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The Savage Five (1974)
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Credited cast:
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Danny Lee ...
Wei Ming-hui (as Li Hsiu Hsien)
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Yao Kuang
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San Niang-tzu
Hung Wei ...
Li Kang (as Frankie Wei)
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Tao Chiang ...
Liang Shan
Norman Chu
Lun Hua
Ti Hua Ko
Sau Kei Lee
Yung Chieh Lei
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A town is taken over by a brutal gang, which has taken a safe in a robbery of another town and needs to find someone who can open it for them. They terrorize the townsfolk, beating up and even killing some of them, until several young men who know martial arts decide to stand up to the criminals Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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If I get killed that's my affair but if I should think you despise me why then I'd just lie here and die..
21 July 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Pacifist village is beset by bandits in this low budget yet lyrical martial arts thriller: One beauty of a film that benefits from simplistic storytelling and nicely drawn characterizations. Underrated Chang Cheh film utilizes some sets and actors from his classic 'Duel Of The Iron Fist' and the isolated seaside setting of the village adds much to the atmosphere of the proceedings. Despite bad dubbing, ultra simply storyline and an almost austere production design 'Savage Five' hands down rivals the ornateness of 'Kid With The Golden Arm' and the twist heavy 'Five Deadly Venoms'. The always great David Chiang plays a lesser version of his Rover character from 'Duel Of The Iron Fist' and Ti Lung, looking incredible here, is at his physical best. Accolades to Chen Kuan (Guan) Tai and Wang Chung (Cheung) in great sympathetic roles too. Kung Fu classic where the actual martial arts display takes a backseat to the mesmerizing story. This review is based on the cut 96 minute t.v. print I have. A Chinese film to cherish!


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