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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 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
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Camera crew shadow visible during the fight at the abandoned steel mill. See more »
So what's the deal man, in the old day's it never took you this long to hotwire a car
The old day's man, boy you got to get rid of that, man if they smell that cheap ass cigar smoke they're going to know you been in the car.
It ain't no cheap cigar it cost me a dollar and a Quarter, anyway I do the smoking you load the weapons alright.
Yeah, now I done stashed the shit.I gotta go load the weapons, I gotta drive the car, and Laurie's she's gotta come up with all the plan's what you gonna do boss...
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As somebody who lives in the city just West of Gary, I can tell you that it does exist and is in worse shape than the movie portrayed. The gangs may be different but crime is still rampant. A lot of the buildings in the movie are still there, in worse shape than what was in the movie and they still film there when they want to show a disaster zone. The city relied too heavily on the former U.S. Steel to support it. As the mill downsized and other industry moved out,"White Flight" and corrupt politicians began the death knell. There are a lot of good people there who are trying to make things better, but aren't having a lot of success. It's really a shame, it was a beautiful city at one time. I did enjoy the movie enough to watch it a couple times.
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