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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)

Gwendoline (original title)
Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »

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Zabou Breitman ...
Beth (as Zabou)
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The Queen
Jean Rougerie ...
D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz
Stanley Kapoul ...
(as Jean Stanislas Capoul)
Chen Chang Ching
André Julien ...
Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas
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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen searching for a rare butterfly in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father and the butterfly, and face many other challenges to their mission. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Adventure Without Shame! A Lost, Lost Civilization Where No Man Has Ever Been ... And for Good Reason! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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25 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Just Jaeckin used his own butterfly collection for the opening credits sequence. See more »

Goofs

In the Casino scene after Willard bets on 7, the Croupier spins the ball inexpertly and it can been seen to judder quickly to a stop on the Roulette Wheel. In the next, closer shot, it spins the rim rapidly before settling on 7. See more »

Quotes

D'Arcy: The queen's will is the will of the queen!
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Referenced in Hagan Reviews: The Dragon Lives Again (2012) See more »

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Rue Chinoise
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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So bad, it's GREAT!!
28 March 2002 | by (Cullman, Alabama) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the great old "B" movies from the 80s. The acting is totally amateur, but perfect for the campy theme. It has everything needed for an adventure movie of this type; jungle localles, dirty boat captain, gambling, savages, and the always welcome nude scenes (wow, but Beth really made the movie!!)

Rent it, buy it, borrow it, STEAL it!! It's worth the time!!!


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