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Jaguar Lives! (1979)

PG | | Action | November 1979 (USA)
A world's new kung-fu hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs and help save the world from an evil con (Christopher Lee).

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Jonathan Cross (Jaguar)
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Adam Caine
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General Villanova
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Anna Thompson
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Zina Vanacore
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Ben Ashir
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Sensei
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Ralph Richards
Gabriel Melgar ...
Ahmed
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Bret Barrett
Sally Faulkner ...
Terry
Gail Grainger ...
Consuela
Anthony Heaton ...
Coblintz
Luis Prendes ...
Habish
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Petrie
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A world's new kung-fu hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs and help save the world from an evil con (Christopher Lee).

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Four actors in this film were in Bond films prior to this movie; Joseph Wiseman played the title role as the first Bond villain Dr. No; Donald Pleasence played Bond's chief nemesis Ersnt Stravo Blofeld in You Only Live Twice. Christopher Lee also played a Bond villain as the title role The Man with the Golden Gun, and Barbara Bach played the main Bond girl Major Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me. See more »

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Zina Vanacore: Kidnapping is no longer a crime, it's a business.
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Written by Rob Walsh and Gerry Gibson
Performed by The Fuller Avenue Band
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JAGUAR LIVES! (Ernest Pintoff, 1979) **
1 September 2015 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I had first recorded this off late-night Italian TV but, thankfully, had not yet checked the movie out before it turned up in English: a vague James Bond rip-off in which the protagonist (one Joe Lewis) happens to be a martial arts expert – for the record, the two styles had already clashed, far more successfully, in Bruce Lee's last-completed and best vehicle i.e. ENTER THE DRAGON (1973). Even if the producers of this one were wily enough to recruit a roster of co-stars – no fewer than 5 of whom had appeared in previous Bond extravaganzas (Barbara Bach, John Huston, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence and Joseph Wiseman)! – the result is, while not boring, hardly thrilling, in spite their being practically no let-up to the action!!

Incidentally, much is made of the mysterious identity of the chief villain (at least, they had the good sense to not cast an established actor in the role – who would have invariably blown the hero out of the water in that department!) when the pre-credits sequence gives this away all-too-plainly!! Lewis' "sensei" is Woody Strode and, among his adversaries, is Capucine (who, having failed to dispatch the "Jaguar" herself, later calls on Lee and insists to be informed when this is finally accomplished!); the latter, however, displays an admirable code of ethics when he lets Lewis go after he has repeatedly defeated his goons inside a Japanese cemetery! Wiseman plays blind and Huston (amusingly, his character is named Ralph Richards!) wheelchair-bound, so that only Pleasence has fun as the self-appointed but – inevitably – cowardly dictator of a banana republic.

As I said, the action highlights (personally choreographed by the leading man) are not exactly ground-breaking and too often merely silly – at one point, he takes on a gang of motorcycle thugs, not to mention the various minions at a factory, whom he overcomes not via his usual karate moves but by throwing every kind of accessory which comes his way at any approaching assailant!; then again, it must be pointed out that director Pintoff had started out in animation. The film, at the very least looks good – helped in no small measure by the globe-trotting nature of the plot – but, atypically, Lewis proves oddly resistant to female company (save for ex-colleague Sally Faulkner, who has improbably forsaken espionage for a nun's habit!). The concluding moments show the protagonist once again having his training sessions interrupted by the arrival of agent Bach…but, unsurprisingly, no sequel ever surfaced (or was likely ever commissioned, though the star would in fact return to the big screen for FORCE: FIVE {1981}, directed by ENTER THE DRAGON's own Robert Clouse!).


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