Original Gangstas (1996)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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When a gang shoots his father, Bookman (Fred Williamson) returns to his hometown, rounds up some of his own people and begins an all-out war to restore the neighborhood to its rightful sense of justice.




  • Original Gangstas (1996)
  • Original Gangstas (1996)
  • Original Gangstas (1996)
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  • Original Gangstas (1996)
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22 May 2007 | ReelCheese
| Can't Live Up To Concept
I found the concept of this film irresistible. Who wouldn't want to see Fred Williamson, Jim Brown and Pam Grier -- they of '70s blaxploitation action fame -- back kickin' some butt again. Unfortunately, ORIGINAL GANGSTAS doesn't live up expectations. The plot sees cigar-chompin' Williamson returning home after his elderly father is nearly killed by thugs for giving police information on a deadly drive-by. Freddy soon teams up with Brown and Grier for some vigilante justice that comes far too little, too late for the viewer. After a reasonably strong start, the film unravels in a myriad of awful dialog, uninteresting subplots and a lack of action. If you're looking for a better film about an aging vigilante, try the later DEATH WISH entries.

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Box Office


$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,157,721 12 May 1996

Gross USA:


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