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Dragon Strike (1982)
"Long xiao ye" (original title)

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The adventures of a restless martial arts student called Dragon, who, while constantly pursuing a girl, gets involved in the affairs of a gang of thieves.

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Wai-Man Chan ...
Tiger (as Hui-Min Chen)
Paul Chang ...
Cowboy's Father
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Ah Dee
Wah Cheung ...
Smuggler
Fung Feng ...
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Hark-On Fung ...
The Killer King (as Ke-An Fung)
Kam-Kwong Ho ...
The Commentator
Kang Ho ...
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Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Spectator
Yeong-Mun Kwon ...
The Hatchetman
Keung-Kuen Lai
Kang Li
Ge Liu
Ying Lung
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The adventures of a restless martial arts student called Dragon, who, while constantly pursuing a girl, gets involved in the affairs of a gang of thieves.

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »
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At the time this film held the world record for a scene that needed the most takes, over a thousand for the "shuttlecock soccer" scene. See more »

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It tended to drag on for a long, long time...
27 December 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

For a Jackie Chan movie, then "Dragon Lord" was a fairly mediocre experience. There wasn't the usual Jackie Chan magic or personal touch to this movie. The movie tried too hard to mix comedy and serious action, and it just didn't go well together.

The movie was also weighed down by a storyline that was intended to be serious, but trying to incorporate slapstick comedy, and again it was to an extend where it just didn't fully work as intended. And it didn't help the movie one bit that it had a couple of scenes that were taking too long to execute. Especially the last fight scene, it was dragging on for a very long time, and it started to become stale and somewhat of a parody to watch.

So what worked in this movie? Well, the fighting and the action, of course. As to be expected, as this is a Jackie Chan movie after all. As with most of his other movies, the martial arts and action scenes were well executed and brought to the screen.

I am a big fan of Jackie Chan, and must admit that "Dragon Lord" is not amongst the best of his entire movie career. But bear in mind that this movie is from 1982. That being said, then it should be stated that it is not his worst movie either. But it is, of course, a movie that is well deserved a place in the DVD collection of any Jackie Chan fan. Just sad to say, that this isn't really the type of movie that you watch more than once.


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