Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter...
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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 ... See full summary »
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.
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When the crime boss has to pick one of his thugs for a fight he takes his knife, throws it to the roof and kills a butterfly with it, then the knife falls to one guy's shoulder and that's ... See full summary »
Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family's bloodfeud with Terry over a disputed debt. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Entertainment Weekly ranked this Number Eight in their "Guilty Pleasures: Testosterone Edition" list in their March 30, 2007 issue. See more »
When the Yakuza attacks "Terry" in his apartment after learning who leads them, one of the Yakuza members drops to his knees before Terry gets to him so he can vault off his back to kick another Yakuza member. See more »
[after punching Junjou in the back]
Soon you'll be unconscious through lack of oxygen; it's an ancient technique.
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I have to say, Sonny Chiba is really amazing. He rises above the conventional status of actors in contemporary kung fu films. His characters always are very dark and he generates a deeper persona than is usually seen in the genre. I have been a fan of his for quite some time (I even was given a tshirt with a picture of him that says: Badazz Mofo). His films are unique because they play off as film noir pieces set to a kung fu sub genre rather than merely conform (or at least some of his movies). Now, in his cameo in Tarantino's "Kill Bill," he steals the show. He never really got the recognition he deserves. He is the Fred WIllimason or Clint Eastwood of his kind.
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