Bamboo Gods and Iron Men

Bamboo Gods and Iron Men is a martial arts comedy film set in the Philippines. It is considered a blaxploitation film.[1][citation needed] It was produced by American International Pictures.

Bamboo Gods And Iron Men
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Bamboo Gods & Iron Men movie poster
Directed byCesar Gallardo
Produced byCirio H. Santiago
Written by
  • Ken Metcalfe
  • Joseph Zucchero
Music byTito Sotto
CinematographyFelipe Sacdalan
Edited byGervacio Santos
Distributed by
Release date
  • January 1974 (1974-01)
Running time
96 minutes

It stars the Filipino actors, Chiquito,[2] Vic Diaz,[3] and Eddie Garcia.


James Iglehart plays African-American prize fighter Cal Jefferson who is on honeymoon in Hong Kong with his new wife played by Shirley Washington. He comes across a drowning Chinese man who he jumps in the sea to save. This now revived and very grateful mute man turns out to be someone they cannot be rid of. They finally are 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 it. They leave Hong Kong for Manila in the Philippines and find themselves being attacked with the mute Chinese man coming to their assistance.[4]


Source: [5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bamboo Gods and Iron Men". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  2. ^ Chiquito on IMDb
  3. ^ Vic Diaz on IMDb
  4. ^ Bamboo Gods & Iron Men at The Deuce, Grindhouse Cinema Database
  5. ^ Bamboo Gods And Iron Men,
    - Cast Bamboo Gods And Iron Men, British Film Institute
    - "Cast Bamboo Gods And Iron Men Overview", Artist Direct

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