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Director:
Writers:
Carlo Alberto Alfieri (writer)
Mario Caiano (screenplay)
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Release Date:
January 1976 (USA) See more »
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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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East Meets West, Italian Style! See more (16 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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
East Meets West, Italian Style!, 25 November 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

In 1882, spunky Chinese man Shanghai Joe hops atop a stagecoach from San Francisco (subtitle says St. Francisco!) to Texas in order to become a cowboy and ends up having to defend himself against a seemingly endless stream of trash-talking rednecks.

Soon Joe runs afoul of a group of nasty human smugglers who send four colorful hired killers to do him in, including Gordon Mitchell, a cannibal, and scalp-collector Klaus Kinski!

Coming out on the heels of the hit television show "Kung Fu", The Fighting Fists Of Shanghai Joe is a lot better than it's Italian knock-off status would suggest.

It's almost all non-stop action with loads of flying fists and flying lead. Blood, a bit of gore, and a great Ennio Morricone sounding score by Bruno Nicolai all fit the comic book nature of the film quite nicely!

In the title role, Chen Lee is really good and should have been in more movies than he was.

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