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Why on Earth is JIM KELLY Not Kicking Ass on Screen Today'

Hey folks, Harry here... And I just spent a wondrous evening with Jim Kelly at the Alamo Drafthouse!!! Now, this might not seem like a big deal to some of you out there, but here's the honest to goodness lowdown. Jim Kelly hasn't made an appearance with one of his films in over 20 years. TWENTY YEARS, yet tonight and last night in Houston, he decided to grace the Alamo!

So - We've all heard the rumors about Jim Kelly... the legends... Everything from rampant drug addiction and hatred for the films he starred in. We've heard about his fury over the decline of his career and the rumors he was bitter somewhere... angry at the world. UNTRUE. Turns out the truth is he's been on a series of covert missions fighting evil everywhere. Ok, that's not true either... What has the man who captured the imaginations of generations through his work in seventies film... what has he been up to?

His film career dried up in the late seventies, much like all the other "blaxploitation" stars when the NAACP targeted "Black Hollywood" as being negative role-models for "Black America." This is a story that we've seen in many documentaries regarding the Black Stars of the Seventies. HOWEVER -- Jim Kelly continued teaching Karate at his schools till he got tired of that scene, though he's about to do more of that again. He got into Real Estate and Tennis - Having his own Tennis Club. In terms of Martial Arts, he's continued to study other styles. When we knew him as a bad ass in film, he was mainly a Karate expert, since then he's been studying Brazilian Grappling, American Boxing and some other forms... Creating his own Hybrid Style of Martial Arts that he's going to be teaching soon!

What about his film career? Well, his pursuits as a Tennis Pro and in Real Estate have afforded him the luxury to do something that few actors do. It has allowed him to be exceptionally picky. Jim says that on average he gets offered 4-5 films a year to take part in and/or star, but that he just doesn't like the scripts... that they aren't really what he's looking for. Usually they're terribly written, texturing him as a bit too much like a cartoon. Seems most people that want to put Jim Kelly in the film, assume that he's still the big afro wearing guy from the ghetto that so many just assume he is. The parts have him speaking in the worst style of Ebonics around, and he's just not interested in doing that sort of thing. He's also not really looking to "make fun of" the image he had in the seventies. You see, unlike many, Jim Kelly takes his martial arts seriously, as Bruce Lee did. You want Jim Kelly to be in your film, write a smart part that takes the Martial Arts serious and with respect. And try to have the part treat him as a human being and not some grotesque caricature of an era long past.

Does that mean he doesn't like his old films? Quite the contrary, he's very proud of them. Tonight he went on and on about what it was like working with Bruce Lee. How Bruce and he were going to do a film after GAME OF DEATH, then how he and Brandon Lee were going to do a film after THE CROW, but... tragedy interrupted. He loves the train fight in BLACK BELT JONES, is fond of his old one liners and is amazed at how thoroughly the audience knew his work, both on-screen and as a professional Martial Artist.

Currently, he's up for a role, that is currently going between him and Steven Seagal, he's supposed to find out this week, but he likes the part apparently. Let's hope it works out, because folks... I'm here to tell ya... all the rumors about Jim Kelly being an ass, are like a zillion ways to Sunday untrue. Tonight he sat at the Alamo Drafthouse talking to fans, signing their memoribilia, pink Black Belt Jones panties and taking pictures... All the time as cordial and warm and intelligent as you would hope for.

It's so nice when one of your heroes... I mean, since the age of 3 I've thought Jim Kelly was as cool as they come. Hell, last year I was challenged to find a print of GOLDEN NEEDLES for some one close to me to see, and in 2 weeks I got that sucker and was absolutely delighted by the film. Like Robert Forester or Pam Grier or David Carradine... JIM KELLY is waiting to have someone out there in Hollywood to open their eyes and stop casting the people off of some list, and give him a part worth playing. Meanwhile, he'll continue with his life... Working on his own hybrid martial art that he's waiting to debut, pursuing his interests in Tennis and Real Estate and perhaps... perhaps gracing a screen near you or me.

