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Small Tiger (1973)

Xiao lao hu (original title)
Ho Mei Fong is a young woman in trouble, running from a gang of criminals with something of importance hidden in her purse. She dies in Chien Chen's taxi while trying to escape, but not ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Fei Meng ...
Shen Hsin
Lin Lin Li ...
Tan Fang (as Maggie Lee)
Chi Lin ...
Mei Li
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ...
Kao Dai-liang (as Stanley Fung)
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(as Chen Yuan-lung)
Lu Chiang Chao
Cheng-kuo Chen
Ti-Ko Chen
Yanyan Chen ...
Shen Mao
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Yun-Kin Chow
Hark-On Fung
Bao-Hsing Ho
Pak-Kwong Ho
Yun Ho
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Ho Mei Fong is a young woman in trouble, running from a gang of criminals with something of importance hidden in her purse. She dies in Chien Chen's taxi while trying to escape, but not before hiding the purse. Chien Chen is now involved whether he likes it or not, along with Ho Mei's sister, who turns out to be an undercover Hong Kong policewoman. They must solve the mystery of the missing purse and what it contained, while being pursued by the criminals and their hired thugs (led by Jackie Chan). Written by obloco

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6 September 1973 (Hong Kong)  »

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Not a great kung fu movie, but far from the worst
22 November 2009 | by (Gallup, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

I got this movie as part of a three pack, with the other two titles being Snake Crane Secret (which is on at least half of the compilation kung fu DVD's), and Breathing Fire (which as one reviewer here said is "Crap-tastic!"). Bargain Bin.

The blurb on the DVD box incorrectly states Jackie Chan is the taxi driver/hero of the movie. He actually plays one of the thugs, with a bad mole on his face, and is only a supporting actor - which means less screen time, and less of him in the fight sequences. Too bad.

Some of the fights are good, but most are only average for a kung fu flick: better than the Phillipino stuff, but not by much, and definitely not up to the Chinese Movie Village standard. The car chase scenes are almost bad enough to be funny. Almost.

I have to agree with the other comment, for an action movie this is quite slowly paced, and seemed like much longer than 90 minutes.

I wouldn't avoid seeing it, but I'd avoid paying money for it unless you are a Jackie Chan complete-ist - and be ready for Chan to take a back seat, not center stage.


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