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Release Date:
June 1978 (USA) See more »
Chuck Norris is John T. Booker and Booker is fighting back. See more »
An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Ted Post 
Writing credits
Bruce Cohn (screenplay) and
Mark Medoff (screenplay)

Joseph Fraley (story)

Produced by
Allan F. Bodoh .... producer
Mitchell Cannold .... associate producer
Michael Leone .... executive producer
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
Robert Steadman (director of photography) (as Bob Steadman)
Film Editing by
Bill Moore  (as William Moore)
Millie Moore 
Art Direction by
Beala Neel  (as B.B. Neel)
Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac  (as Jean-Pierre Dorleac)
Makeup Department
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Production Management
Jesse Corallo .... production manager
Jeff Sinclair .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Marum .... first assistant director
John Patterson .... second assistant director
Robert Shue .... second assistant director (as Bob Shue)
Art Department
Louis Donelan .... property master (as Lou Donelan)
Tim Donelan .... property assistant
Robin Royce .... set dresser (as Robinson Royce)
Sound Department
Dean Gilmore .... sound recordist
John B. Schuyler .... boom operator (as John Schuyler)
John B. Schuyler .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Bob Dawson .... special effects
Maggie Dawson .... special effects assistant
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Don Pike .... car stunts
Peter Horak .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat E. Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
Eric Lee .... stunts (uncredited)
Aaron Norris .... stunt double: Chuck Norris (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
J.B. Allin .... assistant cameraman
Jose P. Bencomo .... photographer: second unit, Vietnam
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer (as Patrick R. Blymer)
Bill Brocious .... second grip
Bob Fiore .... electrician (as Bobby Fiore)
Frederick Gately .... additional photographer (as Fred Gately)
Randy Hark .... grip
Terry Harkins .... second assistant cameraman
Tom Harvey .... photographer: second unit, Vietnam
Sam Leavitt .... additional photographer
Albert Myers .... camera operator (as Al Myers)
Dan O'Reilly .... photographer: second unit, Vietnam (as Danny O'Reilly)
Lou Pazelli .... key grip (as Lou Pazzelli)
Tim Ryan .... dolly grip
Robert Schoenhut .... assistant cameraman (as Bob Schoenhut)
Wendy Shoemaker .... photographer: second unit, Vietnam
Phil Stern .... still photographer
Richard Thorpe .... second unit
Mike Weathers .... best boy
Jim Wilson .... additional photographer
Ralph Woolsey .... additional photographer
Jim Wilson .... photographer: second unit, Vietnam (uncredited)
Casting Department
Patricia Lichtenfels .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joseph W. Dehn .... costumer
Editorial Department
David H. DePatie Jr. .... assistant film editor (as David De Patie Jr.)
Location Management
Carole Davidson .... location auditor
Music Department
Craig Safan .... conductor
Transportation Department
Bret Hamilton .... transportation coordinator
Bill Humberger .... transportation captain
Other crew
Barbara Amato .... script supervisor
Kevin Casey .... production assistant
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... spanish subtitles
Edward Fields .... production assistant
Carol Shapiro Janson .... unit publicist
Karen MacKain .... production assistant (as Karen Mackain)
John Moczulski .... titles
Aaron Norris .... martial arts choreographer
Chuck Norris .... martial arts choreographer
Carolyn Peterson .... assistant to producer (as Carolyn H. Peterson)
Fred Shieppe .... crafts services
Joel Westbrook .... production coordinator
Jonathan Harris .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Black Fighter" - Europe (English title)
"Black Tigers" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2008) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1981) | France:Tous publics | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 (2015) | UK:15 | USA:PG (certificate #25071) | West Germany:16

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When Chuck Norris was offered the lead role of the film, he was in the process of establishing a new kick-boxing league in Los Angeles with Benny Urquidez. Norris cites his decision to pursue the movie over the league as a defining point in his transition from martial arts competition to acting.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Norris fights three men surrounding a car he wants to get into, a shot includes the cameraman in the car window reflection.See more »
Booker:Everything went wrong by the numbers. And that takes planning.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not Bad..., 26 February 2003
Author: b-man-1 from U.S.A.

Good Guys Wear Black (1978) was one of Chuck Norris's first starring roles. Norris plays John T. Booker, a C.I.A. who is sent on a mission to rescue American P.O.W.s in Vietnam, but during the mission, he and his men are attacked and find that no Americans were at the Vietnamese camp. After Booker and the remaining soldiers just barely escape, they find out that their team, The Black Tigers, were set up. After a long walk home, the C.I.A.s are turning up dead and John T. Booker is the last one alive, and no one can help him but a lawyer named Margret. This film was made in 1977, but wasn't released until a year or two later. The action is decent, espiecially two scenes, one that takes place at a ski resort, and another at an airport where Chuck Norris fights this Japanese assassin. Overall, a decent 1970's action movie with bad acting and a really bad 70's sounding soundtrack.

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