Monday, May 27, 2013
THREE TOUGH GUYS (1974)
Isaac Hayes first film role has him playing a former cop who teams up with an ass-kicking Italian priest and tries to solve a couple of murders. So there's really two tough guys, which is also the name of the title tune sung by Mr. Hayes. The poster tries to fool you into thinking Fred "The Hammer" Williamson is also part of this group but he actually plays a bad guy in this which is pretty rare to see. He's also not really in the movie all that much. The title also seems to be trying to cash in on the success of THREE THE HARD WAY which was released the same year though I'm not sure which one came out first.
The movie itself is pretty tame thanks to it's PG-rating and it's an Italian/U.S./France co-production so I think they missed something and went for a more straight-forward action film than anything too funky. There's way more exciting blaxploitation flicks with Hayes & Williamson from this era that you should check out before this one unless you just really wanna see The Hammer beating up and gunning down women and not giving a shit. AKA TOUGH GUYS