capone for Dollars & Spenc Productions
Written by Tone Capone (as Anthony Gilmour), E-40 (as Earl Stevens), Denzil Foster (as D. Foster), Thomas McElroy (as T. McElroy), Jay King (as J. King IV), Suga-T (as Tenina Stevens), B. Jones, Damone Stevens and B. Jones
Publishing: Zomba Songs, Inc./E-40 Music Publishing/B-Legit Publishing/D-Shot Publishing/Suga T Publishing (all adm. by Zomba Songs, Inc.) (BMI)
True Science Publishing Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (adm. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP) Jay King IV Music, Songs of All Nations, EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
Contains an interpolation of "Situation #9"
(Denzil Foster (as D. Foster), Thomas McElroy (as T. McElroy), Jay King (as J. King IV))
Jay King IV Music/Songs of All Nations/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
The Click appear courtesy of Zomba Recording Corp.
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A blaxploitation-movie with the stars of this genre, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Richard Roundtree, Ron O'Neal and Pam Grier. One year before "Jackie Brown" Pam Grier and Robert Forster starred together in this movie. B-movie veterans like Charles Napier and Wings Hauser complete the cast and that is a good reason to watch this movie.


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