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One Down, Two to go (1982)

One Down, Two to Go (original title)
A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.

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Cal
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J
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Chuck
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Ralph
Paula Sills ...
Teri
Laura Loftus ...
Sally
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Joe Spangler
Tom Signorelli ...
Mario
John Guitz ...
Bob (as John Gruitz)
Richard Noyce ...
Hank
Peter Dane ...
Rossi
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Mrs. Rossi
Warrington Winters ...
Sheriff Lucas
Louis Neglia ...
Armando
Aaron Banks ...
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During a high-stakes east-west karate tournament, coach Chuck suspects the match is rigged against him. When looking around the other team's locker room gets him shot, he calls in Cal and J, his partners from California. After exercising a little persuasion and a lot of brute force, they discover who's behind it all. Now the only problem is getting back the money Chuck is owed. Written by Amazon

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Jim Brown! Fred Williamson! Jim Kelly! Richard Roundtree! A Bad Black Machine Wasting The Mob See more »

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19 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Fred Williamson considers the film to be a true sequel to Three the Hard Way (1974). See more »

Quotes

Cal: I may not know kung fu, but I'm an expert in gun fu.
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Tomorrow Never Comes
Written by Herb Hetzer and Joe Trunzo
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With this cast, it should've been much better.
16 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

With this once-in-a-lifetime cast (reuniting the four greatest blaxploitation stars of the early seventies), this picture should be more fun than it is. Someone seems to have drained the life out of these performers; Jim Brown, in particular, comes off very badly (judging only from this movie, you'd come to the conclusion that he can't act). The film is also poorly structured, keeping the stars away from each other (and from any enjoyable interaction) for laaaaarge periods of time. And Williamson must have really had it in for Jim Kelly; he barely gives him 1/5 of the screen time devoted to the other leads, and he features him in only two brief fight scenes (he even loses in one of them!). Cool score, though. (*1/2)


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