Want to hear a story you might not know about ENTER THE DRAGON... Originally, the Jim Kelly WILLIAMS character was supposed to survive the film, it was John Saxon's ROPER that was supposed to die. However, Jim Kelly was on his second film that time out, and John Saxon's career was quite a bit more substantial. Saxon's agent did a "If you want John Saxon in this movie, then that Jim Kelly guy... you're gonna have to kill him instead!" So, there ya go. Now, dream of how badass the Jim Kelly vs Bolo Yeung fight would have been. Imagine, Jim Kelly looking up at Bruce at the end and giving the thumbs up... In a parallel dimension... it happened!

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  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:31 a.m. CST

    i dont want to be 1st

    by UncleScrewtape

    but it would seem i am nooch

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Hi YA!

    by Bcphil

    Good write up Harry. Also, in the one pix that female is giving you the eye! Seal the deal my friend!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Remember a long time ago Harry told us that he was losing weight

    by Brody Armstrong

    So, what the hell happened? Must've hit a speed bump in the shape of a rack of ribs or something. Atkin's diet, Harry, because whatever you're doing.... its not working at all. Look at that last picture. That poor fella has a look of disgust on his face as he stares as Harry's bitch tits.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:45 a.m. CST


    by The Guy Who Nods

    ...anyone ever tell you you like an evil leprechaun wizard or something, Harry?

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Quit being mean to Harry

    by Bcphil

    He has already lost 100 pounds, give him a chance!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:52 a.m. CST

    yes mother

    by The Guy Who Nods

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:54 a.m. CST

    btw, "yes mother" was supposed to go AFTER ...

    by The Guy Who Nods

    "quit being mean to Harry". Aw fuck, forget it.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Good grief, Harry is one scary looking guy

    by trouserpress

    I had a dream that I went to Harry's house a couple of nights ago. Seriously, I did! He was walking around in a bathrobe with one of his enormous breasts hanging out. But believe me, this was not an erotic dream. I was suprised at the lack of movie-related crap around the place, and he also had some big dogs. Other than that it was a pretty uneventful dream. But now I've seen these pictures, I've realised my imagination was way off - he must be at least five times the size. He must be big-boned. Oh, and by the way, I like the Army of darkness gif up there in the corner.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Harry clearly has lost a lot of weight.

    by Cash Bailey

    He's now down to merely 'Guilermo Del Toro' proportions rather than the 'Pearl from BLADE' size he was before. BTW, the RETURN OF THE KING trailer is the greatest thing the world has ever seen.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 5:38 a.m. CST


    by DonnieDorko


  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Damn straight,

    by raw_bean

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:29 a.m. CST

    BALLS HARRY! If Jim Kelyl had been alive at the end of Dragon yo

    by silentbobafett2

    him looking at Bruce Lee, all thumbs up and shit, is COOL AS FUCK!!!! But other than that - good shit Hazza!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Damn straight,

    by raw_bean

    Ooops, anyway: The ROTK trailer does indeed -kick- -arse-. & Jim Kelly, how cool was that guy in Enter the Dragon? Very cool.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:44 a.m. CST

    More Kung Fu in...

    by HumanDog

    "The Capt. Dale Show," in glorious Quicktime! Show your support and check it out. Only on

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Jim Vs Harry

    by First Next Down

    one wins - one dies! my money's on the one with an orange for a head

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 7:13 a.m. CST

    I plan to never see another Steven Seagal film

    by FrankCobretti

    But I'll be there on opening day when Jim Kelly's name is on the marquee.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Oh, and speaking of Harry's weight,

    by FrankCobretti

    One year ago, I volunteered to donate $1 to charity for every pound Harry lost in the next 365 days. My checkbook's right here, Harry, so dish.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 7:42 a.m. CST

    That's a badass shirt, Harry!

    by godoffireinhell

    With that one you kick even Joel Silver's butt in terms of cool shirts. Way to go, man!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Williams should've lived

    by reignman79

    Harry's right, it would've been cool to see Jim Kelly give bruce the thumbs up in the end of the film. And the fight with Bolo Yeung would've been badass.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the pics, Harry...

    by Otter

    ...Jim should get back into the pictures again; it'd be nice to see him kicking ass onscreen again.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Hey leave harry alone, hes a cool dude

    by Rcamacho2278

    Except when he reviews matrix.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Elia Kazan is dead...

