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

PG | | Comedy, Mystery | February 1981 (USA)
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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Cordelia
Paul Ryan ...
Masten
Johnny Sekka ...
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. See more »

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Charlie Chan contra la reina dragón  »

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From 1926 to 1949, publicity for this picture stated that "Charlie Chan" appeared in one movie serial and forty-six motion picture movies, the most films ever made about any fictional character. At the time of the film, publicity also declared that the character had never been played by a Chinese actor. See more »

Connections

Follows The Sky Dragon (1949) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Richard Hatch
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Hmmm.... another one for Chan to chalk up!
24 February 2010 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

The amazing super sleuth is back and he's here to solve another crime. In "Charlie Chan and The Curse of the Dragon Queen", Mr. Chan(Peter Ustinov) come out of retirement to help his bumbling son Lee (Richard Hatch, "Battlestar Galactica") solve a murder in San Francisco. The cause of the crime is a adversary Chan dealt with years earlier: The Dragon Queen(Angie Dickison). This woman would strike where ever the family goes. Her "curse" would bear misery to anyone who crosses her. However, when the police caught her again, someone else was causing the problems, and the Dragon Queen was just a distraction to the real culprit. The music was hilarious, and very entertaining at the same time. Peter Ustinov did well playing Asian. Richard Hatch was very funny in the movie playing a clumsy detective, a scene he would never do when he was on BS. Michelle Pfiffer was excellent as well. This movie was worth the watch, the trailer was a gem! 4.5 out of 5 stars!


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