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Xia nan yang (1974)

R | | Action, Drama | November 1974 (USA)
Decent, simple, honest Chinese farmhand and ace martial artist Tai-Lin goes to the Philippines to seek his fortune. He befriends scruffy petty street hoodlum Siao-Mao and gets a job as a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jason Pai Piao ...
Tai-Lin
Ron Van Clief ...
The black boxer
Nancy Veronica ...
Ching Kwei
Hok Nin Lau ...
(as Meng Fu)
Thompson Kao Kang ...
Chi-Fu-Shi
Chang Lau Chu
Subas Herrero ...
The 'American's advisor
Ruel Vernal ...
Siao-Mao
Pamela Marsden ...
The brothel owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alona Alegre
Michael Boffrey
Benito Chan
Dick Chan
Lau Chan
Shao-Hung Chan
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Decent, simple, honest Chinese farmhand and ace martial artist Tai-Lin goes to the Philippines to seek his fortune. He befriends scruffy petty street hoodlum Siao-Mao and gets a job as a dock worker. When Tai-Lin discovers that the people he works for are involved in a crime syndicate that specializes in smuggling opium, he quits his job and joins forces with two fellow martial artists against the evil organization. Written by Woodyanders

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Ong Bak 1974
22 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a pleasure to plop down $20 for a 20 movie box and find this gem I never would have watched otherwise. I hereby notify fans of the genre this is a must see movie. Be warned the copy is poor but I've seen worse. The voiceovers were not annoying at all. The story was - let me just call it "Ong Bak 1974" since there are so many parallels (except no elephants). The action must be judged by 1974 standards. All of the paler stunt men were pretty pathetic. They performed more as punching bags than posing any real threat. Ron was good and Jason better. So with this coming out in 1974 why wasn't he the next Bruce Lee? Keep your eyes open for some future leading men just standing around.


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