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Black Samurai (1976)

R | | Action, Crime | February 1977 (USA)
Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' ... See full summary »

Director:

Al Adamson

Writers:

B. Readick (screenplay), Marc Olden (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Kelly ... Robert Sand
Bill Roy Bill Roy ... Janicot
Roberto Contreras ... Chavez
Marilyn Joi ... Synne
Chia Essie Lin ... Toki Konuma
Biff Yeager ... Pines
Charles Grant Charles Grant ... Bone
Jace Khan Jace Khan ... Jace
Erwin Fuller Erwin Fuller ... Bodyguard
Peter Dane Peter Dane ... Farnsworth
Felix Silla ... Rheinhardt
Harry Lang Harry Lang ... Cowboy Lang
Shigeru Akabane Shigeru Akabane ... Little Tokyo
Jerry Marin Jerry Marin ... Shotgun Spiro
Alfonzo Walters Alfonzo Walters ... Leopard Man
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Storyline

Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations, is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl named Toki who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' behind the deed is also into the business of drug dealing and Voodoo ritual murders. The search takes him from Hong Kong to California through Miami, and plenty of action, against bad men, bad girl, and bad animals. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The Cool Master of Kung-Fu and Karate!

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Haiti See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a series of pulp-novels by suspense writer Marc Olden. See more »

Goofs

When Sands is fighting Bone at the end the over-dubbing is never in sync. Neither of their mouths are moving at the right time, and the voices were obviously dubbed in later. See more »

Quotes

Robert Sand: Surprise Monkeys!
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Alternate Versions

A censored version exists with all the swearing and nudity edited out of the film. See more »

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References The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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25 September 2004 | by IainkeltSee all my reviews

Thats about how I would sum up this bad boy. I'm a big Jim Kelly fan and believe Black Belt Jones to be one of the great movies of the genre. This movie is not on the same level but was enjoyable in an extremely odd way. The terrible acting and dialogue, and special effects weren't surprising. But the bad fight scenes were. Especially when you consider Jim's talent and charisma. Seriously, they were terrible. I'm not sure who was responsible for the "editing," but they should never work in movies again. Even as a clerk at Blockbuster. The action doesn't make sense, people suddenly jump across the screen, sound overlays don't match up to the action on the screen and the overall fight choreography is awful. Apparently Jim was the only legit martial artist in this movie. Go into it with the right attitude of enjoying a terrible and cheesy movie and you'll have fun. But if you want to see him in a much better movie, try Black Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way, and even Hot Potato. I wish Jim had made more movies where he had sufficient backing.


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