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Jaguar Lives! (1979)

PG | | Action | November 1979 (USA)
The world's new Karate hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs, and help save the world from an evil con (Sir Christopher Lee).

Director:

Ernest Pintoff

Writer:

Yabo Yablonsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Lewis ... Jonathan Cross (Jaguar)
Christopher Lee ... Adam Caine
Donald Pleasence ... General Villanova
Barbara Bach ... Anna Thompson
Capucine ... Zina Vanacore
Joseph Wiseman ... Ben Ashir
Woody Strode ... Sensei
John Huston ... Ralph Richards
Gabriel Melgar Gabriel Melgar ... Ahmed
Anthony De Longis ... Bret Barrett
Sally Faulkner Sally Faulkner ... Terry
Gail Grainger Gail Grainger ... Consuela
Anthony Heaton Anthony Heaton ... Coblintz
Luis Prendes ... Habish
Simón Andreu ... Petrie
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The world's new Karate hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs, and help save the world from an evil con (Sir Christopher Lee).

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Now is the time for a great new screen hero. Now is the time for JAGUAR. See more »

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Action

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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaguar See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Joseph Wiseman (Ben Ashir). See more »

Quotes

Ralph Richards: Well, you obviously have all the facts at your disposal, what do you want from me?
Jonathan Cross: A few more facts.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 26 secs by the BBFC to remove footage of nunchakus. See more »


Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 1
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
courtesy of De Wolfe Music
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Wasted opportunity.
12 July 2006 | by yohumbugSee all my reviews

"Jaguar Lives" is very slow and plodding entertainment, despite a tip-top cast being associated. The action (well that's when it gets around to it) is too little and unexciting martial arts... because we have to wait through long dry spells of talk. The climax battle is the only thing worth waiting around for. Not helping is that the twists in the story are plain easy to pick up on and it doesn't make too much sense. Wow, just look at the names! The main reason I decided to give it a look. The likes of Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence and Barbara Bach are simply wasted, and Joe Lewis is just too deadpan in the lead role. Fun this is not. No wonder why it's not too well known, as it's largely dismissible.


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