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Release Date:
29 March 1974 (Denmark) See more »
He clobbers the mob
A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Kelly ... Black Belt Jones

Gloria Hendry ... Sydney

Scatman Crothers ... Pop Byrd

Eric Laneuville ... Quincy
Alan Weeks ... Toppy
Andre Philippe ... Don Steffano
Vincent Barbi ... Big Tuna

Mel Novak ... Blue Eyes
Malik Carter ... Pinky

Eddie Smith ... Oscar

Alex Brown ... Plummer
Sonny Barnes ... Tango (as Clarence Barnes)
Earl Jolly Brown ... Jelly (as Earl Brown)
Jac Emel ... Marv the Butcher (as Jac Emil)
Wayne Musgrove ... Brother Blake
Ray C. Davis ... Bogart #3
Leroy Wofford ... Brother Parris Johnson
Earl Maynard ... Junebug
Nate Esformes ... Roberts
Esther Sutherland ... Lucy
Sid Kaiser ... Ellis
Doug Sides ... Militant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Cherney ... Detective (uncredited)

Vincent Di Paolo ... Mafia henchman (uncredited)

Marla Gibbs ... Bartender (uncredited)

Henry Kingi ... Billboard Worker (uncredited)

Ted Lange ... Militant (uncredited)

Robert Wall ... Mob Henchmen (uncredited)

James Wheaton ... Eulogizing Minister (uncredited)
Donnie Williams ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Clouse 
Writing credits
Oscar Williams (screenplay)

Fred Weintraub (story) &
Alexandra Rose (story) (as Alex Rose)

Produced by
Paul M. Heller .... producer (as Paul Heller)
Fred Weintraub .... producer
Oscar Williams .... associate producer
Original Music by
Luchi De Jesus  (as Luchi DeJesus)
Cinematography by
Kent L. Wakeford (director of photography) (as Kent Wakeford)
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
Set Decoration by
Charles Pierce 
Costume Design by
Ann McCarthy 
Makeup Department
Gary Morris .... makeup artist
Production Management
Marty Hornstein .... unit production manager (as Martin Hornstein)
Terry Morse Jr. .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty Hornstein .... first assistant director (as Martin Hornstein)
Al Sheppard .... second assistant director
Art Department
Russell Goble .... property master (as Russ Gobel)
William Sandell .... special construction
John Rozman .... leadman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
Special Effects by
Gene Grigg .... special effects
Robert Wall .... fight coordinator
Alex Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat E. Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Alfie Martin .... stunts (uncredited)
Aaron Norris .... stunts (uncredited)
Brandon Pender .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harold Crawford .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Edward Knize .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Nicole Scott .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Luchi De Jesus .... conductor (as Luchi DeJesus)
Transportation Department
Buster Kohloff .... transportation
Other crew
Chip Fowler .... production secretary
Michael Heller .... production assistant
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Margaret O'Dea .... secretary to producer
Jeff Schechtman .... assistant to producers (as Jeffrey Schechtman)
Terry Morse Jr. .... bond vice president (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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85 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ | Netherlands:18 (1974) | Norway:(Banned) (1974-2003) (cinema release) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Continuity: The trash van scoop is up, then down.See more »
Lucy:Wesley, I'm gonna slap the black off you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Theme from Black Belt JonesSee more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I'll slap the black off you!, 1 September 2002
Author: gersz

This has got to be one of the most funky and hilarious movies of all time. The sheer amount of celery used is phenomenal. I especially enjoy Pinky's rhyme about bread, his groin, and coins. Some of the acting is poor and lack luster, notably BB's girlfriend. However, this adds a kind of camp or kitsch making the movie that much more enjoyable. Jim Kelley is by far one of the coolest brothers ever. This is definitely Blaxploitation at its finest.

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