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Dynamite Brothers (1974)

R | | Action, Drama | May 1974 (USA)
Young black man teams up with a Chinese kung-fu expert to fight a drug ring.

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Timothy Brown ...
Stud Brown
Alan Tang ...
Larry Chin
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Burke
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Wei Chin
Don Oliver ...
Smiling Man
Al Richardson ...
Razor
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Sarah
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Betty Fon
Lung Chan ...
Tuen's Bodyguard
Richard Lee-Sung ...
Kung Fat
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Tuen's Henchman
Margo Hope ...
Chu Lin
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Steve Armstrong ...
Truck Driver
Jean Clark ...
Passenger
Erik Cord ...
Bigot (as Eric Cord)
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Young black man teams up with a Chinese kung-fu expert to fight a drug ring.

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Under the title "East Meets Watts", this film was one of the featured movies in the 2009 live show tour of "Cinematic Titanic", featuring "riffing" by alumni of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

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The Inspiration for "Rush Hour"?
5 April 2003 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a very cheap 1973 actioner which pits a black man (Brown) with an Asian man (Tang) who is searching for his brother in LA. The two spend a period cuffed together and dealing with racist morons before they eventually meet up with the main villain. Tang, an Asian martial arts star, has no real personality and the fight scenes have obvious sound effects added on which doesn't help. Other stunts in the movie look obviously fake and are almost amusing. The film was originally titled "Stud Brown" (after Brown's character) and was billed as a blaxploitation film but that was misleading as Tang has more screen time and deals with most of the action. Ray,a former big name star, plays a corrupt cop. He appeared in scores of cheap features throughout the 70s but at least here, he has a half decent character and actually gets to emote a little. As expected, there are some amusing hairstyles, sideburns, sunglasses, funky instrumental music and slang like "That's where it's at baby!" The video box tries to convince that the 1998 big budget actioner Rush Hour was derived from this film but that's like comparing a penny to a quarter.


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