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Director:
Writers:
Carlo Alberto Alfieri (writer)
Mario Caiano (screenplay)
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Release Date:
January 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One Man Stands Alone In His Fight For Justice
Plot:
A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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fun film of its type & date See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Chen Lee ... Shanghai Joe / Chin Hao

Klaus Kinski ... Scalper Jack

Gordon Mitchell ... Burying Sam
Claudio Undari ... Pedro, The Cannibal (as Robert Hundar)
Katsutoshi Mikuriya ... Mikuja
Carla Romanelli ... Cristina
Carla Mancini ... Conchita
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart ... Tricky the Gambler
George Wang ... Yang
Federico Boido ... Slim (as Rick Boyd)
Piero Lulli ... Stanley Spencer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Aureli ... Sheriff Corrotto
Giorgio Bixio
Lars Bloch ... Racist
Aldo Cecconi ... Racist
Dante Cleri ... Manuel, Barman
Umberto D'Orsi ... Poker player
Alfonso de la Vega ... Craig
Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Smitty
Raniero Dorascenzi ... Cowboy
Lorenzo Fineschi ... Cowboy
Tito García ... Jesus, Slave Trader
Veriano Ginesi ... Blacksmith
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Spencer Friend
Dante Maggio ... Doctor
Enrico Marciani ... Spencer Friend
Osiride Pevarello ... False Teeth - Ranch Hand
Claudio Ruffini ... Tricky's Partner
Giovanni Sabbatini ... Old Man
Francisco Sanz ... Cristina's Father
Angelo Susani ... Stagecoach Driver
Sergio Testori ... Ranch Hand
Pietro Torrisi ... Ranch Hand
Franco Ukmar ... Ranch Hand
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Directed by
Mario Caiano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlo Alberto Alfieri  writer
Mario Caiano  screenplay
Fabrizio Trifone Trecca  screenplay (as T.F. Karter)

Produced by
Renato Angiolini .... producer
Roberto Bessi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Guglielmo Mancori 
 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
 
Production Design by
Riccardo Domenici 
 
Set Decoration by
Riccardo Domenici 
 
Costume Design by
Orietta Nasalli-Rocca 
 
Makeup Department
Gianfranco Mecacci .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ennio Onorati .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Luciano Muratori .... boom operator
Primiano Muratori .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Sbrenna .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
 
Other crew
Laura Mazza .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il mio nome è Shangai Joe" - Italy (original title)
"The Dragon Strikes Back" - International (English title)
"The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
Germany:94 min (DVD version) | USA:98 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The scene in which Gordon Mitchell's character sings "Chin-Chin Chinaman" while carrying a shovel was improvised on the spot by Mitchell. He also created the song.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Shangai Joe is in the bullfighting arena, at one point a red cape for attracting the bull's attention is visible.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
fun film of its type & date, 16 June 2007
Author: (winner55) from United States

very weird European take on the Spaghetti western-Kung fu connection that has haunted Hong Kong cinema since Shaw Bros. started using borrowed Ennio Morricone music for their films in the later '60s.

There is much to be said of this weird connection; but for now, let's remark that while "Shanghai Joe" shows really very little understanding of Kung Fu, it shows considerable savvy about Spaghetti Westerns; the action rarely lags, and the heros are heroic, the villains are villainous - yep, a good B-movie all around, perfect Saturday Matinée fare from its era.

(Cinephiles - note the tribute to Sergoi Leone at the end - a definite plus for me.) I agree -fun film of its type & date.

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