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Lao gu lao nu lao shang lao (1978)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1978 (USA)
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A chauffeur is pursued by drug dealers after his boss, a convicted drug kingpin, is sentenced to death.

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Credited cast:
Bruce Li ...
Chauffeur Fang Pao (as Ho Chung Tao)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Michelle Yim ...
Chauffeur's Girlfriend (as Mai Suet)
Dana ...
Mr. Chen's Second Wife (as Danna)
Ming Chin ...
Mr. Chen's Bodyguard (as Chin Ming)
David Cheng
Yuen Kao ...
(as Kuo Yen)
Wei Nei
Cho-Cho Lai ...
Chauffeur's Mother (as Li Chi Chi)
Lee Kin Man
Pei Pei Man
Tung Ng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man-Biu Bak
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Li Jen Ho
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In Hong Kong, a poor young man not bad at kung fu is taking a beating for a debt he can't pay to keep his ill mother, when a wealthy businessman sees him, and hires him as his new chauffeur. Fang Pao (Bruce Li) is delighted, since his uncle already worked for Mr. Chen as gardener, and a friend of his as the industrialist's bodyguard. Fang Pao is taken to the criminal police headquarters for questioning, while his boss is arrested and sentenced to death in Bangkok for drug smuggling. It's up to Fang Pao to unravel the mystery behind his boss's downfall before he is executed. Mr. Chen's second wife (Dana Tsen) looks more worried with what she may inherit from his death than in postponing it; Jimmy, his good friend, is actually Mrs. Chen's lover; the lawyer has a row with Mrs. Chen and seems to loose interest in the case. Eventually, Mr. King, the Bangkok's associate, comes in help of the jobless chauffeur, offering him a new position - but only to better bribe him out of his secret. The... Written by Artemis-9

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The incredible BRUCE LI - one man against an army of death-dealing destroyers. See more »

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Bruce Li as a chauffeur, and NO Kato mask!
17 February 2006 | by (Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

For pure entertainment, this HK movie entertains, and that's the bottom line. I admit to enjoying cheap kung fu movies of the late 1970s, and most of the time, I'm not too ashamed of this. There are long gaps between the kung fu skirmishes, but because protagonist Bruc Li endures injustice and an occasional beating, it's hard not to cheer him on when he finally lashes out with his trademark tae kwon do kicks. This was the middle of his career, so he's beyond his Bruce Lee phase and allowed to flex his own muscle.

Li is a chauffeur, whose employer turns got framed for drugs & executed (via Malaysian firing squad). It's a suspenseful mystery, as Li gets accused of being involved with the drugs (which he's oblivious of), and how the dealer's deceitful, gold-digging widow fights to change her husband's last Will & Testament. The wife is pretty unlikeable (so we shed no tears when she commits hari-kiri near the climax), but is played by the beautiful Dana Tsen (INFRAMAN, IMAGE OF BRUCE LEE), here credited as "Danna". While she fools around and even goes topless briefly, Li rescues his kidnapped girlfriend (Michelle; no last name in credits) takes care of the dead man's son, and also wastes mobsters sent by the evil Mr. King (Yasuaki Kurata), somehow involved in the whole conspiracy. The bad English version might dissuade some people from watching this fairly decent movie. Though it's well written with interesting characters, it features the same familiar voices which have been in countless inferior films-- so there are those who might not give EDGE OF FURY A CHANCE. Also, the lack of a few full names ("Danna", "Michelle") in the credits makes it seem amateurish. Complete with the standard bell-bottoms, this average kung fu movie is amusing.


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