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That Man Bolt (1973)

To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough.

Writers:

Charles Eric Johnson (story) (as Charles Johnson), Ranald MacDougall (screenplay) (as Quentin Werty) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Fred Williamson ... Jefferson Bolt
Byron Webster ... Griffiths
Miko Mayama ... Moninique Kuan
Teresa Graves ... Samantha Nightingale
Masatoshi Nakamura Masatoshi Nakamura ... Kumada (as Satoshi Nakamura)
John Orchard ... Carter
Jack Ging ... Connie Mellis
Ken Kazama Ken Kazama ... Spider
Vassili Lambrinos Vassili Lambrinos ... Raoul De Vargas
David Chow David Chow ... Chinese Thug
Paul Mantee ... Mickey
Emil Farkas Emil Farkas ... Karate Fighter
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To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough.

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Only one dude in the race when Bond is on the case. "He's Bonded"! See more »


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R | See all certifications »
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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That'll Be Never
Music and Lyrics by by David Paich
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Turn off your brain and just enjoy--for the genre, it's very good.
5 February 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a film that can best be appreciated if you've seen a few blacksploitation (also called 'blaxsploitation') films first. That's because compared to the average film in the genre, it's terrific--perhaps not a great one, but well above average. The only thing you need to remember is that you don't think through a film of this type too much--just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Bolt (Fred Williamson) is an international man of action--and adventurer, tough-guy and beacon for trouble. His job, like that of many blacksploitation heroes, is a bit vague. What we do know is that he's rich, powerful and quite the stud...and NOBODY better mess with him! The film begins with Bolt in jail in Hong Kong. He hasn't really done anything, but some government official (WHICH government and WHICH branch is never clear) has arranged for his arrest. He'll stay in jail unless he agrees to help them with a secret mission. What that mission is, who the baddies are and what happens really isn't particularly important--and the plot is clearly secondary. From the minute he accepts the job until the final frame of the movie, it's Bolt versus EVERYONE! And, like any good action hero of the genre, there's also plenty of hot women, action, killing and martial arts 'fun'.

Among the various blacksploitation stars, Williamson was one of the better ones. The physicality of the role was a natural for the ex-NFL star, he was very handsome and he could act. In many ways, he played a freelance version of James Bond with a slightly less well-defined sense of morality.

Very good stunts, nice international locales and decent acting, this one is cool 'turn off your brain' fun.

This film is rated R for tons of violence and a bit of nudity--and it's probably not a great film for kids or mother-in-law.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolt - O Homem Relâmpago See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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