MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,522 this week

Youngblood (1978)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  24 May 1978 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 137 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth. In HD.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 60 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 572 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 19 Apr 2014
 
a list of 87 titles
created 28 Apr 2014
 
a list of 144 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Youngblood" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Youngblood (1978)

Youngblood (1978) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Youngblood.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks Jr.
Stars: Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock
Gorp (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A drug-oriented comedy about the wacky antics of a group of waiters at a summer camp in upstate New York. In HD.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Michael Lembeck, Dennis Quaid, Philip Casnoff
Detroit 9000 (1973)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery
Trouble Man (1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Dixon
Stars: Robert Hooks, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks Jr.
Stars: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly
Uptight (1968)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Frank Silvera
Black Caesar (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund
Cooley High (1975)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the mid-1960's, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris
The Mack (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus
Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

Director: Gilbert Moses
Stars: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala
Melinda (1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when she is found dead in his apartment. It ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh A. Robertson
Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Vonetta McGee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rommel
Bryan O'Dell ...
Youngblood
...
Sybil (as Ren Woods)
Tony Allen ...
Hustler
Vince Cannon ...
Corelli
...
Junkie
Jeff Hollis ...
Pusher
...
Reggie
Ron Trice ...
Bummie
Sheila Wills ...
Joan
Ralph Farquhar ...
Geronimo
Herb Rice ...
Durango (as Herbert Rice)
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Chaka (as Lionel Smith)
Maurice Sneed ...
Skeeter-Jeeter
Ann Weldon ...
Mrs. Gordon
Edit

Storyline

A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth. In HD.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If you live through the gang wars, the pushers, the back-alley deathtraps... YOU GONNA BE A STAR!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 May 1978 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

After Bummie (Ron Trice) is killed, you can still see him breathing. See more »

Soundtracks

Me and Baby Brother
Performed by War
Courtesy of Far Out Productions and United Artist Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Aimless black-oriented drama
30 November 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The admitedly great soundtrack by War is probably the official reason why YOUNGBLOOD has never been released on video or DVD (licensing issues.) However, I'm pretty sure the movie's current owners (MGM) see that there probably wouldn't be that much call for the movie if they were able to iron out the music rights. It certainly has its moments - some great fight choreography, for one thing, and the cast is pretty decent - but at the end you have to wonder what the point was, especially since that ending happens at a point when it seems that there is still a substantial part of the story yet to go! It's also pretty slow-going at times, and your impatience just increases by some unbelievably stupid decisions by the characters. All in all, it's just one more piece of evidence to prove that American-International was much better at making in-house product than contracting outside production companies to make product for them.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Please. kitie7
YoungBlood1978 tammyhobson
Blaxploitation-Juveni le crime. kitie7
Discuss Youngblood (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?