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Youngblood -- 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.


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If you live through the gang wars, the pushers, the back-alley deathtraps... YOU GONNA BE A STAR!
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Rommel
Bryan O'Dell ... Youngblood

Renn Woods ... Sybil (as Ren Woods)
Tony Allen ... Hustler
Vince Cannon ... Corelli

Art Evans ... Junkie
Jeff Hollis ... Pusher

David Pendleton ... 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
Isabel Cooley ... School Principal
Bernie Weissman ... Bodyguard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Earl Billings ... Bowling Alley Manager

T.K. Carter ... Bubba Cosell
Frank E. Ford ... Second Dalton Boy
Provot Gupta ... Basketball Player in Dream Sequence

John Herzfeld ... Social Worker
Ron Neal ... Gym teacher
Michael Pagan ... Opposing Youth in Knife Fight

Hank Ross ... Dalton War Councillor
Cheryl Song ... (unconfirmed)

Directed by
Noel Nosseck 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Carter Harrison  writer

Produced by
Hal De Windt .... associate producer
Nick Grillo .... producer
Alan Riche .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg 
Film Editing by
Frank Morriss 
Art Direction by
Jim Dultz  (as James Dultz)
Set Decoration by
Rob Swanson 
Makeup Department
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup artist (as Dorothy Pearl)
Production Management
Bill Kerr .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Judith Gill .... second assistant director
Bill Kerr .... first assistant director
Art Department
George Anderson .... graphics
Ginny Gaimari .... property master
Sound Department
Crew Chamberlain .... boom operator (as Crew Chamberlin)
D.G. Saarinen .... boom operator
Jan Schulte .... sound mixer
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Bob Dawson .... special effects (as Robert Dawson)
Richard MacLean .... special effects (as Richard Mac Lean)
Visual Effects by
Roger Dorney .... photographic effects
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elem)
Melvin Jones .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Eddie Smith .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Smith .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Cirillo .... second assistant camera
Jeff Clark .... second assistant camera
Catherine E. Coulson .... second assistant camera (as Catherine Coulson)
Ralph Farquhar .... still photographer
Chris Hayes .... first assistant camera
Jack Kincaid .... best boy
Bruce Pearn .... second grip
J. Michael Popovich .... key grip
Tom Stern .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Hurley .... wardrobe assistant
Adrianne Levesque .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Yossi Z. Eichenbaum .... assistant editor (as Yossi Eichenbaum)
Music Department
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Transportation Department
Paul Tampourlos .... transportation captain
Other crew
Paul Cowan .... production assistant
Betty Goldberg .... script supervisor
M. Campbell Kane .... assistant to producers
R.J. Louis .... production consultant
Captain Marvel .... production accountant
Dale Tate .... title designer

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Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Decent black action thrills, 16 January 2003
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was the box office draw, but the focus of Youngblood is actually the title character, played with reasonable conviction by What's Happening! semi-regular Bryan O'Dell. He's a not so street smart kid who wants to run with the Kingsmen, a local gang headed by Hilton-Jacobs, a returned Vietnam vet. The Kingsmen spend a lot of time drinking, beating up rival gang members, and abusing each other, but that doesn't mean they don't have a social conscience: when they lose a member to smack, the hunt is on for the dope pushers peddling junk in the 'hood. The story is familiar but is helped along by a uniformly good cast. War's score is excellent, especially the title track and Galaxy, featured in a disco scene heavily reminiscent of Soooooouuullllll Train. Watch for Ron Neal (Superfly) in a brief cameo as a high school gym teacher.

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