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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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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).

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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 »

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 »

Alternate Versions

The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 1 minute and 6 seconds by the BBFC. The US DVD release was also heavily cut for an R rating with appreciably different cuts to the UK version which turns out to be the most complete. In the opening scene where Sweet (Matthias Hues) attacks a group of thugs the UK version is the most complete. In the UK version when Hues lifts up and head-butts a thug the camera pans down the thugs face revealing blood pouring from his mouth. In the US DVD the scene cuts away before the camera reaches his mouth. The DVD is also missing several punches to the next thugs ribs. The thug lying on the bed who gets his arm broken is cut identically in both versions. The scene where Dillon (Don Wilson) enters the dead prostitutes room is cut in the UK version. In the DVD we see a close up shot of the woman lying on the bed which is cut from the UK tape. The scene where the thugs attack Shanna's house is cut on the DVD. The knife wielding thug that attacks Dillon get his arm broken in the UK tape before he is thrown through the table. On the DVD the arm break is missing. The scene where Sweet attacks the two men on the street has been cut for the UK version. We should see Sweet lift up the first thug and head-butt him but this is missing from the UK tape (but surprisingly a photo of that exact scene is printed on the back of the tape). The scene where Sweet kills Dillons partner is cut on both versions. Close up punches to the face have been cut from the UK version. Sweet breaking the mans neck has been cut differently on both versions. In the UK version Sweet grabs the mans head and says 'Time to...' but the remaining dialogue (presumably 'Time to die') is missing and the man is lying on the floor with his neck broken. The DVD is also missing the neck break but all of the 'Time to die' dialogue is also missing. The final martial arts scene in Dillon's apartment has been cut differently in both versions. All scenes showing Nunchaku sticks have been cut from the UK version. Various snippets of martial arts have been cut from both versions. The scene showing Sweet impaled on a sword has been cut from the DVD. In the UK version the camera pans down showing Sweet staggering about with the sword impaled through his chest and blood pouring from his mouth. The DVD cuts away before the camera reaches Sweet's chest. See more »

Connections

Remade as Angel of Destruction (1994) 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.
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They don't make em like they used to
5 October 2000 | by shellitySee all my reviews

I watched this film for 45 minutes and counted 9 mullets. That's a mullet every 5 minutes. Seriously though, this film is living proof that formula works. If it ain't broke, it don't need fixin. A streetwise-yet-vulnerable heroine, a hardened ex-cop martial arts master with a heart of gold and a serial killer with 'issues'. Pure magic.


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