Youngblood is a 1978 film released by American International Pictures. It starred Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Ren Woods, and featured Bryan O'Dell in the title role. The soundtrack to the film was written and performed by War. Plot: Michael (O'Dell) is an African-American teenager in South-Central LA, being raised by a single mother & beginning to drift away from school. Before long, Michael is running with a tough local street gang, the Kingsmen, who christen him with the nickname "Youngblood".