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Youngblood (1978)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 24 May 1978 (USA)
A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth.

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Noel Nosseck
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Rommel
Bryan O'Dell Bryan O'Dell ... Youngblood
Renn Woods ... Sybil (as Ren Woods)
Tony Allen Tony Allen ... Hustler
Vince Cannon ... Corelli
Art Evans ... Junkie
Jeff Hollis Jeff Hollis ... Pusher
David Pendleton ... Reggie
Ron Trice Ron Trice ... Bummie
Sheila Wills Sheila Wills ... Joan
Ralph Farquhar Ralph Farquhar ... Geronimo
Herb Rice ... Durango (as Herbert Rice)
Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith ... Chaka (as Lionel Smith)
Maurice Sneed Maurice Sneed ... Skeeter-Jeeter
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ... Mrs. Gordon
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A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth.

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If you live through the gang wars, the pushers, the back-alley deathtraps... YOU GONNA BE A STAR!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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R
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The entire soundtrack was performed by the band WAR. See more »

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After Bummie (Ron Trice) is killed, you can still see him breathing. See more »

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Me and Baby Brother
Performed by War
Courtesy of Far Out Productions and United Artist Records
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Aimless black-oriented drama
30 November 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

The admitedly great soundtrack by War is probably the official reason why YOUNGBLOOD has never been released on video or DVD (licensing issues.) However, I'm pretty sure the movie's current owners (MGM) see that there probably wouldn't be that much call for the movie if they were able to iron out the music rights. It certainly has its moments - some great fight choreography, for one thing, and the cast is pretty decent - but at the end you have to wonder what the point was, especially since that ending happens at a point when it seems that there is still a substantial part of the story yet to go! It's also pretty slow-going at times, and your impatience just increases by some unbelievably stupid decisions by the characters. All in all, it's just one more piece of evidence to prove that American-International was much better at making in-house product than contracting outside production companies to make product for them.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Cinema 77 See more »
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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