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Release Date:
17 January 1975 (USA) See more »
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A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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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UK:68 min | USA:72 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | USA:R
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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 »
[first lines]
Stag Jackson:Hey, brother, how you doin'?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jackie Brown (1997)See more »


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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
So anxious to get to the "good parts" that it's nearly incoherent, 10 August 2007
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

"TNT Jackson" isn't completely unwatchable. But either the version I saw on DVD was edited with a weed-whacker, or the screenplay itself is the lowest level of grind-house/blaxploitation sausage. Or maybe both.

Jeanne Bell is supposed to have been a Playmate at one point in her career,and the movie makes the most of the connection by displaying her breasts at least two times more than was really necessary (including a hilarious topless fight scene that I am pretty sure was meant to be funny). I will admit, they are quite nice. Still, she's sort of average looking and doesn't have the charisma of a Foxy Brown, of even a Cleopatra Jones. She does have her moments as an actress in the film, though, but it would have been nice if the director had pushed her a little harder or the screenplay had given her a chance to do more than emote "attitude" and kick people.

Speaking of kicking people, the fight scenes (the other putative reason to watch a film like this) are pretty poorly done.There's no real choreography to speak of here, just people posing and sticking feet and fists in the general direction of their opponents. One minor exception is a nice moment with an opponent equipped with butterfly folding knives; another is a sequence near the very end where an obvious stunt double for Bell (and maybe for Stan Shaw) leap around and do some decent sweeps and groundwork for a minute or two before Bell/"Jackson" punches her enemy's liver out, Shaw collapses and the screenplay just stops. (Again, I will admit that this is very much in the tradition of Shaw Brother quickies since time immemorial).

There are a couple of supporting actors who are actually better than the film deserves (I'm thinking of "Joe" and the fellow playing the drug lord's right hand man). There's a halfway decent funk laden soundtrack that complements the action on the screen and add a star to the rating by itself. There's a semi-dodgy sex scene that manages to be effective almost in spite of itself.

This one is strictly for hardcore fans of blaxploitation. I saw it out of sheer curiosity, and I'm not sorry I took the time. But I can't imagine wanting to take the time to see it again unless I decide to write a dissertation on the pop culture intersections of "Kung Fu Theater" and "Foxy Brown".

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