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Dragon Flies (1975)
"The Man from Hong Kong" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Adventure  -  August 1975 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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$900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Brian Trenchard-Smith had himself set on fire by the stunt crew to demonstrate to actor George Lazenby that being on fire was a stunt that could be done. 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 »

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Written by Clive Scott and Des Dyer
Performed by Jigsaw
Arranged by Richard Hewson
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Mesmerizing all out action, with nothing really underneath
6 May 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

If it's plentiful action, you're after, and you like some nice sights of Sydney, set your sights on this flick. It a full on non stop, wonderfully orchestrated action extravaganza, you must witness, some violence here and there, but again I reiterate, action packed. The film is so cool, as in the way it's real one note plot, is manipulated and stretched by all the action sequences. taking up most of the film. I've never got more exhausted, looking at Ayers Rock for one thing. Here's what the simple plot consists of. Heavyweight Asian cop comes to Sydney to assist with the operation of a drug muel, busted at the Rock. Forced to testify, against drug czar, Jack Wilton (Lazenby, ruthlessly fantastic) due to some heavy persuasion on Inspector Fung Sung Ling's part (Jimmy Wung Yu) he's shot. Now the rest of the film, the one note plot, has Wang yu, trying to get to Wilton, where he encounters a few obstacles, which finally becomes a mission of revenge, plus an explosion encore. This film is just an action showcase, but it's a brilliant action showcase, on a high scale, but that's it. That doesn't constitute for a good film. It just constitutes, for bubblegum action escapism, and it works tremendously. But just watching it, you may become fit, because it's an exhausting action fare. Too, watching Jimmy Wung Yu, is quite fun, but he's not the best of leading men or ones that can act.


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