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Blackbelt (1992)

R | | Action | 28 May 1992 (USA)
Ex-cop protects a singer from a psycho serial killer.

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Robert Easter (story) (as David S. Green), Neva Friedenn (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Jack Dillon (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Deirdre Imershein Deirdre Imershein ... Shanna
Matthias Hues ... John Sweet
Richard Beymer ... Eddie Deangelo
Alan Blumenfeld ... Will Sturges
Jack Forcinito ... Bobby Machado (as Jack Verell)
Barbara A. Graham Barbara A. Graham ... Barbara Glen
Bob McFarland ... Mullavey
Jose Garcia Jose Garcia ... Coroner (as Joe Garcia)
Mitchell Bobrow ... Rene (as Mitch Bobrow)
Victor Mohica Victor Mohica ... Emil Zolan
Brad Hefton Brad Hefton ... Frank Ellis (as Bad Brad Hefton)
Mia M. Ruiz Mia M. Ruiz ... Hooker (as Mia Ruiz)
Brooke Ramel Brooke Ramel ... May
Mychelle Dangerfield Mychelle Dangerfield ... Luanne
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A man is forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. He fights off all attacks while defending a beautiful rock superstar against the crazed attacks of a deranged fan. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong martial arts violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Belt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

A placard visible in the dojo owned by Don Wilson's character advertises Otomix Inc., the martial arts-themed sportswear company of costar Mitchell Bobrow. See more »

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John Sweet cuts off his own ring finger on his left hand then cauterizes the stump. Throughout the fight scene that immediately follows, we see his left hand is intact. See more »

Alternate Versions

To obtain an 16-Rating more than 12 Minutes of footage were cut from the German release. The US-Relase (rated R) is also cut. The Dutch release is 100% uncut See more »

Connections

Remade as Angel of Destruction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love
Written by Paul di Franco and Odette Springer
©1992 City Island Music (BMI) and Spidey Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.
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Mass Destruction...
15 June 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Don Wilson stars as Jack Dillon, a karate instructor (Also ex-cop) who protects the superstar singer Shanna(Dierdre Immershein) who is the target of a psychotic fan named John Sweet(Mattius Hues), seems Sweet had a love affair with his mom(Eeew!) and Shanna reminds him of mom which is why he kills brunettes and sends their fingers to him. (A true romantic, if there ever was one.) Also on board are the mobsters who look to collect the insurance on Shanna's contract, due to her reluctance to sign again, this all of course leads to a three way fight with Dillon fighting not only the mobsters but also a psychopathic serial killer. Blackbelt is a better than expected martial arts action flick which ripped off 'The Bodyguard' only this time there are a lot of fight sequences and less bad singing. (Although the soundtrack and the 80s music is terrible also) This of course works for the type of angle that the movie aims for. Also the climax in particular is exciting and the movie is packed with gore and enough action to entertain any schlock movie fan. I saw this back in 96 on WGN and because I missed about 20 minutes of it, I decided to rent it the next day. So far it ranks as the only enjoyable flick I've seen from Don Wilson and as a guilty pleasure.

* *1/2 out of 4-(Pretty good)


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