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Original Gangstas (1996)

R
99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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 ...See moreMarvin 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 See less
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Director
Writer
Aubrey K. Rattan (as Aubrey Rattan)
Cinematographer
Carlos González (as Carlos Gonzalez)
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$ 4,800,000
Opening Wknd
$ 1,157,721
Gross (USA)
$ 3,718,087
Gross (World)
$ 3,718,087
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Release date
May 10, 1996 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Fred Williamson
John Bookman John Bookman   See fewer
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Jim Brown
Jake Trevor Jake Trevor   See fewer
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Pam Grier
Laurie Thompson Laurie Thompson   See fewer
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Paul Winfield
Reverend Dorsey Reverend Dorsey   See fewer
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Isabel Sanford
Gracie Bookman Gracie Bookman   See fewer
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Oscar Brown Jr.
Marvin Bookman Marvin Bookman   See fewer
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Ron O'Neal
Bubba Bubba   See fewer
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Robert Forster
Detective Slatten Detective Slatten   See fewer
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Wings Hauser
Michael Casey Michael Casey   See fewer
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Frank Pesce
Detective Waits Detective Waits   See fewer
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Godfrey
Marcus (as Godfrey C. Danchimah) Marcus (as Godfrey C. Danchimah)   See fewer
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Tim Rhoze
Blood Blood   See fewer
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Seraiah Carol
Thelma Jones Thelma Jones   See fewer
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Dawn Stern
Princess Princess   See fewer
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Timothy Lewis
Kenny Thompson Kenny Thompson   See fewer
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Linda Bright Clay
Lisa Bookman (as Linda Marie Bright) Lisa Bookman (as Linda Marie Bright)   See fewer
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Nick Edenetti
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Jacqueline Swike
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Kimberly Shufford
Lady in Gym Lady in Gym   See fewer
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Idella Haywood
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Christian Chapel Choir (as 1st Baptist Church Choir) Christian Chapel Choir (as 1st Baptist Church Choir)   See fewer
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Raymond Taylor
Boy Left in Street Boy Left in Street   See fewer
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Rebel Guard at Party Rebel Guard at Party   See fewer
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Bill Bushwick
Party Cigar Smoker (as Bushwick Bill) Party Cigar Smoker (as Bushwick Bill)   See fewer
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Luniz
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Montae Dixon
Rebel Gang (uncredited) Rebel Gang (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gang Member (uncredited) Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 1,297 votes