A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles.
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The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, who shoot, kick and karate chop their way to final victory.Written by
Both Fred Williamson and Jim Brown carry .44 Magnum guns as well as other types of guns throughout the film, yet are never seen to reload at any point in the film. This would also continue in One Down, Two to go (1982) in which Williamson and Brown both carry the same type of gun and never reload them. See more »
When Mister Keyes fights the corrupt police officers, his shoes go from brown boots to brown basketball shoes and back between shots. See more »
This little mixture of mine is as lethal as cyanide and as selective as a lady buying perfume.
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Additional scenes were added to the TV version to pad out the running time and for content. See more »
A very good blaxpoitation flick from the mid 70s. Much more ambitious than the usual genre fare, the movie is slickly made, starring three of the most famous stars of the time, Jim Brown, Jim Kelly and Fred Williamson. As I recall, the casting caused quite a stir at the time of release. My only complaint is the unsatisfying, rushed final act. Gordon Parks, the director failed in giving the villains a memorable send off. Well worth seeing. The soundtrack by the Impressions is great as well.
By the way, having seen the movie in a theater, the lighting problems noted in other reviews is due to the poor print used, a second generation, edited TV version. The original version included a nude scene by the three motorcycle riding women "interogators" and more closeup kung fu violence, by Jim Kelly. Hopefully, a DVD release someday will restore the original R rated cut.
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