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Jim Kelly

International middleweight Karate Champion of 1971 who gained notice after starring opposite Bruce Lee in the groundbreaking Kung Fu classic “Enter The Dragon”  (1973). Starring roles in martial arts flicks such as “Black Belt Jones” (1974), “Hot Potato” (1976),  “Black  Samurai” (1976), “Black Belt Jones II” (1978) & “Black Eliminator” (1978) soon followed for Jim.

Fact File :

Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly with John Saxon in Enter The Dragon

Birth Name: Jim Kelly

Date Of Birth: 5th May 1946

Place Of Birth: Paris, Kentucky, USA

Height: 6’ 2”

Film Debut: “Melinda” (1972)

Signature Role: “Black Belt Jones” (1974)

Jim Kelly Movies on VHS & DVD :

Enter The Dragon [DVD](1973) DVD
One of the biggest martial arts epics ever filmed. Bruce Lee is a karate master hired by government agents to infiltrate the island fortress of a criminal mastermind, and finds himself entered in a deadly competition. Lee's final completed film (although released before "Return of the Dragon") also stars Jim Kelly, John Saxon, Shih Kien and Bolo Yeung. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DOlby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; documentary; home movies; TV spots; theatrical trailers; 1973 featurette; isolated music score; scene access.

Black Belt Jones(1974) VHS
Jim Kelly, the first black karate champ featured in "Enter the Dragon," is called on to defend his martial arts school against some violent thugs. Rousing, hands-a-flying action ensues with foot firmly planted in cheek. AAH-CHAA! Gloria Hendry co-stars. 85 min.

Take A Hard Ride(1975) VHS
Jim Brown stars as a grizzled cowboy charged with delivering a large sum of money across the Mexican frontier, only to find his journey beset by natural and human hazards. Frontier actioner co-stars Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson. 103 min.

Hot Potato(1976) VHS
When a U.S. senator's daughter is kidnapped by an Oriental crime baron, only a crack squad of kung fu commandos led by Jim Kelly can rescue her...or they can die trying! Exciting actioner filled with martial arts mayhem co-stars George Memmoli, Irene Tsu. 87 min.

Black Samurai [DVD](1976) DVD
A group of Haitian voodoo-worshippers have kidnapped secret agent Jim Kelly's girlfriend, and Kelly, who works for the government agency called D.R.A.G.O.N., springs into action using his wits and martial arts expertise to find her. Cult maestro Al Adamson ("Blazing Stewardesses") directs this action-packed exploiter that also stars D'Urville Martin, Marilyn Joi and Felix Silla. AKA: "Black Terminator." 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; scene access.

One Down, Two To Go [DVD](1982) DVD
Jim Brown, Jim Kelly, Richard Roundtree and Fred Williamson--four of the biggest black screen action stars--team up to bring down the mob boss who fixed a karate tournament and cheated them out of their winnings. Joe Spinell co-stars; written and directed by Williamson. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary by Williamson; biography; theatrical trailer.


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Jim Kelly at Hollywood Teen Movies

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Enter The Dragon (1973)

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