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Death Journey (1976)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1976 (USA)
Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He ... See full summary »

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Bernard Kirby ...
Finley
Art Maier ...
District Att'y Virgil Riley
Lou Bedford ...
Assistant D.A. Jonas
Heidi Dobbs ...
Agent
Stephanie Faulkner ...
Agent
Ed Kovins ...
Stern, the mouthpiece
Patrick McCullough ...
Jack Rosewald, gang leader
Emil Farkas ...
Karate Instructor
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Detective Johnson
Geoffrey Land ...
Judge
James B. Campbell ...
Judge
D'Urville Martin ...
Detective Don
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Gas Station Attendant
Jack Oliver ...
Detective Don
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Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He buddies up with the witness, an accountant, and they hit the road. Outwitting their foes means taking all manner of conveyance, including automobile, train, and airplane. At every turn, Crowder and the witness face a variety of attacks, including gunfire and knife-wielding villains. At ease with the ladies, Crowder manages the entire journey with shirt unbuttoned and stogie clenched firmly in his teeth. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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ASSIGNMENT: Bring in the informer...3000 miles in 48 hours...ALIVE! The MOB says "NO WAY!" Crowder says "TRY AND STOP ME!" See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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R
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May 1976 (USA)  »

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Some bloody violence had to be cut out to secure a R rating. The DVD by Code Red is the complete 78 minute "director's cut" with all the violence intact. See more »

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Followed by Blind Rage (1976) See more »

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Do It Any Way You Wanna
by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
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Jesse Crowder as his worst!
26 March 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Much as I am a Fred Williamson fan, this is the a very poor man's action film. Barely played as a main feature in Los Angeles area (mostly second feature runs with no ads), this movie has Jesse Crowder assigned to protect an overweight accountant across the state line to testify against a mobster. What could've been a blazing non-stop action films, this film takes the low ride and become very boring fast. The movie poster promised a top of the train running chase sequence which wasn't in the film. In fact, the video box claims he has to protect a girl (!). I am suprised Williamson didn't get any name stars to appear in this film, for most of his past works do have familar character actors (maybe they all turned it down!). The film is so non-budget that when Crowder's chauffer get out of car to open the door for Crowder, it was a two door car and not a limo (!). I love the Jesse Crowder series and Fred Williamson will always be a icon of the 70's action scene, and it's too bad I didn't enjoy this one.


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