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Eastern Condors (1987)
"Dung fong tuk ying" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  9 July 1987 (Hong Kong)
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An action film about a daring commando raid into Vietnam to destroy a munitions dump left behind by American marines.

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Ming-Sun Tung
Biao Yuen ...
Man Yen Chieh
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Yeung Lung
Joyce Godenzi ...
Guerrilla Girl #1
Chi Jan Ha ...
Guerrila Girl #3 (as Chi Chun Ha)
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Lieutenant Lam
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Colonel Yang
Charlie Chin ...
Szeto Chin
Kwok Keung Cheung ...
Ching
Billy Lau ...
Ching (as Lan Guang Lau)
Woo-ping Yuen ...
Yun, Yen-Hoy
Corey Yuen ...
Judy Vu (as Kwai Yuen)
Lung Chan ...
Potato Head
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Giggling General
Yasuaki Kurata ...
General's elite soldier
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A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook up with a trio of female freedom fighters and a happy go lucky martial artist named 'Rat'. The entire group is captured by the VC because one of them is a double agent, but they escape, cross an un-crossable bridge, and get to the secret base just ahead of the VC. By this point nearly all of the original group is dead, and it's up to Tung and Rat to fight the VC's leader, a bizarre giggling man who's lightning fast with martial arts. Written by Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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9 July 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

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Dung fong tuk ying  »

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Sammo Hung hired a personal trainer to help slim him down so he could more easily perform some of the acrobatic kicking combinations which he had devised for the project with his stunt team. See more »

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Cool war fu movie
16 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Eastern Condors is a war movie which is filled to the brim with cool action and great kung fu acrobatics. A contingent of Chinese-Americans go to Vietnam just after the end of the Vietnam War in 1976 to find and blow up a U.S. weapons cache. As they arrive they are joined by three female Cambodian guerrilla warriors, the leader of which being played by the stunningly gorgeous and superbly kung fu capable Joyce Godenzi, who's only made a few movies (a friend tells me that she probably retired from movie-making after marrying Sammo Hung).

Yuen Biao is very cool in it, though his role could have been larger. The main spotlight goes to Sammo Hung, whose character is aflame with constant guerrilla action, and to him also goes the final showdown with Yuen Wah.

All in all, a very cool Sammo Hung actioner. The story and its execution are strictly speaking not great, but the action makes it eminently watchable. I rate the movie a 7 for the overall story, with an added point for Joyce Godenzi's coolness.

Thus, 8 out of 10.


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