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July 1982 (USA) See more »
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A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cameron Mitchell ... Capt. Harry Dodds
Geoffrey Binney ... Mike O'Malley (as Geoff Binney)

Hope Holiday ... Hazel Buck
Jillian Kesner ... Cookie Winchell (as Jillian Kessner)

John Dresden ... John Taylor
Jennifer Holmes ... Ann Davis
Rey Malonzo ... Go Chin (as Rey King)
Carla Reynolds ... Eilleen Fox
Carl Anthony ... Lloyd Davis
John Locke ... Gary Schwartz
Mark Tanous ... Cooper
Ralph Lombardi ... Thomas Speer

Chanda Romero ... Mayloo

Camille Keaton ... Girl In Toilet
Lin Lin Li ... Gun Moll (as Maggie Lee)
Garry McClintic ... Steve
John Rosselli ... Male Stripper
Joe Pagliuso ... Milt
Dennis Edwards ... Man In Toilet (as Robert Dennis)
Janelle Pransky ... Girl With Balloons
Tony Oliver ... Bill
Robert MacKenzie ... Clyde
Steve Elmer ... Religious Freak

Jewel Shepard ... Drunk Sexpot
Michael P. Stone ... Bartender
Judi Brooks ... Girl With Tattoo
Edward Talbot 'Chip' Matthews ... Passenger
Kurek Ashley ... Drunk With Cake
Brad Barnes ... Passenger
Gerry Bailey ... Hood
Don Gordon Bell ... Hood (Zombie of Mushashi) (as Don Gordon)
Chip Westley ... Hood
Bob Campbell ... Hood
Willy Schober ... Hood
Maurizio Murano ... Hood
Roger Capilitan ... Hood
Phil Guerrero ... Hood
Vic Diaz ... Monk
Mike Cohen ... Monk
Binney Villanueva ... Monk
Bayani Balingit ... Monk
Louie Florentino ... Monk
Frank Aguila ... Monk
Geoff Wood ... Corpse
Tony Beso ... Corpse
Frank Belgica ... Corpse

Jimmy Navarro ... Corpse
Ely Refuerzo ... Corpse
Nilo Fortez ... Corpse
Jess Bonzo ... Corpse
Rolly Tan ... Corpse
Anna Torino ... Hooker
Evelyn Beso ... Hooker
Violeta Beso ... Hooker
Evelyn Yap ... Hooker
Vicky Abad ... Hooker
Baby Serrano ... Hooker
Zenaida Luciano ... Hooker
Nannette Caragay ... Hooker
May Bacosa ... Hooker
Sonia Cervantes ... Hooker
Fred Strong ... Crewman
George Gyenes ... Crewman
Jay Bumpus ... Crewman
Peter Schultz ... Crewman
Roger Searcy ... Crewman
Mary Miller ... Girl In Cabin
Britt Helfer ... Girl In Cabin

Directed by
Edward D. Murphy  (as Edward Murphy)
Writing credits
Edward D. Murphy  (as Edward Murphy)

Produced by
Rebecca Bella .... executive producer
Frank E. Johnson .... producer (as Frank Johnson)
Lawrence Woolner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Murphy 
Cinematography by
Frank E. Johnson (director of photography) (as Frank Johnson)
Film Editing by
Eric Lindemann 
Makeup Department
Cecille Baun .... makeup artist (as Cecile Baun)
Production Management
Hernan Robles .... production manager
Joseph Zucchero .... production coordinator (as Joe Zucchero)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Greenwood .... assistant director
Art Department
Francisco Balangue .... set construction
Rodell Cruz .... set designer
Neddie La Raquel .... property master
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound effects editor
Guy Bishop .... dialogue editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer
Florentino Corpuz .... boom operator
Dianne Di Gregoria .... foley sound
Fred Ginsberg .... production mixer (as Fred Ginsburg)
Hilda Hodges .... foley sound (as Hilda Ann Hodges)
Mary Ruth Smith .... sound transfers (as Mary Smith)
Beth Sterner .... sound effects editor (as Beth Wertz)
Mike Stone .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jun Bailen .... assistant camera
Jun Dalawis .... assistant camera
Robert Hayes .... camera operator (as Bob Hayes)
Casting Department
Bill James .... extra casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maddie Gallaga .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
Dan M. Rich .... assistant editor (as Dan Rich)
Parvez Zabier .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Frank Capp .... music contractor (as Frankie Capp)
Cindy Hirsh .... assistant music engineer
Peter Hirsh .... music engineer
Eric Lindemann .... music editor
Walter Murphy .... conductor
Other crew
Anthony Cardoza .... post production coordinator
Katharine Chester .... continuity
Nonette J. Garcia .... script girl (as Nonette Garcia)
Gene M. Huggens .... post production liaison (as Gene Huggens)
Crew believed to be complete

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86 min
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Director Edward D. Murphy choreographed the big fight scene in the bar.See more »
Continuity: When Eilleen is in the shower, the rings on her left hand appear and disappear between scenes.See more »
Captain Harry Dodds:Madam will you please get...
Hazel Buck:[interrupts him] Don't call me madam!
Captain Harry Dodds:Mrs. Buck will you...
Hazel Buck:That Ms. Buck!
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Babes, blades, zombies & Cameron. Freaking. MITCHELL., 26 February 2008
Author: doc_hartman from Boise, ID

I was going to give this one 9 out of 10 but had to knock it down because it quite simply wasted Jillian Kesner (RIP; you kicked my ass).

A nutty German who is apparently Hitler's younger brother, Chip, trades Philippine hookers for Jade to some weird monks ("Zey eat zem," Chip tells us) and uses a group of head-band-wearing Kung-fu thugs to protect the operation. If that sentence right there doesn't make you want to watch this film...

Zee chade mine must be kept a zeecret...sorry. Chip doesn't want anyone to know about the jade mine and when he finds out a low rent cruise ship is planning on making a tour of "Warrior Island" (dun dun duuun) he tells his thugs to take care of it. They fail of course, due to the First Commandment of Kung-fu: The good guy will always kick butt no matter how many bad guys attack him at once.

The thugs do manage to set the ship on fire and kill everyone on board except the plucky group of heroes. Their life raft beaches on the island and more Kung-fu ensues. The monks capture the group and tell them they may not leave until they have fought the monk's Kung-fu masters which is the queue for the Kung-fu ZOMBIES (!) to enter (I freaking love this film!).

The fight scenes were great, the over-acting was wonderful and the concept was so far out that it clicked like Fred Astaire in tap shoes. I can't end the review without a special shout out to Mitchell who was the ONLY man who could play the part of the captain. I laughed out loud every time he fired his pistol, especially when he tried to get the attention of a potential rescue plane by firing his pistol AT it! This film had it all and I can't do it justice here. Just see this film!

Things you didn't know: The South China Sea is loaded with piranha Asian chefs are ALWAYS Kung-fu masters Buddhist monks aren't always the peaceful guys they are rumored to be

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