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Battle Creek Brawl (1980)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  18 August 1980 (Australia)
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A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

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Mary Ellen O'Neill ...
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Miss Wong
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Jug (as Peter Marc)
Marcus K. Mukai ...
Robert (as Marcus Mukai)
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A Korean man seeks fame and fortune in 1930s America when he enters an all-comers martial arts competition despite the opposition of the Mob, his father and several imposing opponents. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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A Martial Arts fight to the finish. Filmed in America by the producers of 'Enter the Dragon'.

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Not Bad But Lacks The Quality of Other Jackie Flicks
28 December 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Jackie's first staring role in an American made movie, Robert Clouse (Enter the Dragon) directs but this never really hits the high notes of say Project A or Armour of God. The problem being that Jackie is lumbered with ex-pro wrestlers and the like with which to produce fight choreography and not his own JC stunt team so the timing and trust was just not there to produce truly stunning fights.

Only once does Jackie get to work his true magic and this is with two members of his own team in a fight that easily surpasses anything on show in the rest of the movie. If they had let Jackie choreograph the entire movie this would have been a much better film as lets face it the fights are what we here for in a movie like this.

Overall it's entertaining in places but for Chan enthusiasts only, if you've never seen a J.C film before your better of starting with Project A, Police Story or for the older more traditional style kung fu flick Drunken Master.

Entertaining for Chan fans only - 5/10


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