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

PG  |   |  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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Cast

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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
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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.

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Comedy | Mystery

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Charlie Chan contra la reina dragón  »

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Publicity for this picture stated that it was the first major "Charlie Chan" movie in 32 years. In the interim, the character had appeared on television, the last "Charlie Chan" feature film being The Sky Dragon (1949) in 1949 where Roland Winters had played Charlie Chan. See more »

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Referenced in Nightmare (1981) See more »

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Not Peter Ustinov's Finest Hour
30 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An alternate title for the film could have easily been "Charlie Chan and the Curse of Having to Sit through Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen". If Mel Brooks had been given an opportunity to rewrite the script and direct the movie, then it might have had a chance. Instead, it turned out to be an almost entirely absurd effort with few redeeming qualities.

The movie is now a permanent testament to the belief that quality actors, like the cast in this film - Angie Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter Ustivov, Brian Keith, and Roddy McDowell - can't save a bad script, and this script is as bad as they come. Watch at your own risk.


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