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Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)

The Jefferson's honeymoon night in Hong Kong will be troubled by a number of people wishing to get hold of a Buddha statuette that the husband offered her when window-shopping that day. ... See full summary »

Director:

Cesar Gallardo

Writers:

Ken Metcalfe (story and screenplay) (as Kenneth Metcalfe), Joseph Zucchero (story and screenplay) (as Joseph Zucherro)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Iglehart ... Cal Jefferson
Shirley Washington Shirley Washington ... Mrs. Jefferson
Chiquito Chiquito ... Charley
Marissa Delgado
Eddie Garcia
Ken Metcalfe ... Leo
Joseph Zucchero Joseph Zucchero ... (as Joe Zucherro)
Michael Boyet Michael Boyet
Robert Rivera Robert Rivera
Subas Herrero ... (as Zubas Herrero)
Leo Martinez
Benny Pestano Benny Pestano
Steve Alcarado Steve Alcarado
Robert Picate Robert Picate
Boy Picate Boy Picate
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The Jefferson's honeymoon night in Hong Kong will be troubled by a number of people wishing to get hold of a Buddha statuette that the husband offered her when window-shopping that day. When the going gets rough, it helps that Cal Jefferson is a top American boxer. Written by Artemis-9

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From Harlem to Hong Kong they fear the name, the fame and the fury of Black Cal Jefferson, the Champ!


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A cut above typical Filipino product of the time
15 April 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Almost forgotten today, this combination of blaxploitation & kung-fu is pretty watchable. Not great or anything to really seek out, but it does manage to keep your attention throughout. The martial arts fights are "old school", but they manage to be both realistic and pretty exciting. The humor is pretty broad at times, but there is some amusement at times.

Strange that despite all the sexy ladies on display, there is only one sequence of nudity - and it's from the Asian lead! In fact, the Asian lead seems to be made fun of and pushed/slapped about a lot, and this treatment at times is a bit hard to sit through.

The screenplay shows signs of being hastily put together without being seriously reviewed for weaknesses and plot holes. For example, the origin of the Asian lead isn't really explained too much. Also, the movie ends with some minor but noticable plot threads left hanging. But the whole thing is lensed well (it looks more expensive than other Filipino movies of the era), and adding that to the other positives, people who have an interest in Filipino exploitation and/or drive-in exploitation will probably be pleased enough by this.


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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bamboo Gods & Iron Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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