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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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Pat E. Johnson ...
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Mary Ellen O'Neill ...
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Miss Wong
Peter Marc Jacobson ...
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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18 August 1980 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Alle tiders kjempeslagsmål  »

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Jackie Chan's first American film. See more »

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Jackies first slice of American Pie!
24 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Well, I finally got to see it...mmmm I thought, not too bad..seeing as he didnt know much english at the time, and was well restricted by the American Film industry machine!. His Fight scenes were watered down and slow by all normal 'Jackie' standards but that apart,there are some great comic moments and Jackie wins through. He Radiates innocent charm and even manages to Rollerscate with gusto, although Im not too sure about the historical acuracy of some of the costumes..this was supposed to have been 1930s USA and Im sure spandex wasnt invented then!One interresting note for real 'died in the wool' Jackie fans , is the continued theme of the Lazy but tallented boy being trained in wierd and some would say inhumane ways by a 'sifu','master','uncle!'...amazing how this sort of idea managed to cross the pacific with him!.All in all a pleasent movie, although I can understand why Jackie was both Disappointed and Angry at the outcome at least it spurred him on to make greater and greater movies in HK.


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