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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 ... SalIy
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)
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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)
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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84 min | USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Fred Williamson considers the film to be a true sequel to Three the Hard Way (1974).See more »
J:I don't like violence either, Mr. White Boy.See more »
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Great little action flick with a fearsome foursome, 5 December 2011
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

Low budget and highly entertaining aren't always terms that meet up in the world of filmmaking, but ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO is an exception. Directed by and starring Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson, who kept on making blaxploitation type flicks throughout the 1980s, long after the boom had ended, this little movie is a lot of fun and doesn't let a lack of budget get in the way of telling an engaging story.

The film starts off with some real-life fight footage (unfortunately recalling that terrible 'documentary', FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH) before moving onto stronger territory. Jim Kelly and Richard Roundtree star as a couple of fight organisers who are ripped off and betrayed by the Mob, in the form of small-town redneck goons and their suited, gun-wielding counterparts. Finding themselves no match for their enemies, they call in the help of a couple of old timer buddies, Jim Brown and Williamson himself.

This is where the fun starts. Brown and Williamson have a natural camaraderie and good sense of humour, and watching this pair strolling through town and cracking heads (with the cigar never leaving Williamson's mouth) makes a great evening's entertainment for this viewer. Okay, so the story is nothing to write home about and the supporting cast (aside from a cameoing Joe Spinell) are pretty poor, but who cares when four – count 'em! - of blaxploitation cinema's greatest stars are teaming up and crushing skulls! Fast pacing works in the film's favour, the running time flies past and aside from an anticlimax ending, this one rarely puts a foot wrong.

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