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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 more »

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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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Dink
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Detective Slatten
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Mayor
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Michael Casey
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Detective Waits
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Marcus (as Godfrey C. Danchimah)
Tim Rhoze ...
Blood
Seraiah Carol ...
Thelma Jones
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Princess
Timothy Lewis ...
Kenny Thompson
Linda Bright Clay ...
Lisa Bookman (as Linda Marie Bright)
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Bobby
Anthony Snowden ...
Doctor
Nick Edenetti ...
TV Announcer
Jacqueline Swike ...
TV News Reporter
Kimberly Shufford ...
Lady in Gym
Idella Haywood ...
2nd Lady in Gym
First Baptist Church Choir ...
Christian Chapel Choir (as 1st Baptist Church Choir)
Raymond Taylor ...
Boy Left in Street
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Rebel Guard at Party
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Party Cigar Smoker (as Bushwick Bill)
Dani Girl ...
Dancer at Party
Luniz ...
Customers at Thelma's Cafe
The Chi-Lites ...
Themselves
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Rebel Gang (uncredited)
Douglas Embry ...
Gang Member (uncredited)
David Hernandez ...
Rafael - Guns Dealer (uncredited)
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Big Brother (uncredited)
Yukmouth ...
Customer at Thelma's Cafe (uncredited)

Directed by

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Larry Cohen
Fred Williamson ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Aubrey K. Rattan ... (written by) (as Aubrey Rattan)

Produced by

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Wolf Schmidt ... executive producer
Fred Williamson ... producer
Linda Williamson ... line producer
Vladimir Horunzhy ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Vladimir Horunzhy

Cinematography by

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Carlos González ... director of photography (as Carlos Gonzalez)

Film Editing by

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Peter B. Ellis
David Kern

Editorial Department

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Michael Alberts ... first assistant film editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein ... negative cutter
Matvey Shatz ... color timer
Heath Weaver ... apprentice film editor

Casting By

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Craig Campobasso

Production Design by

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Elayne Barbara Ceder

Set Decoration by

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Aaron Holden

Costume Design by

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Lisa Moffie

Makeup Department

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Connie Kallos ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Juana McLaurin ... assistant hair stylist: second unit / assistant makeup artist: second unit
Charles Washington ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Judith Blume ... post-production supervisor
Bob Manning ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brian W. Boyd ... second assistant director
Tim Christenson ... second second assistant director
Forrest L. Futrell ... first assistant director (as Forrest Futrell)
Paul Kurta ... second unit director

Art Department

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Douglas Dixon ... art department assistant
Eddie T. Gordon ... set dresser production assistant
Aaron C. Holden Jr. ... assistant props (as Aaron Holden Jr.)
Aaron Holden ... property master
Art Kendrick ... construction carpenter
Joe Pfaltzgraf ... leadman

Sound Department

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Benjamin Beardwood ... dialogue editor (as Ben Beardwood)
Joe Earle ... sound effects editor (as Joseph Earle)
Eric Erickson ... foley editor
Jim Fitzpatrick ... re-recording mixer
Scott Ganary ... re-recording mixer
Mitch Gettleman ... sound effects editor
Dennis Gray ... dialogue editor
David Hankins ... foley editor
Mark Harris ... sound recordist
James Hebenstreit ... adr editor
Kenneth L. Johnson ... sound effects editor
Scott Landreth ... second boom operator: second unit
Alyson Dee Moore ... foley artist
Myron Nettinga ... sound effects editor
Ralph Osborn ... dialogue editor
Nancy Parker ... foley artist
Steve Pederson ... re-recording mixer
J. Byron Smith ... sound mixer
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
Richard Taylor ... supervising sound editor
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Keenan Wyatt ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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B.J. Shelley ... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley ... special effects
Malinda Shelley ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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Darren Bond ... utility stunts
Thomas Boone ... utility stunts
Tony Brubaker ... utility stunts
Joseph Luis Caballero ... utility stunts (as Joseph Caballero)
Angel Devalle ... utility stunts
Ousaun Elam ... utility stunts
David Hernandez ... utility stunts
Walter King ... utility stunts
Dwayne McGee ... utility stunts
Bob Minor ... stunt coordinator
Carlos Murray ... utility stunts
Orvell Sterling II ... utility stunts
Bobby Stuart ... utility stunts (as Bob Stuart)
Gerard G. Williams ... utility stunts (as Gerard Williams)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pat Brandt ... dolly grip
Fernando M. Briones ... electrician: second unit (as Fernando Briones) / grip: second unit (as Fernando Briones)
Chad Catuara ... electrician
Theodore A. Corso ... best boy (as Ted Corso)
Jim Dralle ... grip
Adam Fogelson ... electrician: second unit
Andrew Galler ... electrician: second unit / grip: second unit
Ed Goscinski ... electrician (as Edward Goscinski) / grip (as Edward Goscinski)
Charles S. Hodes ... still photographer (as Chuck Hodes)
Bill Lindgren ... electrician
David McGill ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Mickens ... gaffer
Lawrence Renfrow ... electrician: second unit (as Larry Renfrow) / grip: second unit (as Larry Renfrow)
Tom Scott ... key grip
Michael J. Selph ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
George Tankersley ... second assistant camera
Benjamin K. Tudhope ... camera loader
Mark N. Woods ... first assistant camera: "b" camera

