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May 1976 (USA) See more »
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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  (in credits order)

Fred Williamson ... Jesse Crowder
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

Sam Coppola ... Detective Johnson
Geoffrey Land ... Judge
James B. Campbell ... Judge
D'Urville Martin ... Detective Don

Tony Brubaker ... Gas Station Attendant
Jack Oliver ... Detective Don
Alexis Tramunti ... Alice
Jean Dancy ... Woman at Gas Station
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

June Christopher

Erik Cord ... Thug (as Eric Cord)
Howard Curtis ... Thug

Nick Dimitri ... Thug
Bernie Dobbins ... Thug
Dick Durock ... Thug
Charles Horvath ... Thug
Wayne King ... Thug
Terry Leonard ... Thug
George P. Wilbur ... Thug

Directed by
Fred Williamson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Abel Jones 

Produced by
Fred Williamson .... producer
Original Music by
Anthony Shinault 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero (uncredited)
Production Management
Bob Manning .... production manager
Sound Department
Marvin Kerner .... post-production sound
Special Effects by
Greg Auer .... special effects
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (as Bennie Dobbins)
Charles Horvath .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Bowie .... gaffer
Anthony R. Palmieri .... camera operator (as Tony Palmieri)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emmett Cash III .... wardrobe coordinator
Editorial Department
Eva Ruggiero .... assistant film editor (uncredited)

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USA:90 min
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Jesse Crowder, Ladies' Man!!!, 9 February 2001
Author: Son of Cathode from New England

The bizarre opening of this wild blaxploitation flick unfolds via a series of shaky two-shots of guys plotting a "Sting", conveyed totally in hasty telephoto... Combined with an ultra- simplistic script and loopy faux-funk background music, you soon realize this is either a Grade-Z masterwork or an amazing amateur accident... and a masterwork it is! Hated by Williamson fans and "Jesse Crowder" fans alike, this rude, crude abomination is one of the leanest, meanest, and greenest films to fall into that delicious genre called blaxploitation. At 20 minutes, we're into a love-making scene twixt super-dude Crowder and a spooky white chick. In fact, Crowder loves an awful lot of women in this throwaway flick, many of them who appear to be stoned. One turns out to be a hit-woman, so Jesse tosses her out of a speeding train to her death! Completely at home in a very 70s macho world of girls, fools and stretch limos, Jesse struts around the whole flick with his silk shirt wide open, showing us his gleaming chest, and smoking these skinny little cigars, the quintessential stud. This hilariously inept film is shockingly amateur, like something rejected from the a Teenage Movie Awards. There's lots of driving scenes, and some badly staged fistfights and shootouts. There's a bathtub electrocution scene that's so badly shot in shaky close-up, you really can't tell what's going. The endless funky music track sounds like outtakes of B.T. Express ("Do It Till You're Satisfied"). Ambiguous ending is a real "huh?" The exciting poster art for the film, depicting men fighting on the roof of a racing streamliner, is of course nowhere to be seen in this woeful cheat of a ripoff. Hallelujah! Yet after you witness this train wreck, you will accept no imitations, for you will know: Jesse Crowder IS "The Ladies' Man"!

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