    by sackley whistle

    ... so i guess there'll be loads of "Burn in Hell, ex-commie fucker" posts. For my two cents, i think the Ed Harrises and Nick Noltes that folded their arms and looked really personally pissed when he got that Oscar recently should be ashamed. Do they do the same thing when they're watching On The Waterfront? It was about honouring the guy's work not the guy himself and it was a helluva lot more deserved than the Chicago bunch picking up their awards. Jim Kelly rules! "I'll be too busy lookin' good" and he still does. Shame he hasn't had the revival Fred Williamson, Pam Grier et al have had, though i guess if that meant an Original Gangstas style re-hash of Kelly's roles, then it's a good thing he did his own thing instead.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Kazan's death

    by vikingkitty

    I don't know enough about Kazan to cheer, "burn in hell, ex-commie fucker". However, Edward Said died last week, and I feel perfectly justified in cheering his death. He wasn't so much an ex-commie as he was an apologist for filthy militant Islaamists, though.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:50 a.m. CST

    jim kelly about to star in Out For A Kill 2: On Foreign Ground

    by Windowlicker74

    that would rock!! btw, go see the first one, you ll laugh like you ve never laughed shirt, knowles!!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 9:02 a.m. CST

    When I look at these pictures of Kelly, I could imagine him play

    by vikingkitty

    If they ever made a movie based on Arthur Ash, Kelly sounds perfect. Of course, I don't think there's interest in Ash for this to ever happen (outside of cable TV and "movie of the week" fare), but movies have been made about people of much lower stature.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 9:52 a.m. CST

    wow! awesome, just awesome!

    by Hud

    i love beer!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by BigBadBalls

    I'll bet if you shaved off all of Harry's hair he would like a young Alfred Hitchcock. Look at those side shots, he even stands like him. Harry should play him if a biopic is ever made.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Cut Harry some slack

    by Rupee88

    So the brother has a weight what? He spends a lot of time working on this site which we all enjoy, so no reason to make personal attacks against him. Yes, his writing can be a little long-winded and overly personal, but I'd rather someone write with passion and get carried away than write in a boring style. Harry will probably get his stomach stapled at some point which will ruin his look but he will be healthier which will be a good thing. I'm trying to lose 30lbs myself and it isn't easy.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Harry looks like Rocky Dennis from the movie Mask.

    by ACanOfTab

    If Harry got stung by a Bee he would like Rocky Dennis.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 12:20 p.m. CST

    i'll never get over how gross harry's beard is

    by MiltonWaddams

    did you steal that idea from a civil war general? come on.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 12:27 p.m. CST

    ROTK Trailer Up

    by Boxcutter

    Small and a bit dark and pixelly, but until AICN gets its collective arse in gear, this'll have to do.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit!!!

    by PurityOfEssence

    God HARRY IS FRIGHTENING!!! AS many times as I see him... DAMN.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Good God, Harry....

    by George Mason

    Lose some weight before an alien bursts from your chest. I'm serious, I'm worried about you! You're starting to make Fat Bastard look like The Rock.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I can't believe you assholes......

    by Manaqua

    Jeezus people. Everytime there is a pic of Harry you fuckheads go on and on like a bunch of fifth graders. What a bunch of insecure fucksticks you must be. I'd like to see some of your ugly ass faces on the net and see what people think of your dog tooth smile. Try and be a man once in a while and think what somebody else might feel like. Assholes.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Jim Kelly in Houston

    by REDD

    I met Jim Kelly here in Houston on Saturday night. Very cool guy, he signed my "Making of Enter the Dragon" book. He's from Paris, KY and he went to school in my hometown - Louisville, KY. He attended UofL. I hope I look that good at 54, if I even make it! LOL.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by Truman_Burbank

    Leave him the fuck alone. He knows you jackoffs are gonna run off at the mouth about his weight, but he still posts the pictures, so we can see what Jim looks like now... I love how all the personal attacks come when he's doing something cool, like set visits or meeting cinema bad asses. Jealous much? He's more successful and cooler than any of you cum stains can ever hope to be. His Reloaded review sucked balls, yes, and I'm having trouble dealing with that, too, but come on... shut the fuck up. Stop coming to the site, you insensitive bastards.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by kingGirlfriend