Casting Department

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Wizzard Elliott ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sandra Araya Jensen ... wardrobe supervisor (as Sandra Jensen)
Deborah Araya ... wardrobe supervisor
Brandy Becky ... wardrobe assistant
Ayanna Henderson ... wardrobe assistant
Susan Kaufmann ... wardrobe supervisor
Gina Marie Ome ... set wardrobe

Location Management

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Scott Jager ... location manager

Music Department

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Eric L. Brooks ... executive music producer (as Eric Brooks)
David Chackler ... executive music producer
Andrew MacKenzie ... music scoring mixer (as Andy Mackenzie)
Lise Richardson ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Kenneth Banks ... driver
Michael Brown ... driver
Randy Crawford ... driver
Kenneth Dawson ... driver
Brealon Donaldson ... driver
Michelle Ford ... driver
Darrian Goodman ... driver
Willie Harris Jr. ... transportation set captain
Greg Jacobs ... transportation coordinator
Samantha Johnson ... transportation captain
Art Jones ... driver
Anthony Keesee ... driver
Theodell McGowan ... driver
Ralph Outling ... driver
Hulis Patrick ... driver
Audrey Shebish ... driver
Sharon Styles ... driver
Harold Wallace ... driver
Tonia Welch ... driver

Other crew

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Shawn Batey ... extras wrangler
Paulette Carson-Bruce ... craft service
Sandi Cogan ... production secretary
Derrick L. Green ... set production assistant
Alan J. Lam ... production accountant (as Alan Lam)
Antoinette Denise Lamb ... payroll accountant
Linda Leifer ... script supervisor
Timothy Lewis ... office production assistant
Tillie Malnak ... legal counsel: Hammertime (as Tillie Malnak Esq.)
Danta Mitchell ... craft service
Margaret J. Orlando ... assistant production coordinator
Dennis Smith ... teamster (as Dennis E. Smith)
Scott Smith ... set production assistant
Joice Stewart ... assistant accountant (as Joice Lee Stewart)
Rachel Tennione ... set production assistant
Garry E. Tyler ... film runner
Cobra-Dog Williamson ... special representative: Hammertime
Alex L. Worman ... unit publicist (as Alex Worman)
Ty Granderson Jones ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Ralph Outling ... creative advisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Randy Artis ... thanks: councilman of East Chicago, Indiana
Thomas Barnes ... thanks: mayor of Gary
Stanley Bell ... thanks
James Carroll ... thanks (as James Carroll Esq.)
Rudolph Clay ... thanks: Lake Country Commissioner
Tricia Hernandez ... thanks
Robert Pastrick ... thanks: mayor of East Chicago, Indiana
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The original bad boys are stepping up in '96! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Warzone (United States)
  • Hot City (United States)
  • Hot City (Spain)
  • Hot City
  • Sfida finale (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget $4,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie is set in Gary Indianana, Fred Williamson (John Bookman) was born in Gary. See more »
Goofs Camera crew shadow visible during the fight at the abandoned steel mill. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Baadasssss Cinema (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Hit the Gas 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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