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TNT Jackson (1974)

R | | Action | 17 January 1975 (USA)
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A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.

Director:

Cirio H. Santiago (as Cirio Santiago)

Writers:

Dick Miller, Ken Metcalfe (as Ken Metcalf)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeannie Bell ... Diana 'T.N.T.' Jackson (as Jeanne Bell)
Stan Shaw ... Charlie
Pat Anderson ... Elaine
Ken Metcalfe ... Sid (as Ken Metcalf)
Max Alvarado Max Alvarado
Chiquito Chiquito ... Dynamite Wong
Percy Gordon Percy Gordon
Imelda Ilanan Imelda Ilanan ... Joe's Assistant
Chris Cruz Chris Cruz
Leo Martinez ... (as Leo Martin)
Joonee Gamboa ... (as John Gamble)
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Storyline

Her name is Diana Jackson, but you can call her T.N.T. When T.N.T.'s brother is killed by ruthless drug dealers, the beautiful young karate expert goes to the most dangerous part of Chinatown to find the killer. In trouble with the law since she was 13, T.N.T. wants no help from the pigs; but she does befriend a Chinaman named Joe, whose impressive martial arts skills prove useful more than once. In her quest for the killer, she'll meet the white drug lord, Sid; Elaine, his bitchy girlfriend; his suspicious Chinese assistant, Ming; and Charlie, his handsome black assistant with criminal ambitions of his own. Before her search is over, she'll find herself making love to Charlie, trading insults with Elaine, and fighting criminals while nude and in the dark. Just call her T.N.T. Written by J. Spurlin

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She'll put you in traction. See more »

Genres:

Action

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Details

Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

Filipino | English | Tagalog

Release Date:

17 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dynamite Jackson See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer Dick Miller worked on many Rodger Corman films, heading such classics as "Bucket of Blood". See more »

Goofs

When TNT Jackson fights a roomful of men topless, she is wearing small black panties. During the fight, she makes a leaping attack while wearing bigger white panties. When she lands, she's wearing the black panties again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stag Jackson: Hey, brother, how you doin'?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: My Baby Is Black! (2013) See more »

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Sorry Mrs. Jackson, I apologize a trillion times, but your film is dumb.
20 March 2008 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

This extremely bargain-basement Blaxploitation/Kung-Fu hybrid was in my country released by a questionable DVD label that usually speaking just occupies with the transfer of pure crap onto disc, so that wasn't exactly a favorable herald. Several other titles were released in the same series, like "The Black Six", "The Black Gestapo" and "The Black Godfather" and judging by all their low ratings and negative reviews none of these belong to the elite of the 70's Blaxploitation hype, neither. "TNT Jackson" is a pretty lousy film, completely lacking a significant plot but featuring far too many laughable fighting scenes and horrible acting to compensate. Apparently Roger Corman – never too embarrassed to make some easy money – assigned two of his most loyal acolytes to rapidly invent a simplistic story that would appeal to fans of both oriental Kung-Fu movies and contemporary trendy Blaxploitation flicks. The result Cirio H. Santiago and Dick Miller came up with was "TNT Jackson"; the tale of an arse-whooping black babe traveling to Hong Kong in search of her missing brother. She quickly discovers he was killed by a criminal network of drug-smugglers and swears to avenge him. Mrs. Jackson smoothly infiltrates into the underground and encounters macho pimps, helpful undercover agents, loads of vicious Kung-Fu fighters. Only one thing's for sure; they all want a piece of TNT's ravishing body in one way or another. I sincerely doubt movie concepts get any more elementary than this, but – unfortunately - all the other aspects suck too. The battle scenes are overlong and moreover pathetically staged. Jeannie Bell and the other poor suckers try really hard to stare menacingly and assume a tough position, but eventually all they ever do is kick in the air and stupidly leap across rooms. The cinematography is horrid, the soundtrack is vastly disappointing (whatever happened to soul music?), the few dialogs are poorly written and the acting performances are inferior. Speaking of which, Jeannie Bell is undeniably a beautiful woman, but still she can't hold a candle to Tamara Dobson or Pam Grier. There's only one really good and memorable scene in "TNT Jackson", namely the famous hotel room battle where Bell, entirely naked except for panties, repeatedly switches the light on and off whilst kicking the hell out of some goons. Amusing scene ... I just haven't figured out yet whether it's thanks to the light switch ingenuity or Bell's perfectly shaped breasts.


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