This adaptation of Donald Bakeer’s novel, “South Central L.A. Crips”, showed the human side of L.A. gang members (Crips) thru Glen Plummer’s memorable portrayal of an O.G. (original) Crip who came back from prison to save his son from a similar fate. The last scene is one of the best in all of black film making. This, the first portrayal of the human side of Crips, fulfilled “Variety’s” prediction that it would save lives. South Central which debuted soon after the L.A. Uprising (7/92) had a great impact on L.A. gang and would-be gang members. It and Bakeer’s novel are a must for anyone who seriously studies the gang wars that killed thousands of youths in America during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.