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Three the Hard Way (1974)

The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Lait
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Jagger Daniels
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Mister Keyes
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Wendy Kane
Jay Robinson ...
Monroe Feather
Charles McGregor ...
Charley
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Dr. Fortrero
David Chow ...
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Eva
Junero Jennings ...
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Lt. Di Nisco
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Renie Radich ...
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Janice Carroll ...
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The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, who shoot, kick and karate chop their way to final victory. Written by <gilesw@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the ONLY way to get it done is the HARD WAY! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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26 June 1974 (USA)  »

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Les démolisseurs  »

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In the lengthy shootout at the end of the movie, there is snow everywhere on the mountainous terrain, then no snow at all. Also, the action shifts back and forth from day to night and back again. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

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Three the Hard Way
Music by Richard Tufo
Lyrics by Lowrell Simon
Performed by The Impressions (as Impressions)
Courtesy of Buddah and Curtom Records
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three major cities, three super heroes
21 May 1999 | by (Laguna, Ca) – See all my reviews

Three the Hard Way stars football greats Jim Brown and fred Williamson, and former karate middleweight champion Jim Kelly. Together, they are reunited when one of their buddies is snuffed out trying to expose a neo-nazi operations camp. Each hero comes from a different city and each has a unique combat style. When a neo-nazi leader(Jay"Dr. Shrinker" Robinson) plots to contaminate the waters of three big cities to the extent that only black-americans will be affected, the trio springs into action using street fighting, exploding gun fights,and high kickin' martial arts to thwart the evil villain.


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