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Dragon on Fire (1978)

Guai quan guai zhao (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 1978 (Hong Kong)
John Liu, the legendary Northern Kick expert is sent to investigate an antiques smuggling gang working out of Canton.


(as Joseph Kong)



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Credited cast:
Dragon Lee
Yi Tao Chang
Lik Cheung ...
(as Chang Li)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lau Chan
Ching-yi Chang
Shao-Chia Chen
Tien Lung Chen
Ka-Sang Cheng
Bing Chan Cheung
Kam Chiang
Tao Chiang ...
(as Kong Tao)
Szu-Ying Chien
Pei Ling Chin
Kang Chu ...
(as Gong Jue)
Yeh Fang ...
(as Fong Yeah)


John Liu, the legendary Northern Kick expert is sent to investigate an antiques smuggling gang working out of Canton.

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A Battle of Life and Death! See more »


Action | Drama


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Dragon on Fire  »

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This film and DVD credits Bruceploitation regular Bruce Li as appearing in this film when it's actually Yi Tao Chang. Bruce Li does not appear in the movie. See more »


Referenced in Vamp (1986) See more »

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Delightful cast turn out an enjoyable chopsocker
27 May 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

Phillip Kao turns mini egg timers before he kills his latest opposition. `Dying time', he exclaims in a ridiculously deep overdub, and then proceeds to pound the life out of the poor combatant. It's all in the name of progress, though, as how else can he and his lunatic no-willy boss expect to sell on stolen antiques to dastardly westerners. Luckily Tino Wong and friend Dragon Lee resist them, but they're no match for Kao and the new recruit John Liu. However John and Tino have a common purpose: both are last descendants of the Stone Rock Fist, and ultimately unite to bring justice into this crazy kung fu town. The stellar cast provides high enjoyment in this cheesy chopsocker, including some stunning backward edits in a remarkable two-on-one finale that'll have you howling in your seats. Hong Kong phooey at its mad best.

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