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TNT Jackson (1974)

R | | Action | 17 January 1975 (USA)
A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.

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(as Cirio Santiago)

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, (as Ken Metcalf)
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Diana 'T.N.T.' Jackson (as Jeanne Bell)
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Charlie
Pat Anderson ...
Elaine
Ken Metcalfe ...
Sid (as Ken Metcalf)
Max Alvarado
Chiquito ...
Dynamite Wong
Percy Gordon
Imelda Ilanan ...
Joe's Assistant
Chris Cruz
Leo Martinez ...
(as Leo Martin)
Joonee Gamboa ...
(as John Gamble)
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Her name is Diana Jackson, but you can call her T.N.T. When T.N.T.'s brother is killed by ruthless drug dealers, the beautiful young karate expert goes to the most dangerous part of Chinatown to find the killer. In trouble with the law since she was 13, T.N.T. wants no help from the pigs; but she does befriend a Chinaman named Joe, whose impressive martial arts skills prove useful more than once. In her quest for the killer, she'll meet the white drug lord, Sid; Elaine, his bitchy girlfriend; his suspicious Chinese assistant, Ming; and Charlie, his handsome black assistant with criminal ambitions of his own. Before her search is over, she'll find herself making love to Charlie, trading insults with Elaine, and fighting criminals while nude and in the dark. Just call her T.N.T. Written by J. Spurlin

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Writer Dick Miller worked on many Rodger Corman films, heading such classics as "Bucket of Blood". See more »

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When TNT Jackson fights a roomful of men topless, she is wearing small black panties. During the fight, she makes a leaping attack while wearing bigger white panties. When she lands, she's wearing the black panties again. See more »

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[first lines]
Stag Jackson: Hey, brother, how you doin'?
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Don't get your hopes up... T.N.T. Jackson is a poor man's Cleopatra Jones.
1 September 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'd been warned off 'T.N.T. Jackson' but couldn't resist as I'm a sucker for 1970s trash like this. Directed by Cirio H. Santiago, one of the producers of the classic Jack Hill chick in chains movies 'The Big Doll House' and 'The Big Bird Cage' which co-starred Pam Grier, with Roger Corman as executive producer, and a script co-written by b-grade legend Dick Miller(!), how could this go wrong? Well it does. Kinda. Jeanne Bell, who I vaguely remembered from bit parts in 'The Klansman' and 'Mean Streets', is beautiful and is a reasonable actress, but lacks the charisma of Pam Grier, or closer to home, Tamara Dobson ('Cleopatra Jones'). Despite being mainly filmed in the Philippines it lacks the grittiness of the aforementioned Pam Grier vehicles and is closer to the fantasy of the Dobson Cleopatra Jones movies. Only it isn't anywhere near as good. On the other hand it isn't as downright silly as say, 'Black Samurai' starring Jim Kelly (a guilty pleasure of mine), so I can't say it's a complete stinker either. Bell is supported by Stan Shaw ('Truck Turner'), and Ken Metcalfe, who co-wrote the script with Dick Miller, and both actors were better than the movie itself. One thing that really lets the movie down is the fight scenes which just don't convince. In one of them Bell is topless, and that is certainly a novelty, but on the whole they just don't work. 'T.N.T. Jackson' is neither the best nor the worst blaxploitation movie I've ever seen. It's one of those movies that you won't regret watching once, but you are very unlikely to rush to watch twice.


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