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The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)

Jin bei tong (original title)
Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chien Sun ...
Iron Feet Yang Hu Yun
Meng Lo ...
Boss 'Golden Arms' (as Mang Lo)
Feng Lu ...
Silver Spear
Sheng Chiang ...
Short Axe Fang Shih
Helen Poon ...
Leng Feng
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ...
Agent Hai Tao (as Kuo Chui)
Pai Wei ...
Swordsman Li Chin-Ming
Dick Wei ...
Sand Palm Fighter
Lung Wei Wang ...
Iron Robe
Hsiung Yang ...
Brass Head
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Long Axe Yen Chiu
Tai-Ping Yu ...
Wang Sheng Tien
Hsin Hsiang Sun ...
Wang Sheng Yu
Jamie Luk ...
Chi Sha Fighter
Hang-Sheng Wu
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Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

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Be Good or Be Dead!

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Action | Drama

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2 November 1979 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Kid with the Golden Arm  »

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Goofs

When Iron Robe signals his distress flare (just before his fight with Hai Toh), fishing line can clearly be seen suspending the lit flare in mid-air. See more »

Quotes

Yin Chu: Golden Arm is as good as they say. With just his bare arms, he beat all of us. And if he had weapons...
Iron Feet Yang Hu Yun: Golden Arm never uses weapons. He claims he doesn't need them, and that using his bare arms is best. And, he's probably right.
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Metallica
4 May 2004 | by (Manassas, Va) – See all my reviews

I LOVE this movie. It is one of the few violent movies "grandfathered" into my children's approved stack (Master Killer is another). The movie is a fantasy with superheroes such as Short-axe, Long-axe and Hai-Toh; and, super-villans, such as Brass Head, Iron Robe, Iron Feet, Silver Spear and the Kid with the Golden Arm. Many may disagree with me, but I find this movie better than The Five Deadly Venoms, mostly because it is a lot less sadistic...

It is an easy movie to make fun of, I'll grant you; but, there is a solid, if simple, plot line. Agent Hai-Toh is the main hero and easily the most charismatic character. The Kid with the Golden Arm is a less compelling character, with a face that makes you think that he was hit squarely with a board BEFORE becoming invulnerable...

The fight scenes are long, even for a Chinese movie; but, for a colorful piece if violent escapism, this is unbeatable...

I'd give it, for its genre, three out of four stars...


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