    Why do you heartless fucks come here if you have nothing better to do than hate on EVERYTHING? M'man Knowles hooks us up with a free site so we can geek out on some cool shit that he's into and thinks there might be other people out there who might dig on it too and I for one am grateful. I come here everyday. The only site I come to everyday. And everyday to get to the stuff I wanna hear I hafata wade though "X" number of assholes. Jesus have some fucking dignity people! We are all guests here.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Cousin Dell...

    by crimsonrage

    ...ever heard of Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Warren Oates, John Wayne, Sonny Chiba and countless other action stars that made films circa their 50s? Maybe you like your action heroes to be young, muscular pretty boys, but the real action connoisseur knows that grimy, old, drunk bastards make for the best action films.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Apparently, The Left-Corner Cartoonist Takes Mucho "Creative Lib

    by hipcheck13

    Dude! You are downright creepy looking!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 3:16 p.m. CST

    hmm...this article was not what I expected

    by BigDogg

    When I think Jim Kelly, I think of the Buffalo Bills's Hall of Fame ex-quarterback who led them to 4 straight Super Bowl losses.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 3:39 p.m. CST

    I dont understand this orgy over low-budget 70s stars...

    by Bong

    Of all the people we can remember, we have to get an orgasm over the likes of Jim Kelly?

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 3:40 p.m. CST

    So, how heavy is Harry, exactly??

    by baboonery

    In response to the person wanting to know if/how much weight Harry has lost (or gained) OK, IMDB gives Jim Kelly's height at 6 foot 2 inches. Allowing for 'fro height and Harry's orange mop, it's looking like Harry's at least 5'10", and possibly a bit taller. Now, knowing that most home scales only go to 300 lbs, Harry may not even know himself what his actual weight is, but I assure you, with that height and that girth, it's a hell of a lot more than 300 lbs. Fat, for the volume it occupies, weighs a lot more than you might think, and tall heavy-boned folks can carry a hell of a lot of it. Wearing fat is like wearing chainmail. In a pile, it's heavy as hell, but distributed all over your body, it's a lot easier to deal with. A lot of obese people can trim 100 lbs off their stated weight and get away with it, until they get on a Doctor's office scale (450 lbs max), or a freight scale, and the cold hard truth hits them. Conservatively, Harry weighs in at close to 450 lbs, give or take 40 lbs. That's at least a 56" waist, but more likely a 60-62". I'm not doing this as a dig on Harry. He's done a hell of a lot with this site, and my sincere hope is that he's still around for another 20-30 years. That ain't gonna happen with a shape like that, Harry. Trust me on this one. Find a doc that specializes in bariatric medicine, not just a G.P. that lectures & berates you.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 4:07 p.m. CST

    cheap shots...

    by PurityOfEssence

    I am not taking cheap shots. LOOK AT THAT BEARD!!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:11 p.m. CST

    More roles for Jim Kelly

    by BlackBeltJones

    This dude is a badass, and for 50+, he still looks as good as ever. I hope that some day he will be given the revival that some of his peers have been given. I am suprised that QT did not try to get him for Kill Bill. I mean QT is suppose to be a blaxploitation film lover, yet no Jim Kelly in any of his movies. Just Remeber -- BATMAN MOTHERFUCKER!!!! The Belt Has Spoken!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:33 p.m. CST

    No obits for O'Connor or Kazan?

    by WPMayhew

    Where's the love for Donald O'Conner and Elia Kazan? These men were legends. When Leni Reifenazi died a couple weeks ago, AICN put up a big tribute complete with pictures and all that jazz. Kazan and O'Connor pass away- nofin'. AICN blackout. I'd like to pay my respect to these men for their great contributions to cinema. And to the guy who said, "f--k Kazan": F--k you, pal! Show some respect, friend. How many "ON THE WATERFRONT"s have you directed? That's right- zero. So I guess its Kazan- 1, Guy on AICN Talkback Board- 0.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Harry get an electric razor...

    by PurityOfEssence

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 6:58 p.m. CST

    "Like Robert Forester or Pam Grier or David Carradine... "

    by Neon_Noodle

    Now *that's* a subtle message to Tarantino if I've ever heard one.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by murgatroid1

    Great story Harry. I hope he gets a part soon because we need guys like him around a heck of a lot more.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 7:30 p.m. CST

    As a Buffalo Bills fan, my first thought: "Jim Kelly (great form

    by JohnnyTremaine

    And then I find it's just some dude from 70's low budget flicks. Sigh.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Jim Kelly was awesome!

    by eraser_x

    Thanks for the pics, Harry. By the way, who are those other 2 people in some of the pictures? Are they AICN'ers?

