Black Belt Jones, is a 1974 American blaxploitation martial arts film directed by Robert Clouse and starring Jim Kelly and Gloria Hendry. The film is a spiritual successor to Clouse's prior film Enter the Dragon, in which Kelly had a supporting role. Here, Kelly features in his first starring role as the eponymous character; is a local hero who fights the Mafia and a local drug dealer threatening his friend’s dojo.
(Synopsis):The Mafia wants to buy Pop's downtown karate studio in an area planned for redevelopment. They get Pinky and his thugs to pressure pop into selling, but accidentally kill him. The karate students call the kung-fu expert, Black Belt Jones, for help. Pop's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell the building. Black Belt Jones and Sydney, who is also a martial arts expert, ward off the attackers.
Starring: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers...
Directed by: Robert Clouse, Produced by: Paul Heller, Fred Weintraub, Running Time: 90 Minutes, Features: Aspect Ratio 16:9