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Marc Olden (novel)
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Release Date:
February 1977 (USA) See more »
The Cool Master of Kung-Fu and Karate!
Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' behind the deed is also into the business of drug dealing and Voodoo ritual murders. The search takes him from Hong Kong to California through Miami, and plenty of action, against bad men, bad girl, and bad animals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Despite the fact that this movie is terrible,,, See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Kelly ... Robert Sand
Bill Roy ... Janicot
Roberto Contreras ... Chavez
Marilyn Joi ... Synne
Chia Essie Lin ... Toki Konuma

Biff Yeager ... Pines
Charles Grant ... Bone
Jace Khan ... Jace
Erwin Fuller ... Bodyguard
Peter Dane ... Farnsworth

Felix Silla ... Rheinhardt
Cowboy Lang ... Himself
Little Tokyo ... Himself
Jerry Marin ... Shotgun Spiro
Alfonzo Walters ... Leopard Man
Charles Walter Johnson ... Leopard Man

Regina Carrol ... Voodoo Dancer / Party Stripper (as Gina Adamson)
Jesus Thillet ... Martial Arts Fighter
Cliff Bowen ... Martial Arts Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
D'Urville Martin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Al Adamson 
Writing credits
B. Readick (screenplay)

Marco Joachim  additional story ideas
Marc Olden  novel "Black Samurai"

Produced by
John 'Bud' Cardos .... associate producer (as John Bud Cardos)
Barbara Holden .... producer
Laurence Joachim .... executive producer
Steven Vail .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Louis Horvath (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jim Landis 
Set Decoration by
Daisy Rieger 
Costume Design by
Edwin Goehring Jr. 
Makeup Department
Melanie Levitt .... makeup artist
Art Department
Michael Bockman .... props
Sound Department
Jack Cooley .... sound mixer
Dick Damien .... sound
Joan Franklin .... assistant sound effects editor
Marta Viana .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Ramon Ferro .... special effects (uncredited)
Alvin Boudreaux .... stunt performer
Charles Crawford .... stunt performer
Ray C. Davis .... stunt performer
George Griffen .... stunt performer
Jim Kelly .... karate master
Jace Khan .... karate master
Clifford Lawson .... stunt performer (as Cliff Lawson)
Fernando Luján .... stunt performer (as Fernando Lujan)
Jerry Mitchell .... stunt performer
Alfonzo Walters .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Boyne .... grip
Erwin Fuller .... grip
John Gillie .... electrician
Keith Kelsay .... assistant camera (as Keith Kelsey)
Robert McClure .... grip
Stephen L. Posey .... electrician (as Steve Posey)
Robert B. Reynolds .... grip (as Robert Reynolds)
John Tilton .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marilyn Joi .... costumes: Marilyn Joi
Music Department
Jim Landis .... music editor
Jodd Readick .... music recordist
Other crew
Pam Eddy .... script girl
Ramon Ferro .... titles
Eddie Garetti .... assistant to producer
Ray Wells .... researcher: Haitian voodoo
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Freeze Bomb" - Europe (English title)
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USA:88 min | UK:82 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Portugal:M/18 (director's cut) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Jim Kelly also choreographed the martial arts scenes.See more »
Continuity: During the jet-pack sequence, the handles of the jet-pack constantly switch between being horizontally and vertically aligned.See more »
Robert Sand:Surprise Monkeys!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Thunderball (1965)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Despite the fact that this movie is terrible,,,, 19 January 2007
Author: idiot487 from North Carolina

It is still one of the funniest things I have ever seen. The action is terrible, but punctuated with great sound effects. Midgets come out of nowhere, and partner up with African tribesman as the targets for Jim Kelly's wrath. The movie isn't at all PC, and if you can find it in an uncut edition, there's even a fair amount of bad stripping! All this before we even get to the climax. All in all, this movie is truly a must-see for anyone who wants to understand why America moved on from the 1970s. That said, I haven't laughed this long and hard during a movie for a long long time. Please: this movie is bad, it is oh so gloriously bad, but worth every minute you invest in it.

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