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Harry, you are one brave mofo

    by super Cucaracha

    You KNEW they were going to blast you and you didn't give a fuck. Props to you man!...What's up with the beard? You look like you belong in a Harry Potter flick. The shirt makes you look like a cartoon when it mixes with that beard. If somebody remakes Alice in Wonderland you will be set my friend. I'm just fucking with you man, you are a cool motherfucker for having a sense of humor.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Harry HAS to lose Weight...

    by 60091

    I'm not trying to be mean, but the odds of Harry dropping DEAD of a heart attack at an early age from obesity is astronomical. Just looking at that picture of Harry Knowles standing next to an older but fit Kim Kelly is very startling. The first thought that came to me when seeing these two men was that Jim Kelly was gonna live longer than the younger man next to him.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:17 p.m. CST

    When did the DNL Leprechaun grow?

    by super Cucaracha

    Who wants some DNL?!

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 8:50 p.m. CST

    You know...

    by Tracheotomy Man

    If it wasn't for John Saxon sabotaging Jim Kelly's career, he could've gotten the role as Nancy's dad in Nightmare on Elm Street or something. Hell, he might have even won a super bowl or something...

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 9:12 p.m. CST

    The two of them together look like the number "10"

    by Boris the Blade

    Man, Jim looks in just amazing shape. Harry on the other hand, needs to do some estate planning, I reckon....

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Tasteless -- but what else would you expect from TB'ers.

    by MikeSal222

    Making comments about Harry's weight is tasteless and shows a lack of class. Harry knows he is overweight. He has acknowledged this many times. Struggling with a weight problem is one of the hardest things to deal with, and it's not easy to lose weight. Yet Harry put up these pictures anyway, for YOUR enjoyment, and in return he is treated to ridicule and people speculating about how many years he has left to live. But let me guess, all of the people posting on this talkback look like Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp, right? Show some class, people.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 10:05 p.m. CST

    How does Harry find clothes for his size?

    by Brody Armstrong

    Shut up, Mike. I know I'm not the greatest looking female in the world, but i sure as hell don't weigh 400 pounds. That making me a better person than Harry.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by MikeSal222

    No, it makes you a thinner person than Harry. As for being a better person, well, hurling insults from behind your keyboard isn't something good people usually do. Try working on your own character flaws before making fun of others.

  • Sept. 29, 2003, 10:49 p.m. CST

    When Harry has a bowel movement it must be the size of a Kia. By

    by Darth Gaseous69


  • Sept. 29, 2003, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry! The circus called....they want their Big Top back!

    by Rolling_Stone

    I kid, I kid because I love....

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 2:15 a.m. CST

    my take...

    by Darth Thoth

    1) Great writeup! I wanted to be there with all my heart but this is the second best thing. It's great seeing Jim Kelly, alive and well. And getting a glimpse into what he's been up to, his plans, etc. 2) Man, I wish he had lived and fought Bolo Yeung. That would've been C-L-A-S-S-I-C! 3) Finally, and all jokes aside. You people making the weight comments really need to check yourselves and check your souls! Examine what type of person you are and want to be. Your comments were classless and upsetting, even to me. Props to those talkbackers who had the courage to call these suckers out on it! Really. Crap like that needs to stop. I'm gonna stop typing now cause I'm pretty mad. Some of you people out there are just lowlife jackals. Period. Get lives and grow up! Keep doin' ya thing Harry! I got your back, kid!

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 4:38 a.m. CST

    THAT shirt is the same one Harry wore in the Animatrix DVD.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    It must be his signature shirt.

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 9:22 a.m. CST

    i wish kazan had died 60 years ago,

    by bloodyrectum

    and anyone who is bitching about people making fun of harry's grotesque appearance needs to shut ths fuck up; we know you are only defending him because you are a fat sack of shit, too.

