Action packed story of how Jim Haygood (James Glehart) young, black and brilliant becomes the legendary leader of a rebel army. In a daring ambush on the beach Moncada, elusive leader of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Savage (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Will Geer
TNT Jackson (1974)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Jeannie Bell, Stan Shaw, Pat Anderson
Death Force (1978)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An American Vietnam soldier on his way home is left for dead and is saved by a pair of Japanese stragglers from WWII, who train him in the way of the samurai.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: James Iglehart, Carmen Argenziano, Leon Isaac Kennedy
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Jim Brown, Christopher George, Richard Ely
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks Jr.
Stars: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly
Firecracker (1981)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Femme fatale martial arts expert teaches the mafia a lesson.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Jillian Kesner, Darby Hinton, Rey Malonzo
Black Samurai (1977)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Jim Kelly, Bill Roy, Roberto Contreras
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In a bleak, postnuclear future world, warring factions struggle to claim the Equalizer 2000, the one weapon powerful enough to guarantee survival.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Richard Norton, Corinne Wahl, Robert Patrick
The Muthers (1976)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A band of female pirates go undercover at a prison camp on a coffee plantation to rescue their leader's sister.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Jeannie Bell, Rosanne Katon, Trina Parks
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Richard Harris, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A beautiful woman seeks revenge for tragedy forced upon her family.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Deborah Tranelli, Kaz Garas, Carmen Argenziano
The Mack (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus
Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
James Iglehart ...
Savage
Lada Edmund Jr. ...
Vicki
...
Amanda
Sally Jordan ...
Sylvia
Vic Diaz
Aura Aurea ...
China
Eddie Gutierrez ...
Flores
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Metcalfe ...
Melton (as Ken Metcalf)
Donna Lee Miller
Rosanna Ortiz
Harley Paton
Marie Saunders
Edit

Storyline

Action packed story of how Jim Haygood (James Glehart) young, black and brilliant becomes the legendary leader of a rebel army. In a daring ambush on the beach Moncada, elusive leader of the rebel army, is captured by Jim Haygood and turned over to the authorities. That night, Jim celebrates his success in a nightclub, where he meets two glamorous young girl entertainers, Amanda of the High Wire (Carol Speed) and Vicky the Knife-Thrower (Lada Edmund Jr.). A reporter bursts in with the news that Moncada is dead, accusing Jim of the cold-blooded murder of the rebel leader. Jim gets in a fight with his superiors over this and knocks out his commanding officer. Jim is put under arrest but pulls off a clever escape when he is being transported to the military prison. He hides out in Amanda and Vicky's dressing-room. During a raid by the military police, Vicky is caught and interned but Jim commandeers an army jeep and escapes into the mountains with Amanda. Jim and Amanda are then taken ... Written by Kristine

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's more than a man. He's a death machine! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

May 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Valor  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Sad Song
Written by Don Julian and Arthur Wright
Performed by Don Julian
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This is a pretty poor movie, and awfully hokey too!
19 August 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

To start, I only watched "Savage!" for one particular reason; because I am a BIG fan of Lada Edmund Jr. If I was not a fan of Lada's, there would truly be no real reason for me to sit and watch such a terrible movie. The acting is horrific, and the dialogue does not even come close to being believable. I might love Lada, but she doesn't deserve any serious Oscar consideration. I know that there are also a lot of people out there that love Carol Speed; well, she's not any good either in this, in terms of acting ability and skill. But regardless of the terrible acting and poor dialogue, the worst thing about "Savage!" is the repetition of far too many ridiculous scenes with guns! It is just unreal for anyone to take these scenes seriously! It's as if the director grabbed a handful of B-movie actors and a large amount minority bystanders from the street, dumped a thousand guns on top of them, and shouted "Run!". Within a matter of seconds, Lada Edmund Jr. and Carol Speed go from cheesy night-club dancers to machine-gun toting guerrilla women! If you watch "Savage!", at some point in the middle of it you'll find yourself asking, "Whoa, did I just miss about 15 minutes here?".

Lastly, I shall mention that there is one nice bonus to "Savage!". You do get a scene of Lada and Carol swimming without their tops on. The ONLY reason for this scene to be in this movie was to show boobs! It has NOTHING to do with anything else in the movie. This is so blatantly obvious, that it hurts. But if you think Lada is cute, and you've always wondered what "The Girl in the Cage" looked like beneath her shirt, then you won't be disappointed by the topless scene in "Savage!". Like I said before, I LOVE LADA EDMUND JR.!!


4 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Savage! (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?