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Release Date:
December 1973 (USA) See more »
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He's "Bonded"! See more »
Plot:
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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Turn off your brain and just enjoy--for the genre, it's very good. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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)
 
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Runtime:
103 min | UK:102 min (cut version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Turn off your brain and just enjoy--for the genre, it's very good., 5 February 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a film that can best be appreciated if you've seen a few blacksploitation (also called 'blaxsploitation') films first. That's because compared to the average film in the genre, it's terrific--perhaps not a great one, but well above average. The only thing you need to remember is that you don't think through a film of this type too much--just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Bolt (Fred Williamson) is an international man of action--and adventurer, tough-guy and beacon for trouble. His job, like that of many blacksploitation heroes, is a bit vague. What we do know is that he's rich, powerful and quite the stud...and NOBODY better mess with him! The film begins with Bolt in jail in Hong Kong. He hasn't really done anything, but some government official (WHICH government and WHICH branch is never clear) has arranged for his arrest. He'll stay in jail unless he agrees to help them with a secret mission. What that mission is, who the baddies are and what happens really isn't particularly important--and the plot is clearly secondary. From the minute he accepts the job until the final frame of the movie, it's Bolt versus EVERYONE! And, like any good action hero of the genre, there's also plenty of hot women, action, killing and martial arts 'fun'.

Among the various blacksploitation stars, Williamson was one of the better ones. The physicality of the role was a natural for the ex-NFL star, he was very handsome and he could act. In many ways, he played a freelance version of James Bond with a slightly less well-defined sense of morality.

Very good stunts, nice international locales and decent acting, this one is cool 'turn off your brain' fun.

This film is rated R for tons of violence and a bit of nudity--and it's probably not a great film for kids or mother-in-law.

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