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Original Gangstas (1996)

Attention all blaxploitation fanatics! Five 1970s icons – Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Ron O’Neal and Richard Roundtree – team up to teach a Gary, Indiana, ghetto gang a tough-guy lesson in veteran B-movie director Larry Cohen’s hip, black badass action update.

Exciting and thought-provoking (should fire be fought with fire?), Cohen’s cool customer is both a contemporary morality tale and an affectionately nostalgic look back at the Shaft and Foxy Brown era.

John Bookman
Fred Williamson
Jake Trevor
Jim Brown
Laurie Thompson
Pam Grier
Reverend Marshall Dorsey
Paul Winfield
Ron O’Neal
Richard Roundtree
Gracie Bookman
Isabel Sanford

Larry Cohen