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One Down, Two to go -- A martial arts tournament promoter who gets shaken down by an evil gangster, and must call on three friends for help.


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Release Date:
19 November 1982 (USA) See more »
Forget the A-team. This is the kick-ass team! See more »
A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fred Williamson ... Cal

Jim Brown ... J

Jim Kelly ... Chuck

Richard Roundtree ... Ralph
Paula Sills ... Teri
Laura Loftus ... Sally

Joe Spinell ... Joe Spangler
Tom Signorelli ... Mario
John Guitz ... Bob (as John Gruitz)
Richard Noyce ... Hank
Peter Dane ... Rossi

Victoria Hale ... Mrs. Rossi
Warrington Winters ... Sheriff Lucas
Louis Neglia ... Armando
Aaron Banks ... Announcer
Mark Bruno ... Trainer
John Dorish ... Deputy
Dennis Singletary ... Boy
Captain Haggerty ... Mojo (as Arthur Haggerty)
Addison Greene ... Pete

Frank Ferrara ... Show Thug
Harry Madsen ... Show Thug

Steve Dash ... Show Thug (as Steve Daskawisz)
Lou Leccese ... Show Thug
Tom Wright ... Show Thug
Neal Gold ... Attendant #1
Paul Tellstrom ... Attendant #2
Dennis Logan ... Man in Phone
Terri DuHaime ... Nurse A (as Terri Duhaime)
Beda Elliot ... Nurse B (as Beda Eliot)
Jordan Derwin ... Doctor
Cliff Cudney ... Mario Thug
Mike Christopher ... Mario Thug
Michael Estler ... Mario Thug (as Mike Estler)
Paul Farentino ... Mario Thug
Tony Farentino ... Mario Thug
Mike Pridgen ... Mario Thug
Robert Pastner ... Slim
Irwin Litvack ... Banker
Arlene Haber ... Waitress
Jery Hewitt ... Stair Fall Thug (as Jerry Hewitt)
Edgard Mourino ... Joseph (as Edgar Maurino)
Marty Licata ... Tow Truck Driver

Jim Lovelett ... Bar Fighter Thug

Len DeVirgilio ... Tournament Thug (as Len Devirgilio)

Ed O'Ross ... Tournament Thug (as Ed O. Ross)
Peter Bucossi ... Tournament Thug (as Pete Bucossi)
Maria Lindberg ... Limo Girl 1
Suzanne von Schaack ... Limo Girl 2 (as Suzanne Von Schaak)

Angela Robinson Witherspoon ... Limo Girl 3 (as Angela Robinson)
Cassandra Wafer ... Limo Girl 4
Wockado ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Harris ... Jesse (uncredited)
Patty O'Brien ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Williamson 
Writing credits
Fred Williamson (story) (as Jeff Williamson)

Produced by
Robert P. Atwell .... executive producer
Randy Jurgensen .... associate producer
David Moon .... associate producer
Stan Wakefield .... associate producer
Fred Williamson .... producer
Original Music by
Herb Hetzer 
Joe Trunzo 
Cinematography by
James Lemmo 
Film Editing by
Daniel Loewenthal 
Casting by
Sarah Hyde Hamlet 
Production Management
Randy Jurgensen .... production manager
Cassius Weathersby .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Tadross .... first assistant director
Joseph Winogradoff .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Wesson .... property master
Sound Department
Stan Goldstein .... boom operator
Lisa Singer .... dialogue editor
Sandy Alexander .... stunts: hotel
Bill Anagnos .... stunts: hotel (as Billy Anagnos)
Steven Lambert .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Steve Lambert)
Franklin Scott .... stunt driver (as Franklyn Scott)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard J. Cartwright .... still photographer
Doug Greco .... camera operator
Denis Hann .... key grip
Edward Page .... gaffer
Michael Paris .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Bunkiewicz .... musician: bass
Jerry Cordasco .... musician: drums
Rick Kerner .... electronic music realizations
Ron Scalera .... musician: guitar
Joe Trunzo .... musician: piano and keyboards
Dennis Vallone .... musician: drums
Other crew
Elise Bernbach .... photo double
Jose Gallardo .... title designer
Scott MacQueen .... production assistant
Steven Wren .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"One Down, Two to Go" - USA (original title)
"Three the Hard Way Part 2" - USA (alternative title)
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85 min | USA:89 min
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Did You Know?

Fred Williamson conceived the idea of the film while he was in New York filming the movie, Vigilante (1983).See more »
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No groove, no juice…, 24 April 2015
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Judging by the other user-comments around here, apparently I'm not the only one who's disappointed by this seemingly awesome early '80s reunion of '70s Blaxploitation heroes. Your day can't get any better than when you stumble upon a DVD with on its trashy cover image the names and cool faces of Fred Williamson ("Black Ceasar"), Jim Brown ("Slaughter"), Richard Roundtree ("Shaft") and Jim Kelly ("Black Belt Jones"). When you then notice that Fred Williamson is also the director, and that the plot revolves on four black buddies declaring war against the entire New York gambling mafia, you immediately purchase the DVD and you're convinced that you have a genuinely golden piece of Blaxploitation action cinema in your hands! Unfortunately, however, "One Down, Two to Go" doesn't even come close to the quality level of other Blaxploitation classics (the aforementioned titles, for example) and the whole film is actually even less than mediocre. The script is weak and far too talkative, especially during the first half, and the fighting/action sequences are poorly shot and clumsy. Furthermore it seems like the main roles aren't fairly divided. Director Williamson once again rewarded himself with the role of the cool and womanizing macho, while Jim Brown acts very passively and both Richard Roundtree and Jim Kelly don't have that much to do. At one point Roundtree's character even explicitly says to his pals Cal and J: "you guys are having all the fun, save some for me!" As said, this is purely a film to own in your collection because of the 4 terrific lead stars, although personally I would have preferred seeing a couple of extra ones as well, like Isaac Hayes or Billy Dee Williams. Or why didn't they think of hiring a Blaxploitation heroine as well, like the fantastic Pam Grier or Tamara Dobson?

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