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Dynamite Brothers (1974)

R | | Action, Drama | May 1974 (USA)
Young black man teams up with a Chinese kung-fu expert to fight a drug ring.

Director:

Al Adamson

Writers:

John D'Amato, Marvin Lagunoff (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Timothy Brown ... Stud Brown
Alan Tang ... Larry Chin
Aldo Ray ... Burke
James Hong ... Wei Chin
Don Oliver Don Oliver ... Smiling Man
Al Richardson Al Richardson ... Razor
Carol Speed ... Sarah
Clare Torao ... Betty Fon (as Clare Nono)
Lung Chan ... Tuen's Bodyguard
Richard Lee-Sung ... Kung Fat
Ching-Ying Lam ... Tuen's Henchman
Margo Hope ... Chu Lin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Armstrong Steve Armstrong ... Truck Driver
Jean Clark Jean Clark ... Passenger
Erik Cord Erik Cord ... Bigot (as Eric Cord)
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Young black man teams up with a Chinese kung-fu expert to fight a drug ring.

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Taglines:

The Black Cat from Watts..The Kung fu Cat from Hong Kong..Even chained together-Nobody can handle them! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Under the title "East Meets Watts", this film was one of the featured movies in the 2009 live show tour of "Cinematic Titanic", featuring "riffing" by alumni of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

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Featured in Trailer Trauma Part 4: Television Trauma (2017) See more »

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Weedhopper
Written and Produced by Charles Earland
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Finally, what everybody wants--an action picture with stars who have less personality than balls of lint!
8 November 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Considering that this movie was made by the schlock-meister, Al Adamson, it's no surprise that the whole things comes off as cheap and unwatchable. Aside from lousy camera-work, an annoying soundtrack and cheesy stunts, this film suffers from horribly dull acting and dialog. To say that the main characters are dull and unappealing is an understatement--balls of lint have much more charisma than these two idiots.

The film is about a Chinese guy who comes to America looking for his brother. He meets up with a black man and for a while they are handcuffed together like Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis in THE DEFIANT ONES, though there's no way you could mistake the two movies! A bit later, the two become separated and both have various dull adventures where there is a lot of bad martial arts and cars that explode for no particular reason. Frankly, the plot didn't seem that interesting, so I won't bother to elaborate further on it--you just won't care once the movie gets going.

The only surprise, and it's a mild one, is the presence of a good actor (Aldo Ray) in the film. He isn't that bad but it's sad to see a decent actor like Ray in this and other crap productions in the twilight of his career. It must have been very hard on him taking on such rancid roles for hacks like Adamson.

Overall, the film is an inept mess. Sadly, it's not even a film you can laugh at or enjoy on a camp level--it's just craptastic and dull from start to finish. The martial arts aren't even that good, as the cameraman, I suspect, was a lemur. Plus, many of the fighting scenes were just dumb--such as the guy with the nunchuks who swung them incessantly without even trying to connect or threaten the hero. I think in the end he was just so tired of swinging them that it was easy to beat him! By the way, for the sensitive viewers out there, there are a lot of politically incorrect racial slurs in this film. If you are easily offended, then try watching another film--this one WILL tick you off completely.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

East Meet Watts See more »

Filming Locations:

Zzyzx, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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