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Dragon Squad (1974)

Si da tian wang (original title)
R | | Drama, Action | March 1975 (USA)
When a case of gold is stolen in transit, the surviving member of an escort party, Sung (Kam Kong) tries to recover it. He initially turns to Master Wu (Chen Sing) who unfortunately ... See full summary »

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Wei-Hsiung Ho
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When a case of gold is stolen in transit, the surviving member of an escort party, Sung (Kam Kong) tries to recover it. He initially turns to Master Wu (Chen Sing) who unfortunately develops a drinking problem after he gets out of prison for accidentally killing someone. He has felt guilty ever since. Wu's friend Hung (Chang Yi) decides to help Sung and enlists a conman, Sau Pau (Jimmy Wang Yu).

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The Four Top Living Martial Artists, Street Fighters All in One Motion Picture

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A very ordinary kung fu outing
20 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

DRAGON SQUAD is one of many period kung fu flicks featuring Jimmy Wang Yu that were shot in Taiwan during the 1970s. This one was directed by Wang Yu as well, and features an all-star cast of kung fu actors including Chen Sing (KUNG FU BLACKLIST) and Chang Yi (THE MING PATRIOTS). Sadly, it's not very good, providing merely fitfully adequate kung fu action for the genre fan.

The plot is some piece of fluff about a shipment of gold that gets stolen and the efforts of various parties to recover it. The one thing DRAGON SQUAD has going for it is that there's a greater attempt at characterisation than usual for this genre of film; for example, Chen Sing plays an alcoholic and Wang Yu a con man. Sadly, it doesn't translate to very much aside from stock fight scenes in a variety of locations. The one time DRAGON SQUAD does get interesting is at the climax, merely because the chicken farm backdrop is unique, but that's about all you're getting here.


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