Bare Knuckles

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Bare Knuckles
Bare Knuckles (VHS cover).jpg
Directed by Don Edmonds
Produced by Don Edmonds
Written by Don Edmonds
Starring Robert Viharo
Sherry Jackson
Gloria Hendry
John Daniels
Music by Vic Caesar
Distributed by MGM
Release date
September 1977
Running time
90 minutes
Language English
Budget $50,000[1]

Bare Knuckles is a 1977 blaxploitation film, starring Robert Viharo, Sherry Jackson and Gloria Hendry. The film was written and directed by Don Edmonds.


L.A. bounty hunter, Zachary Kane, is on the hunt for a masked serial killer on the loose.


Director Edmonds said he didn't get any permits for the movie, it was made for $25,000 with another $25,000 spent for goods and services.[1]


It is one of the films that have inspired Quentin Tarantino,[1] and it was selected by Tarantino himself to be shown at his Los Angeles Grindhouse Festival in 2007.[2] In May 2008, it was being shown by Robert Viharo's son, Will, as part of his long-running Thrillville theater program.


  • Robert Viharo — Zachary Kane
  • Sherry Jackson — Jennifer Randall
  • Michael Heit — Richard Devlin
  • Gloria Hendry — Barbara Darrow
  • John Daniels — Black
  • Karen Kondazian — Pamela Devlin
  • Essex Smith — Efrom
  • Richard Kennedy — Police captain
  • Patrick M. Wright — Max Baumer
  • Jace — Kido
  • Kyôko Fuji — Oriental Girl
  • Valerie Rae Clark — Massage Girl
  • John Dewey Carter — Deke
  • James Freedman — Risso
  • Amber Hunt — Rita


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