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Dragon Flies (1975)

The Man from Hong Kong (original title)
Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.
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Cast

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Inspector Fang Sing Leng (as Jimmy Wang Yu)
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Morrie Grosse
Roger Ward ...
Bob Taylor
Rosalind Speirs ...
Caroline Thorne (as Ros Spiers)
Grant Page ...
Assassin
Rebecca Gilling ...
Angelica
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Willard
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Win Chan (as Hung Kam Po)
Deryck Barnes ...
Veterinarian
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Peterson
Ian Jamieson ...
The Drug Courier
Elaine Wong ...
Chinese Girl
John Orcsik ...
Charles (as John Orschik)
Geoffrey Brown ...
Thug (as Geoff Brown)
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Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

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The Devil Dies when the Dragon Flies See more »


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August 1975 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Brian Trenchard-Smith, this movie was the hit at the Cannes Film Market in 1975 and sold to every territory available within just a few days. See more »

Goofs

At 56 minutes, Yu Wang (Jimmy Wang Yu) climbs through a window that has a vertical opening when shot from outside as he enters the window. When shot from inside as he comes inside, the window has a horizontal opening. See more »

Quotes

Bob Taylor: Look, don't worry he's in good hands.
Inspector Fang Sing Leng: [Inspector Fang Sing Leng grabs Win Chan and pushes him in the interrogation room]
Morrie Grosse: Hey, hey, hey... hey. I don't mean to be rude man but no torture, no thumb screws. This is Australia, we're not allowed to get into that sort of thing mate.
Inspector Fang Sing Leng: He's Chinese, I'm Chinese. Don't worry!
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Connections

Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sky High
Written by Clive Scott and Des Dyer
Performed by Jigsaw
Arranged by Richard Hewson
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Excellent Wang Yu international vehicle!
23 December 2007 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

HK Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer (Sammo Hung). When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton (George Lazenby), a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up. I wonder if Fang will get him? This Aussie-Golden Harvest co-production was an attempt to launch HK superstar Jimmy Wang Yu on a global scale post-Bruce Lee. The film is very effective, thanks mostly to director Brian Trenchard-Smith's Bond-esquire style that capitalizes on lavish locations and over-the-top stunt work. Wang Yu isn't the smoothest fighter, but he gets the job done with fights every 15 minutes or so. The highlight is a throw down inside a kitchen against stunt man Grant (STUNT ROCK) Page. Even more surprising is seeing Lazenby doing a lot of his own stunts including a fantastic fire gag. There is also a masterful car chase that reminds me a lot of stuff in DEATH PROOF (I'm willing to be Tarantino used this as a reference). The oddest bits of the film have women falling for Wang Yu the second they see him. Ah, the power of cinema!


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