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Release Date:
9 July 1982 (USA) See more »
Ah Chi (Ka-Yan Leung) is obsessed with the martial arts and, more often than not, his kung-fu clowning gets him into trouble... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Stupid slapstick... Dubious dubbing... Freaky fighting See more (10 total) »


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Directed by
Wing-Cho Yip  (as Yeh Yung Cha)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hsin Yi Chang 

Produced by
Fu Liang Chou .... producer
Fung Wang .... planner
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou 
Production Management
Chung-Lin Chi .... production manager
Fu Yung Chou .... assistant production manager
Robert Tai .... stunt coordinator
Other crew
Mei-Hui Chiu .... presenter
Robert Tai .... action director

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Also Known As:
"Dian tang lang" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Thundering Mantis" - Hong Kong (English title)
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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Stupid slapstick... Dubious dubbing... Freaky fighting, 2 July 2003
Author: Nat from Newcastle, Britain

I watched this film in two parts... the first half I watched around a friends house and we both got kinda bored with it as it's composed mainly of comic scenes (that aren't particularly funny - think Jackie Chan) intended to establish characters and get the plot moving... a month or so later (in a slightly inebriated state) I decided to finish watching the film... maybe it was my state of intoxication, but the thing that stuck me immediately was how funny the film is both in terms of the slapstick scenes and the bizarre dubbing which has the master sounding like Albert Steptoe and a whole slew of baddies like John Wayne... the fight scenes are superbly crafted and have many nice original touches... and the ending is possibly the most insane thing I have seen since American Psycho... this is a great film, probably best approached as a p***take comedy... enjoy

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