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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Youngblood (1978)


  • Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
  • Brian O'Dell
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was the box office draw, but the focus of Youngblood is actually the title character, played with reasonable conviction by What's Happening! semi-regular Bryan O'Dell. He's a not so street smart kid who wants to run with the Kingsmen, a local gang headed by Hilton-Jacobs, a returned Vietnam vet. The Kingsmen spend a lot of time drinking, beating up rival gang members, and abusing each other, but that doesn't mean they don't have a social conscience: when they lose a member to smack, the hunt is on for the dope pushers peddling junk in the 'hood. The story is familiar but is helped along by a uniformly good cast. War's score is excellent, especially the title track and Galaxy, featured in a disco scene heavily reminiscent of Soooooouuullllll Train. Watch for Ron Neal (Superfly) in a brief cameo as a high school gym teacher.

Link to soundtrackreview
War - Youngblood (1978)

Privided By Mr. Wone


Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get english subtitles for some of these movies? It would be nice! Thanks.

RunawayTrane said...

Had the soundtrack for this on hold at my library, then some dipstick stole it. If I ever get it, will definitely drop a lossless copy for the family

Anonymous said...

the link is broken

nasoukikos said...

Got any similar movies to point to?
Thanks m8

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