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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:
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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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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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Sammo's second best
30 December 2003 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

I prefer only Sammo Hung's PEDICAB DRIVER to this pic, but I'm not saying that to take anything away from the sheer brilliance of this action pic. Sammo really knows how to direct an action scene. That means he permits the audience to know where everybody is and where the "action" is moving. Unlike directors like Tony Scott, Richard Donner and Michael Bay, Sammo does not blur the dynamics of a good action scene with too many cuts and too many pointless camera moves.

Sammo is solid.

With EASTERN CONDORS you also get a film that looks amazing with its cool, green surfaces and filter-free clarity.

The plot, though simple, is not moronic, and allows for plenty of action and lots of fascinating interplay between the characters -- especially the females.

Joyce Godenzi (Mrs. Sammo Hung) met Sammo making this movie and she's really terrific in a tough, gritty part. Yuen Biao demonstrates why he was such a big star in the 70's and 80's and Sammo himself, looking lighter than ever, performs in some amazing fight sequences.

If you haven't seen many Hong Kong movies, this is a great place to start. It's one unbelievable sequence after another.

Then catch PEDICAB DRIVER.


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