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22 July 1977 (Hong Kong) See more »
Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jackie Chan ... Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)
Hui Lou Chen
Ching-Hsia Chiang
Feng Hsu ... Ting Tan-Yen
Wen Tai Li
Chi Ma
Ie Lung Shen
Han Ting
Lin Tung
Kuo Wang ... First Dragon
Ling Lung Yu
Chris Hilton ... Hsiao Lei (voice) (uncredited)
Ted Thomas ... Lei Chi Fung (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wei Lo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lung Ku 

Original Music by
Fang Chi Chen 
Cinematography by
Chung Yuan Chen 
Film Editing by
Ting Hung Kuo 
Production Design by
Shih Mei Chu 
Art Direction by
Chih Liang Chou  (as Tsu Liang Chou)
Set Decoration by
Lien Pi Hu 
Costume Design by
Yen Yuan Li 
Makeup Department
Chi-Yeung Chan .... makeup artist (as Chih-Yang Chen)
Chih Yang Chen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hsien Chang Li .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lu Chiang Chao .... assistant director
Hsueh Liang Hsu .... assistant director (as Hsueh Liang Chu)
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hao-Ran Chen .... photography assistant
Tseng Hsian Huang .... photography assistant
Ching Lung Lo .... lighting technician
Music Department
Hua Cheung .... music recordist
Pang Wang .... music effects
Other crew
Hsin Ie Chen .... martial arts director
Wen Lung Chen .... martial arts director
Shao Chieh Cheng .... set supervisor


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"To Kill with Intrigue" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Argentina:106 min | USA:106 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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'Jackie Chan''s character's girlfriend had to be renamed for the Japanese version, because, in Japanese, "Chin Chin" is children's slang for "penis".See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An unusual Jackie Chan movie! But not necessarily in a good way..., 27 August 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

I had hoped, and thought, that this movie would be somewhat better than the earlier movies of Jackie Chan's impressive career. However, I was sadly disappointed to find out that it was not to be.

The story in "To Kill with Intrigue" ("Jian Hua Yan Yu Jiang Nan") was sort of trying to be everything at once, trying to accomplish a lot, but just ending up in a sort of strange confusion and semi-coherent story. Which made it not overly enjoyable, and quickly had my attention drifting elsewhere, and only pay attention to the movie with half an eye.

And part of the lack of interest in it, on my part, is that the DVD I acquired from Amazon only had a horrible English dubbed language track. I could not even if my life depended on it understand why English dubbing is appealing or acceptable to anyone? It is poorly done, it totally destroyed the feeling (or mood) of the movie, and it just makes it come off as a very low budget production.

Now for the good parts about "To Kill with Intrigue", well you have Jackie Chan in a very unusual role (if you compare it to his other roles throughout his career), as he is not really the goody two-shoes that he usually plays. Plus this movie doesn't have the usual slapstick comedy either. It is a serious movie, and the martial arts in it was actually quite nicely choreographed and executed, whereas many of his movies before this one, the martial arts was horrible staged and rigid.

This movie sort of has a weird mutated mixture of traditional, old Chinese warrior movies mixed with Chinese Opera-like characters. Not really sure what director Wei Lo was aiming for here.

"To Kill with Intrigue" is the type of movie that you watch if you are a hardcore fan of Jackie Chan or old Chinese cinema. For me, this was not one of Jackie Chan's better movie, despite it being a venture away from the slapstick comedy. If the movie only had been with its original language track, it would at least have scored a 4/10 rating, but now has to settle for a 3/10 rating from me.

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