Original Gangstas ★★

D: Larry Cohen. Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield, Isabel Sanford, Oscar Brown, Jr., Richard Roundtree, Ron O’Neal, Christopher B. Duncan, Eddie Bo Smith, Jr., Dru Down, Robert Forster, Charles Napier, Wings Hauser. Fast-paced but very violent action thriller marks a return to the blaxploitation films of the ’70s, reuniting many of the genre’s top stars. When a gang shoots the father of a former bad boy turned good guy, he enlists the services of his ex-buddies to rid the town of this new urban terror. Serviceable but hardly inspired; it’s still fun to see these actors doing what comes naturally. [R]