5.5/10
414
11 user 13 critic

Blackbelt (1992)

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

Writers:

(story) (as David S. Green), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ring of Fire I (1991)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

L.A.'s Chinatown is disrupted by the cross-town rivalry between two kickboxing clubs, as the competitive sport is catapulted from the ring of a gymnasium to a ring of fire.

Directors: Richard W. Munchkin, Rick Jacobson
Stars: Don Wilson, Maria Ford, Vince Murdocco
Bloodfist (1989)
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Don Wilson, Joe Mari Avellana, Rob Kaman
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Don "The Dragon" Wilson struggles to regain his memory, not knowing who to trust, or even which side he's fighting on.

Director: Jeff Yonis
Stars: Don Wilson, Denice Duff, Steve James
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Jimmy Boland is a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.

Director: Oley Sassone
Stars: Don Wilson, Richard Roundtree, Gregory McKinney
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When Danny unknowingly repossesses the car of a powerful arms merchant, it sets off a chain of violent retaliation. After his friends are killed and his daughter is kidnapped, Danny takes ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Don Wilson, Catya Sassoon, Amanda Wyss
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Terrorists take over a nuclear weapons launch site, but don't count on a humble military courier, who happens to be making a visit.

Director: Rick Jacobson
Stars: Don Wilson, Marcus Aurelius, Michael Blanks
Out for Blood (1992)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order ... See full summary »

Director: Richard W. Munchkin
Stars: Don Wilson, Shari Shattuck, Michael DeLano
Cyber Tracker (1994)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Eric is a secret agent currently working as a security guard for Senator Dilly. The senator is the main advocate for a new kind of police officer: the Tracker, a perfect and nearly ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pepin
Stars: Don Wilson, Richard Norton, Stacie Foster
Lion Strike (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Jacobson, Joe Hart, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Don Wilson, Bobbie Phillips, Marcus Aurelius
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A martial-arts fighter battles murderous gang members and the henchmen of an evil underground fighting champion to save his girlfriend.

Director: Richard W. Munchkin
Stars: Don Wilson, Maria Ford, Sy Richardson
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy
Stars: Don Wilson, Terry Farrell, Mako
Virtual Combat (Video 1995)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Scientist brings virtual reality characters to life. Two are women from the cybersex game site. The third is a warrior who wants to unleash the rest of the bad guys from the virtual reality... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens
Stars: Don Wilson, Michael Bernardo, Ken McLeod
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jack Dillon (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Deirdre Imershein ...
Shanna
...
John Sweet
...
Eddie Deangelo
...
Will Sturges
...
Bobby Machado (as Jack Verell)
Barbara A. Graham ...
Barbara Glen
...
Mullavey
Jose Garcia ...
Coroner (as Joe Garcia)
...
Rene (as Mitch Bobrow)
Victor Mohica ...
Emil Zolan
Brad Hefton ...
Frank Ellis (as Bad Brad Hefton)
Mia M. Ruiz ...
Hooker (as Mia Ruiz)
Brooke Ramel ...
May
...
Luanne
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Belt  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Follows Blackbelt II (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes You Got To Fight
Written by Charles Philip Moore and Paul di Franco
©1992 by City Island Music
All rights reserved.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don "The Dragon" Wilson's best movie?
8 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Straight-to-video hero Don "The Dragon" Wilson was never going to be one of the big time martial arts stars, but he does well enough with BLACKBELT, a film which may be the best of his career. BLACKBELT is a non-stop assault on the senses of extreme violence, bone-breaking brutality and bloodshed, with a wafer-thin plot that doesn't get in the way of a fight scene every five minutes or so. This is definitely one of the most violent fight flicks I've seen in a long time, and despite heavy cutting on release (both in the UK and the US) it still remains a gruesome exercise in stage blood and bone-breaking sound effects.

The plot is nothing special: imagine a hard-assed version of THE BODYGUARD with Wilson replacing Costner and you'll be halfway there. The female leads are non-actresses but attractive enough in their roles, and although Wilson is typically wooden as the hero he packs a wallop in the fight scenes and kicks ass more times than I can count. Matthias Hues (DARK ANGEL) is surprisingly good as the psychopathic killer and I love the flashback scenes which explain his mental disorder. It's a shame the shaggy-haired hardman hasn't appeared in more flicks and has been typecast as the villain; I for one would like to watch him as the hero for a change.

BLACKBELT offers one adrenaline-charged fight scene after another during its running time, all battles excellently choreographed by Wilson himself. The budget is low and executive producer Roger Cormaan seems to have played a part in assembling an American-looking Filipino cast to fill out the smaller roles, up to his old tricks again by the look of it. The wealth of action that BLACKBELT offers is impossible to dismiss and this film hits the mark where many others fail. The finale is a class act and his final one-on-one unmissable entertainment.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page