Director/Producer Cirio H. Santiago Writers Dick Miller, Ken “Metcalf”/Metcalfe Executive Producer [uncredited] Roger Corman Music Tito Sotto Cinematography “Philip”/Felipe Sacdalan Editors “Gervasio”/Gervacio Santos, Barbara “Progress”/Pokras Production Design Ben Otico Assistant Director “John Amazon”/Jun Amazan Sound Engineer “William Arkush”/Willie Arce Sound Mixer Demetrio de Santos Assistant Cameraman Eddie Buenaflor Assistant Editors Rudy Cabrales, Rufino Cabrales Production Assistants Aurelio R. Navarro, Art Tecson Martial Arts Instructors J. Lo, C. Tan Siu Tong, Boni Uy, Renato Morado
Cast “Jeanne”/Jeannie Bell (Diana 'T.N.T.' Jackson), Stan Shaw (Charlie), Pat Anderson (Elaine), Ken “Metcalf”/Metcalfe (Sid), Chiquito, Imelda Ilanan, Leo “Martin”/Martinez (Leo), Max Alvarado, Percy Gordon, Chris Cruz, “John Gamble”/Joonee Gamboa, [uncredited] Shirley Washington, Jose Mari Avellana, Ruben Ramos
Review by Andrew Leavold
The Seventies was the decade the American drive-in market invaded the
In the late Sixties, Santiago cemented a lifetime partnership with Roger Corman, and through his films as producer and director for Corman’s B-film distribution companies, you can almost chart the last thirty years of exploitation: the women in prison genre, Mad Max and Platoon rip-offs, and endless (not to mention ludicrous) variations on the kung fu formulae.
TNT Jackson is one of
Naturally, a low-budget shoot for Corman sometimes means ten, maybe seven days shooting two or three films back to back with next to no money. So if this film looks cheap, it was probably made for less money than you think. Another Corman motto is, “If you’re onto a good thing, beat it to death with a big stick.” And that’s what
What TNT Jackson lacks on the T&A Jackson front, it more than makes up with endless, mindless fight scenes, including one in a Chinese cemetary between TNT and Sid’s white hooker girlfriend Elaine - without sound effects! Enjoyably and unbelievably trashy, and with one of the best death scene endings in kung fu history, we are proud to present a killer from