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Director:
Writers:
Dick Miller (written by) and
Ken Metcalfe (written by)
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Release Date:
17 January 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Spine Shattering - Bone Blasting See more »
Plot:
A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Far from dynamite. See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Jeannie Bell ... Diana 'T.N.T.' Jackson (as Jeanne Bell)

Stan Shaw ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Mari Avellana ... (uncredited)
Shirley Washington ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Cirio H. Santiago  (as Cirio Santiago)
 
Writing credits
Dick Miller (written by) and
Ken Metcalfe (written by) (as Ken Metcalf)

Produced by
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer (as Cirio Santiago)
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Tito Sotto 
 
Cinematography by
Felipe Sacdalan  (as Philip Sacdalan)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara Pokras  (as Barbara Progress)
Gervacio Santos  (as Gervasio Santos)
 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico  (as Ben Otica)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Amazan .... assistant director (as John Amazon)
 
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... sound (as William Arkush)
Demetrio de Santos .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Buenaflor .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Rudy Cabrales .... assistant editor
Rufino Cabrales .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
J. Lo .... martial arts instructor
Renato Morado .... martial arts instructor
Aurelio R. Navarro .... production assistant (as A.R. Navarro)
John Solie .... cover illustrator
Art Tecson .... production assistant
C. Tan Siu Tong .... martial arts instructor
Boni Uy .... martial arts instructor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dynamite Wong and TNT Jackson" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
UK:68 min | USA:72 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | USA:R
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Stag Jackson:Hey, brother, how you doin'?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Illustrated Man with John Solie (2011) (V)See more »

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Far from dynamite., 1 April 2015
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Karate expert Diana 'T.N.T' Jackson (Jeanne Bell) travels to Hong Kong to try and find her missing brother. When friendly club owner Joe tells her that he thinks her brother is dead, having fallen foul of local drug-dealing gangsters, T.N.T goes in search of his killer, looking for revenge.

Produced by Roger Corman, written by cult actor Dick Miller, and directed by prolific Filipino film-maker Cirio H. Santiago, TNT Jackson is a blaxploitation/martial arts hybrid that fails to do justice to either genre. The titular character of Diana 'T.N.T.' Jackson has clearly been modelled on tough blaxploitation babes Coffy and Cleopatra Jones (played respectively by Pam Grier and Tamara Dobson), but Jeanne Bell, an ex-Playboy centrefold, has very little appeal (besides her smashing tits, that is): she's a lousy actress and an even worse martial artist, her fight scenes being some of the least convincing I have ever seen committed to film. She's in good company though, 'cos everyone else in this film is utterly dreadful too.

On paper, the film sounds like it could be a trashy hoot: there's a Chinese guy with butterfly knives who has his elbow broken by one of TNT's pathetic blows, Ms. Jackson takes on a roomful of tough guys while wearing only a pair of black knickers, our heroine is sprung from jail by a Chinese dancing dragon, Bell is replaced by an unconvincing double for the more physically demanding scenes, black gangster Charlie sports a huge afro and some shocking 70s attire (that beret is HUGE!), and in the final fight against her brother's killer, TNT delivers a death blow that goes straight through her opponent's stomach. Unfortunately, the weak fight scenes rapidly become tiresome, the script is absolutely dire and the dull direction makes the film extremely tough going despite its exploitative nature.

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