GenreAction, Adventure, Drama Duration CountryHong Kong , Philippines
WriterKen Metcalfe, Joseph Zucchero Release dateJanuary 1974 ScreenplayKen Metcalfe, Joseph Zucchero CastJames Iglehart (Cal Jefferson), Shirley Washington (Mrs. Jefferson), Chiquito (Charley), Eddie Garcia, Ken Metcalfe, Michael Boyet Similar moviesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blackhat, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Mission: Impossible III
TaglineFrom Harlem to Hong Kong they fear the name, the fame and the fury of Black Cal Jefferson, the Champ!
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Bamboo Gods and Iron Men is a martial arts comedy set in the Philippines. It is considered a blaxploitation film. It was produced by American International Pictures.
It also featured Filipino actors, Chiquito, Vic Diaz, and Eddie Garcia.
James Iglehart plays African-American prize fighter Cal Jefferson who is on a honeymoon holiday in Hong Kong with his new wife played by Shirley Washington. Cal comes across a drowning Chinese man whom he jumps in the sea to save. This now revived and very grateful mute man turns out to be someone they cannot get rid of. They finally get rid of him or so it seems. They purchase an item in Hong Kong which becomes the center of a gang's attention. The gang led by Kenneth Metcalfe will stop at nothing to retrieve the item. They leave Hong Kong for Manila, the Philippines and find themselves being attacked with the mute Chinese man coming to their assistance.
James Iglehart ..... Cal Jefferson
Shirley Washington ..... Mrs Jefferson (Arlene Jefferson)