MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,923 this week

Black Jack (1981)
"Asalto al casino" (original title)

3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 26 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Sir Thomas Bedford orchestrates the heist of a Spanish casino, with the aid of a singer performing there. The police are aware of their activities, and a hostage situation arises.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 74 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 90 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 105 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Black Jack" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Black Jack (1981)

Black Jack (1981) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Black Jack.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Ghoul (1975)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough
Shock Waves (1977)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Cushing, Ian Sera
The Uncanny (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.

Director: Denis Héroux
Stars: Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Joan Greenwood
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Max H. Boulois
Stars: Tony Curtis, Joanna Pettet, Max H. Boulois
Son of Hitler (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The leader of a right-wing German political party discovers that an illiterate woodcarver is actually the son of Adolf Hitler. He kidnaps the young man from a mental institution and ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: Bud Cort, Peter Cushing, Felicity Dean
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A bumbling US marine Captain is assigned to retrieve a space capsule from a despotic African ruler.

Director: Peter Curran
Stars: Oliver Reed, Sylvaine Charlet, Peter Cushing
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sir Thomas Bedford
...
Jill Stradford
Hugo Stiglitz ...
Police Commisioner Angel Carvenas
Max H. Boulois ...
Dynamite Duck
Brian Murphy ...
Archibald
Tony Fuentes ...
Tony Dimaggio
Dan Forrest
Hugo Blanco
Fernando Sancho
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Director of Security
José Bódalo
Andrés Resino ...
Casino Security Chief
Victoria Vera ...
Sandra
George Rigaud ...
Dr. Paringo
Manuel Alexandre
Edit

Storyline

Sir Thomas Bedford orchestrates the heist of a Spanish casino, with the aid of a singer performing there. The police are aware of their activities, and a hostage situation arises.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 1981 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Black Jack  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film of actor Antonio Vilar. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of Peter Cushing's 'lost films'
8 April 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1981's "Black Jack" was the last of a quartet of European titles made by Peter Cushing just after "Star Wars" that virtually disappeared from view at the time of filming, unable to find distribution outside their respective territories. "Batteflag" aka "The Standard," "Son of Hitler," and "A Touch of the Sun" aka "No Secrets!" all had something besides Cushing in common, they were all vanity projects for the filmmakers, holding little appeal elsewhere. In the case of "Black Jack" aka "Asalto al Casino," Max H. Boulois served as writer/director, and played the awful 'Afro-rock' singer Dynamite Duke, even donning a Darth Vader disguise in a nod to Cushing's recent success as Grand Moff Tarkin (this was the second of his three films as small time auteur, preceded by "Big Game" and followed by "Black Commando," with Tony Curtis!). Poorly dubbed into English, sporting terrible songs and a very loud, abrasive soundtrack, it's only the actors who can keep it afloat, with very little to work with. Storywise, it's an overlong, painfully predictable heist picture, orchestrated by wealthy Sir Thomas Bedford (Cushing), owner of a stud farm outside London, who believes that security overseas is easier to pierce than it is in Las Vegas. Choosing a casino in Santander, on the Northern coast of Spain, for quick access to international waters, Bedford insists on an inside job, with Dynamite Duke as willing accomplice, unaware of the presence of a vicious quartet of professional killers intending to do the same, taking hostages when the police quickly become involved. French starlet Claudine Auget (Domino in "Thunderball") is totally wasted as Duke's publicist (despite second billing), while Brian Murphy, British star of "George and Mildred," is in familiar form as the wily Archibald, earning his share of riches at the slot machines. The police are led by Mexican star Hugo Stiglitz, the film's true lead in terms of screen time, with Eduardo Fajardo and Andres Resino, both from 1972's "The Murder Mansion," as various security chiefs. From Paul Naschy's "Frankenstein's Bloody Terror" is Julian Ugarte, well cast as fashion designer Julian Ugarte, taken hostage along with George Rigaud's Dr. Paringo, previously seen opposite Peter Cushing in 1972's "Horror Express." Closing out a screen career that began in 1931, Antonio Vilar gets special billing as renowned Dr. Vilas, who reveals himself to the kidnappers as a wanted Nazi war criminal. Mercilessly dragged out to 97 minutes, Peter Cushing is only around for just under eight, thoroughly professional as expected, dapper, cool and calm at all times, and fortunately allowed to dub his own voice. An interesting sidelight is that he replaced Donald Pleasence as Bedford; Cushing was director John Carpenter's first choice to play Dr. Sam Loomis in his classic "Halloween," his agent turning it down without ever notifying his client (that would have been such a feather in his cap). This vanity project for French-based, ultra obscure director-writer-star Max H. Boulois understandably sank without a trace, as he finally disappeared from the scene by 1987, thereafter devoting his time to journalism and politics.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Black Jack (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?