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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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Big reunion doesn't save this film. See more (16 total) »


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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
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Cal:I may not know kung fu, but I'm an expert in gun fu.See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Big reunion doesn't save this film., 29 November 1998
Author: Jason C. Atwood from Suffolk, Virginia

Four top actors from the 70s blaxploitation era starred in what should be considered as a reunion. It looked like this film was made and released way too late long after the genre's heydays. Obviously, it doesn't feel like a classic 70s show at all. Don't expect much from Jim Kelly, who gets shot twice in the shoulder and remains helpless throughout the rest of the film. That leaves Williamson and Brown to do the bidding. They seemed to be veterans together in doing this. Unfortunately, the awful slow pace of the action bogs this one down along with a serious lack of originality and too many jazzy soul tunes interferes the whole thing. Richard Roundtree (SHAFT) only appears during the final minutes. The ending was absolutely catchy, and should've proven something about the actors' future following the making of this picture. It's interesting to note that the two Jims and Fred Williamson (who directed this) were cast together in THREE THE HARD WAY, which wasn't the greatest 70s blaxploitation movie around. ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO was a nice try at reviving the soul-crazed genre out of the grave, but it fails miserably at the end.

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