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Any Which Way You Punch (1980)

Lie ri kuang feng ye huo (original title)
During China's 1920s Republican Period, warlords carve out personal fiefdoms across the country and impose self-serving laws with the barrel of a gun. Into this anarchy rides a masked ... See full summary »

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Peng Tien ...
The Stranger
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Violet (as Ying Mao)
Yi Chang ...
Master Wu (as Yeh Cheung)
Tao-Liang Tan ...
Escaped Convict #1 (as Delon Tam)
Lieh Lo ...
Escaped Convict #2
You-Chi Wu ...
(Introducing)
Hao-Yi Liu ...
(Introducing)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang
Hung-Ki Chang
Shao Chun Chang
Shu Lin Chang
Yung Lai Chao
Chin Hai Chen
Hsin Yi Chen
Tien-Chi Cheng
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During China's 1920s Republican Period, warlords carve out personal fiefdoms across the country and impose self-serving laws with the barrel of a gun. Into this anarchy rides a masked feminine Zorro, nom de guerre Violet, to do battle, right wrongs and foment rebellion against the most corrupt and brutal warlord of all, Tung Ta-Chou. Unbeknownst to Tung, however, Violet is his own daughter. Tung orders his psycho enforcer Master Wu to track down and dispose of this pesky rebel queen. Meanwhile, Violet begins a flirtation with an attractive stranger who comes to town with the other half of a treasure map held by Tung. Ultimately, Master Wu betrays the warlord on the lure of the complete treasure map, enabling Violet and the stranger to apprehend Master Wu and beat the warlord at his own game. Written by Neva Friedenn

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1985 (USA)  »

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could have would have should have
21 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every Angela Mao movie leaves fans of the genre hungry for more. Personally that means more of her martial arts skills and more of her beauty. This movie borders on starvation. The plot started out okay then added stuff that just did not matter and was not resolved. More important is the action. In the first hour there were times that Angela could have and should have taken off the stupid hat and veil and kicked some ass. Didn't happen. Yet the last 20 minutes or so (excusing the excessive acrobatics of the stunt double) were done just right. Perhaps they should have started at the end and filmed the beginning last. Anyway, a taste is all we get. Watch it anyway and think of what could have been.


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