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

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ming-Sun Tung
Biao Yuen ...
Man Yen Chieh
Yeung Lung
Joyce Godenzi ...
Guerrilla Girl #1
Chi Jan Ha ...
Guerrila Girl #3 (as Chi Chun Ha)
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Lieutenant Lam
Colonel Yang
Charlie Chin ...
Szeto Chin
Kwok Keung Cheung ...
Billy Lau ...
Ching (as Lan Guang Lau)
Woo-Ping Yuen ...
Yun, Yen-Hoy
Corey Yuen ...
Judy Vu (as Kwai Yuen)
Lung Chan ...
Potato Head
Giggling General
Yasuaki Kurata ...
General's elite soldier


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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Eastern Condors  »

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Although set in Vietnam, the most of the film was shot in the Philippines. The scenes set in the United States were actually filmed in Canada. See more »


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The Dirty Dozen - Hong Kong Style
10 November 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This movie throws everything at you. Frenetic fights, explosions and gun play all with the usual smattering of comedy. The cast list reads like a who's who of HK cinema, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Lam Ching Ying, Yuen Wah, Joyce Godenzi and even famed action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping in an acting role. All are streatched to their limits in a non stop action feast.

The martial arts sequences are superb, as you would expect given the talented cast. But for me the star is Yuen Wah who plays what is for me the greatest villain in cinema history. His unbelievable arrays of kicks and almost contortionist like suppleness shows that he has got to be one of the most underused talents in Hong Kong. If there is a downside to the flick it is that because it is a war film rather than a straight martial arts film, it can get a bit lost, unsure what it is that it really wants to be. The gun fights and explosions don't always gel with the fights and those fans that don't like war films may find those elements detract from the rest of the picture.

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