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by John Maddening

    ...Tim & Karrie League, the owners of the Alamo Drafthouse(s). Very nice people.

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 11:27 a.m. CST

    They aren't looking at Harry's boobs in the pics

    by LargoJr

    They are hungrily eyeing the honey glazed ham he has in his shirt pocket

  • Sept. 30, 2003, noon CST

    I always

    by zer0cool2k2

    Felt sorry for Jim Kelly, after those four consecutive SuperBowl losses. Man, those were the good old days for Cowboys fans though.

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 5:01 p.m. CST

    kelly has elf ears in the 5th pic! look!

    by trkane

    he should have been in ROTK.

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by Mosquito March

    I've never been cool with making fun of Harry's appearance, and as critical as Harry as I can, I have never participated in it. But, man, if you're looking for "class", you're not going to find it here. AICN is a free-for-all, top to bottom, from the articles and reviews to the talkbacks. Class just doesn't thrive in a chaotic environment like this, and I think it's why most of us come here, these days - to see the fireworks, or set a few off.

  • Sept. 30, 2003, 10:10 p.m. CST


    by haiku tunnel

    how easy it is, and how cowardly, to hurl insults while hidden

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 3:01 a.m. CST

    harrys shirt

    by Bourne GreyElf

    hey godoffireinhell, I think the picture on harrys shirt is from an asian comic book called tin-ma, which was made into a hong kong movie called storm riders. it got released on dvd in the states and its pretty cool. I suggest any fan of hong kong movies to check it out. the comic kicks major ass too.

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 3:21 a.m. CST

    off subject.

    by Bourne GreyElf

    well, at least this tb has not became a trilogy war between lord of the rings, the matrix, and starwars..................................................................LORD OF THE RINGS RULES!!! THE MATRIX AND STARWARS SUCK COCK, AND SO DO THE FANS!!!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Check out this great article

    by Glass

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Wow... Harry sure is... fat...

    by Hiperbola

    Like one big-ass elipse, lol... Harry better go on one of those Subways diets. Anyway... RotK is gonna kick ass, Out.

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by TomVee

    I was once almost as big as Harry. This resulted in the onset of Type II diabetes, which has caused nerve damage to my extremities and eye problems (and I am a newspaper editor, dependent on my vision for my livelihood). Harry, lose weight, pal, and stay healthy -- if it's not already too late. Eat at Subway or something!

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Jim Kelly

    by 3x29yz4a

    I'd like to thank Jim Kelly for changing my life while I was a teen growing up in Albany NY in the 70's. I own two scrapbooks filled with his photos from various magazines that were printed back then. I appreciate his films today as I did when they first came out. Mr. Kelly, peace & blessings to you. Hope to see you in more films.

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 7:39 p.m. CST

    The Surgery

    by HonestAbe

    Harry-I seem to remember reading once that you didn't beleive in gastro-bypass surgery. Is that still true? I'm totally not saying it to hurt, I'm just worried about your health, brother. Might be time to at least look into it.

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 7:42 p.m. CST


    by HonestAbe

    OK-I looked at the pics again after posting, and I think you can tell that he's lost quite a bit. Think about it, I've seen some VERY spherical looking people walking around, and Harry isn't as big as alot of them. If your still losing the lbs Harry, much props and keep up the good work!

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 8:16 p.m. CST

    The REAL reason Jim Kelly was hanging out with Harry is...

    by Kenshiro_Kane

    ... clearly, since Kelly is into real estate and tennis, that he's with Harry because Big Red's fat ass just got zoned big enough to be commercial property (subtle studio sellout jab) and he must have plenty of balls (red & hairy, not yellow) to run those scary fucking pix. Word.

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 8:18 p.m. CST

    In addition...

    by Kenshiro_Kane

    oh yeah... one of your best articles in a long time, Harry. Good work. Keep your lame childhood memories to a bare minimum and stick to providing "cool news". Word.

  • Oct. 1, 2003, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Moriarty and Herc....

    by ASS-09

    need to post there pictures i am just curious to see what they look like too. Anybody got a link? im not here to make fun of em i just get a kick out of seeing "faceless" writers and radio DJs who dont look anything like i had imagined.

