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Onna hissatsu ken (1974)

Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and ... See full summary »

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Etsuko Shihomi ...
Emi Hayakawa ...
Emi Hayakawa
Sanae Ôhori ...
Shinobu Kojo
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Bin Amatsu ...
Shigetomi Kakuzaki
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Seiichi Hibiki (as Sonny Chiba)
Takashi Hio ...
Gomaru Akasawa (as Kôji Hio)
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Kazunao Inubashiri
Tatsuya Kameyama ...
Shimura
Ryoichi Koike ...
Tesshin Uesu
Hiroshi Kondô ...
Li Gyokudo
Hideo Kosuge ...
Tomoyuki Obayashi
Akira Kuji ...
Neret
Toshio Minami ...
Ma Ba-Yuan
Kengo Miyaji ...
Kizaki
Hiroshi Miyauchi ...
Li Mansei
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Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to help them locate and free him. She gets the help of Lee's martial-arts school, including the powerful Sonny Kawasaka, for the inevitable battle-royale with the drug gang, which includes masters of many different 'schools' of fighting. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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20 February 1976 (USA)  »

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Female Fighting Fist in Danger  »

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Flawed But Delivers Where It Counts
14 February 2006 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

A fierce female martial arts warrior named Tina Long sets out on a mission to rescue her captured brother Lee Long, an undercover agent now being held prisoner by the very drug smuggling ring he sought to bring down! Meanwhile, the head of the drug smuggling ring has assembled a menagerie of the world's greatest killers, some truly outlandish and bizarre eccentric characters, to protect himself and his interests.

This delivers the goods when it comes to fight scenes, 1970s style exploitation thrills, chase and action sequences and best of all, it takes a surprisingly cool stylish approach, like something out of a comic book splash page, when it comes to introducing its characters.

Where this falters is its mistaken over-reliance on wire stunts for the climactic showdown at the end leading to the most unbelievable and unrealistic fight sequence in the entire film. Also the characters, despite their colorful outer appearance, all remain completely one-dimensional making the film as an whole more forgettable than it might have been otherwise. All in all, this is a good albeit flawed effort.


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