Bamboo Gods and Iron Men

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Bamboo Gods And Iron Men
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Bamboo Gods & Iron Men movie poster
Directed byCesar Gallardo
Produced byCirio H. Santiago
Written byKen Metcalfe, Joseph Zucchero
StarringJames Iglehart, Shirley Washington, Chiquito, Ken Metcalfe, Eddie Garcia, Marissa Delgado
Music byTito Sotto
CinematographyFelipe Sacdalan
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures
Release date
January 1974
Running time
96 min.
CountryHong Kong , Philippines

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

It also featured Filipino actors, Chiquito,[2] Vic Diaz,[3] 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.[4]


  • James Iglehart ..... Cal Jefferson
  • Shirley Washington ..... Mrs Jefferson (Arlene Jefferson)
  • Chiquito ..... Charley
  • Eddie Garcia ..... Ambrose
  • Ken Metcalfe ..... Leonardo King
  • Marissa Delgado ..... Pandora
  • Vic Diaz ..... Hotel clerk
  • Joe Zucchero ..... Ivan Soroka
  • Michael Boyet ..... Gunman
  • Steve Alcarado
  • Subas Herrero
  • Leo Martinez
  • Benny Pestano
  • Boy Picate
  • Robert Picate
  • Robert Rivera
  • Tony Uy
  • Bonnie Kay Eddie

[5] [6] [7]


  • Quentin Tarantino is writing a book called “Bamboo Gods, Iron Men and Wonder Women.”.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  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
  6. ^ BFI - Cast Bamboo Gods And Iron Men
  7. ^ Artist Direct - Cast Bamboo Gods And Iron Men Overview

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