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Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  February 1981 (USA)
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Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Lupowitz
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Dragon Queen
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Lee Chan, Jr.
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Police Chief
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Gillespie
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Mrs. Dangers
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Masten
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Stefan
Bennett Ohta ...
Hawaiian Chief of Police
David Hirokane ...
Lee Chan Sr.
Karlene Crockett ...
Brenda Lupowitz
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Bernard Lupowitz
James Ray ...
Haynes
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Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the prime suspect. Written by Anonymous

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Murderer who turn victim into human baked potato have real appetite for crime.

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Charlie Chan contra la reina dragón  »

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One of two movies with famous fictional Asian central characters which had a long title and were released in the USA in 1980-81 within six months of each other. The movies were The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980) and Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981). See more »

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Probably my favorite of all Charlie Chan films. Only one flaw in the film, the profanity.
28 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film the first time I saw it. I am a big fan of Richard Hatch and Roddy Mcdowall. The rest of the cast is also great in their role. I enjoyed the music throughout the film. It was classical music at it's best. There is nothing more important to make a film flow than music. I also enjoyed the acting by all parties. Richard Hatch was perfect as the bumbling son and Michelle Pfeiffer was perfect as his bumbling girlfriend. I also think Peter Ustinov was perfect to play Chan. I also love Brian Keith, but the profanity he used was the only thing that I did not like. There was no need for it. I think the spoofing of the old films worked here and was not meant to degrade the old films, but pay tribute to them. There are so many funny bits in the film that I cannot understand how anyone could not be entertained by it. The final scene as they take away the murder is great. They add a final joke before the screen goes dark. I laugh every time I see it. I won't ruin it by giving it away. The joke is on the back of the police car after the car with Richard Hatch and Michelle Pfeiffer leaves. Their car sets up the joke for the second car.


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