  • Oct. 2, 2003, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Project for J. Kelly


    I have no idea of the Hap Collins Leonard Pine novels have been optioned, But J. Kelly would be absolutely perfect for the role of the ex-con, martial arts expert Pine. He is about the right age, but I just wonder if J. would have problems with the character's homosexuality. Of course, there is also the wealth of untapped material from Walter Mosely's crime dramas. As for busting on Harry's appearance: grow up you self-loathing socially-retarded sacks of waste. I have spoken er posted, thus it shall be.

  • Oct. 2, 2003, 7:56 a.m. CST

    I used to work with a guy Harry's size...

    by Boris the Blade

    He was enormous. He always wore black clothes. He used to have to sit down to wait for the elevator. He once annihilated the toilet bowl so bad (the only one for both men and women in our loft office) that it looked like a shit monster had its throat slit in there. It was disgusting....and his email was locutusofborg something or other...Man, what a nerd...

  • Oct. 2, 2003, 12:17 p.m. CST

    That is NOT the former quarterback of the Buffalo Bills!!!

    by sumbich73

    Harry, my man, take some pride dude. How can look in the mirror and be happy with the way you look? Unless you have a serious health problem, the way you look is ridiculous. For a smart guy, you're not going to live very long unless you do something about the shape you are in, and fast. I read another poster who came up with the typical diet that any fitness club would give you. The fastest way to lose weight is to RUN and drink lots and lots of water. I have a friend that ran 2 miles in the morning and another 2 miles in the evening for 2 months. He lost close to fifty pounds, and was not killing himself. He took Sunday off, and he cut out beer and ate mainly chicked, tuna, and loads of fruit and veggies. Once a week he would have a cheeseburger and fries as a treat. I can tell by looking at you that you are a prime candidate for a heart attack. Also, have you considered getting your hair trimmed and cleaning that beard up. The Grateful Dead meets couch potato look has got to go dude. I hate to say it, but it looks to me like you have trouble finding it just to take a wizz.

  • Oct. 2, 2003, 12:43 p.m. CST

    It's not just the fat...

    by Kenshiro_Kane

    ... it's the fact that Harry looks SO FUCKING FREAKY!!==========He's like a fiery hobbit on Human Growth Hormone or something. =============== Seriously. Cut the hair, shave the beard, wear an eyepatch, do SOMETHING... because you're scaring people. Word.

  • Oct. 2, 2003, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Harry, Jim, Tim & Karrie

    by BDT

    It doesn't get cooler than that in my book! It doesn't surprise me that someone who takes their martial arts seriously would be an interesting and courteous person. Perseverance and being centered are hallmarks of true martial artists and distinguishes them from other actors and athletes. Can't wait to see Kelly in some future movies! Those of you out there making all those OFF TOPIC comments about Harry obviously don't know him. Harry is the best! His passion for and knowledge of movies, not to mention his sense of humor, which he chooses to share freely, are delightful. Thanks Harry!

  • Oct. 6, 2003, 3:44 a.m. CST

    "And now ladies and gentlemen....."

    by Puddin' Taine

    Carrot Top's long lost brother, Harry! (sorry, couldn't resist :D)

  • May 13, 2005, 8:11 p.m. CST

    jim kelly

    by king david

    it had been years since i had heard about jim kelly the rumors were rampant.then as i was watching a lebron james sprite commercial there he was mr. kelly and still looking good.i am glad to see you doing well in life and i hope you get that movie part.bruce will always be the best but you are runner up.

  • July 4, 2005, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Enter The Harry

    by Wichyaaa!

    They should do a remake of the Enter the Dragon today. Jim Kelly could play the Han part and Harry could be one of the Sumo guys at the orgy party.

  • June 11, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Jim Kelly

    by WALLER49

    I love Jim Kelly movies. My favorite is Three The Hard Way. I got to meet him years ago, when I came to visit LA his Karate studio was on Santa Barbra Ave, in LA. Did he ever marry? I miss not seeing him in the lime-light. Mona Lisa Waller

  • June 12, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by aaustinsr

    Hey ! Jim I'm back.Terry