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December 1973 (USA) See more »
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To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred Williamson ... Jefferson Bolt
Byron Webster ... Griffiths
Miko Mayama ... Moninique Kuan

Teresa Graves ... Samantha Nightingale
Masatoshi Nakamura ... Kumada (as Satoshi Nakamura)
John Orchard ... Carter
Jack Ging ... Connie Mellis
Ken Kazama ... Spider
Vassili Lambrinos ... Raoul De Vargas
Paul Mantee ... Mickey
David Chow ... Chinese Thug
Mike Stone ... Karate Fighter
Emil Farkas ... Karate Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Canavarro ... (uncredited)

Nick Dimitri ... Syndicate Hood (uncredited)
Patrick Wright ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
David Lowell Rich 
Writing credits
Charles Eric Johnson (story) (as Charles Johnson)

Ranald MacDougall  (as Quentin Werty) and
Charles Eric Johnson  screenplay (as Charles Johnson)

Produced by
Philip Hazelton .... associate producer (as Phillip Hazelton)
Bernard Schwartz .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Gerald Perry Finnerman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carl Pingitore 
Robert F. Shugrue 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi  (as Chester R. Bayhi)
Production Management
Joseph C. Cavalier .... unit production manager (as Joe Cavalier)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... first assistant director
Albert Shepard .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
George Fredrick .... sound editor
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
Erik Cord .... stunt coordinator
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Emil Farkas .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
Brandon Pender .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Saito .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Stone .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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103 min | UK:102 min (cut version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Finland:(Banned) (1979) | Finland:(Banned) (1974) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1974) | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X | USA:R
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not the best of Williamson's films,but it is passable, 18 August 2003
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

In the age of the 1970's,Fred Williamson was the undisputed king of the black cimema,and one of the top action stars of his day,right beside icons as Burt Reynolds,Clint Eastwood,Charles Bronson,James Coburn,Richard Roundtree,Jim Brown,Jim Kelly,Telly Savalas and Steve McQueen. In the 1970's,per se you had the typical action picture that featured a smooth,tough talking,good-looking African-American male who can hold his own against all odds and still gets the girl or a bunch of them at the same time.

Even if the plot was offkey,WE as brothers and sisters would line up around the theatre to see it and we knew the if it was a black feature with a black actor in the leading role,it was a good one and it brought in the business too...and this was back in the day!!!!

In the film "That Man Bolt"(Universal,1973),Fred Williamson displays such a character that suppose to be among the ranks of James Bond,Derek Flint,and not mention John Shaft. Williamson plays secret agent Jefferson Bolt who goes to Hong Kong to stop an international ring of thugs bent on destruction and when things go dismal,Bolt handles things his way and saves the world,with soulpower!!! The picture is good with great photography locational shoots in Hong Kong,but the picture does get a little weak and between the lines with some of the lamest dialogue ever conceived. As far as the fight scenes,and the action part of it as well,it does look like a similiar detail to the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker fare "Rush Hour",but it is not one of Fred Williamson's best,but it is passable. However,Williamson would go on to make several more action flicks in the 1970's and some of them are very good including "Black Caesar","Hell Up In Harlem", "Bucktown","Three The Hard Way","Black Cobra","The Soul Of Charley","The Revenge of Charley",and the one action flick that started it all..."Hammer". He also had a good looking female lead too,who also made a name for herself as one of the top female action hero of her day,Miss Foxy Brown herself,the legendary Pam Grier,who was not in "Bolt",but starred in several films with Fred Williamson.

"That Man Bolt" is available on DVD and Video.

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