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Three the Hard Way ()


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Blaxploitation film about three martial-arts specialists who prevent white supremacists from tainting the U.S. water supply with a toxin that's only harmful to black people.

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Jimmy Lait
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Jagger Daniels
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Mister Keyes
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Wendy Kane
Jay Robinson ...
Monroe Feather
Charles McGregor ...
Charley
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Richard Angarola ...
Dr. Fortrero
David Chow ...
Link
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Eva
Junero Jennings ...
House
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Lt. Di Nisco
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Boy
Renie Radich ...
Girl
Janice Carroll ...
Nurse
Angelyn Chester ...
Chicago Girl
Norman Evans ...
N.Y. Cop
Pamela Serpe ...
Countess
Marie O'Henry ...
Princess
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Empress
Robert Cleaves ...
Doctor
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Lait's Secretary
Lance Taylor Sr. ...
Pool Player (as Lance Taylor)
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Polly (as Jeanie Bell)
Victor Brandt ...
Guard
Mario Roccuzzo ...
Guard
Don Gazzaniga ...
Guard
Fred Cash ...
Impression
Sam Gooden ...
Impression
Ralph Johnson ...
Impression
Reggie Torian ...
Impression
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Jan-Minika Hughes
David Armstrong ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
E. Rodney Jones ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Commuter at Airport (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. Tandy ...
Extra (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gordon Parks Jr.

Written by

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Eric Bercovici ... (written by) &
Jerrold L. Ludwig ... (written by) (as Jerry Ludwig)

Produced by

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Harry Bernsen ... producer
Leon Chooluck ... associate producer

Music by

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Richard Tufo

Cinematography by

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Lucien Ballard ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Swink

Casting By

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Hoyt Bowers

Makeup Department

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Eddie M. Barron ... hairdresser (as Eddie Barron)
Webster C. Phillips ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gene Anderson Jr. ... assistant director (as Gene Anderson)

Art Department

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Jerry Graham ... property master
Bob McLing ... assistant property master
David Needham ... props

Sound Department

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Alan Bernard ... sound
Bill Varney ... re-recording mixer
Fred J. Brown ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Joe Lombardi ... special effects

Stunts

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Hal Needham ... stunt coordinator
Charlie Picerni ... stunts
Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor ... stunt double (uncredited)
Bob Orrison ... stunts (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Adams ... key grip (as Ken Adams)
Fred Arney ... best boy: grip
Gerald H. Boatright ... best boy
William N. Clark ... camera operator (as William Clark)
Robert D. McBride ... assistant camera
Louis Niemeyer ... second assistant camera
Doug Pentek ... chief electrician
Harry Young ... first assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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William Platt ... costumer

Music Department

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Roger Anfinsen ... music engineer
John Caper Jr. ... music editor
Carl Prager ... music supervisor
Richard Tufo ... conductor
Dan Wallin ... score mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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H.A. 'Ham' Miller ... transportation (as H.A. Miller)

Other crew

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Maria Luisa Alcaraz ... production coordinator (as Maria-Luisa Alcaraz)
Deedee Bail ... production secretary
Christine M. Loss ... script supervisor (as Christine Myrle Loss)
Emanuel L. Wolf ... presenter
Diana Young ... production liaison (as Dianne Young)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Action explodes all over the place when the big three join forces to save their race! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les démolisseurs (France)
  • Los demoledores (Spain)
  • Treis skliroi ston isio dromo (Greece)
  • Los Demoledores (Chile)
  • Trojica neustrašivih (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia A sequel to the film was proposed by star Fred Williamson which would've featured the return of him, Jim Brown and Jim Kelly in another adventure after the success of this film. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. and Allied Artists were not really interested in a sequel and the idea was scrapped. See more »
Goofs In the Chicago sequence, Jimmy and Jagger are chasing one of the white supremacists through town and they pass the same man twice. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 4 (1997). See more »
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