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Death Journey (1976)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 May 1976 (USA)
Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Williamson

Writers:

Abel Jones (script), Abel Jones (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Jesse Crowder
Bernie Kuby Bernie Kuby ... Finley
Heidi Dobbs Heidi Dobbs ... Agent
Stephanie Faulkner Stephanie Faulkner ... Agent
D'Urville Martin ... Detective Don
Art Maier Art Maier ... District Att'y Virgil Riley
Lou Bedford Lou Bedford ... Assistant D.A. Jonas
Ed Kovins Ed Kovins ... Stern, the mouthpiece
Patrick McCullough Patrick McCullough ... Jack Rosewald, gang leader
James B. Campbell James B. Campbell ... Judge (as Jim Campbell)
Sam Coppola ... Detective Johnson (as Sam J. Coppola)
Elliot Robins Elliot Robins ... Detective White
Jean Dancy Jean Dancy ... Woman at Gas Station
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... Witness
Alexis Tramunti Alexis Tramunti ... Alice
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Storyline

Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He buddies up with the witness, an accountant, and they hit the road. Outwitting their foes means taking all manner of conveyance, including automobile, train, and airplane. At every turn, Crowder and the witness face a variety of attacks, including gunfire and knife-wielding villains. At ease with the ladies, Crowder manages the entire journey with shirt unbuttoned and stogie clenched firmly in his teeth. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Sudden death in each fist! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Jesse Crowder in Death Journey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Po' Boy Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The woman at the gas station asking for directions was actually someone who was there at the time. Fred Williamson asked for her to be in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Crowder: [before killing the main bad guy in the hotel room's bathtub] Don't forget to dry your hair.
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Alternate Versions

The newest DVD release by Code Red features the original uncut version, including an opening before the beginning credits where a man is murdered and also lingers more on the bloody bullet hits. Prior to this, many DVD releases were ripped from the 1980s Unicorn Video release from a pan-and-scan 35mm theatrical print removing the opening and edits to the bullet wounds. See more »

Connections

Followed by No Way Back (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It Any Way You Wanna
by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
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Jesse Crowder as his worst!
26 March 1999 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

Much as I am a Fred Williamson fan, this is the a very poor man's action film. Barely played as a main feature in Los Angeles area (mostly second feature runs with no ads), this movie has Jesse Crowder assigned to protect an overweight accountant across the state line to testify against a mobster. What could've been a blazing non-stop action films, this film takes the low ride and become very boring fast. The movie poster promised a top of the train running chase sequence which wasn't in the film. In fact, the video box claims he has to protect a girl (!). I am suprised Williamson didn't get any name stars to appear in this film, for most of his past works do have familar character actors (maybe they all turned it down!). The film is so non-budget that when Crowder's chauffer get out of car to open the door for Crowder, it was a two door car and not a limo (!). I love the Jesse Crowder series and Fred Williamson will always be a icon of the 70's action scene, and it's too bad I didn't enjoy this one.


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