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Dragon Fight (1989)
"Long zai tian ya" (original title)

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Two martial artist friends from China are performing a show in the States. Trouble starts when one of them decides to defect and stay in America.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy Lee (as Jet Lee)
Dick Wei ...
Tiger Wong (as Dick Wyre)
Nina Li Chi ...
Penny
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Andy Yau (as Sing-Chi Chow)
Mark Williams ...
Ray (as Marc Williams)
Tom Spinoza ...
Big Boss
Henry Fong ...
Marco
Ko Wang ...
Uncle
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Dude
Victor Chew ...
Bill
George Chung ...
Big Boss's Killer
Adam Ngan ...
Tiger's bodyguard
Wai Tong Wong ...
Tiger's bodyguard
Martin Robinson ...
Policeman in station
Bill Grossman ...
Policeman in station
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Two martial artist friends from China are performing a show in the States. Trouble starts when one of them decides to defect and stay in America.

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This Dragon won't give up without a fight!

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1 September 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

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Andy Yau: [while Jimmy fights the thugs] Woooohh! Look at that punch!
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Jet Li's Rumble In San Fran!
10 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As one of Jet's earlier films, and along with The Master, one of his first steps into the West, Dragon Fight plays like a late eighties romp on Jackie Chan's ever popular Rumble In The Bronx.

But whereas, Rumble In The Bronx aims more at a family friendly audience, Dragon Fight features some brutal moments with heavy language and hard fight action!

Somewhat lost in the magic world of 'film', I'm surprised this little gem hasn't been cleaned up and re-released properly due to Jet's success as a worldwide action star.

Sharing the limelight with the always hard hitting Dick Wei (who has been noted to choreograph the action scenes here), a simple tale of 2 brothers following different paths in life while being fish out of water is pumped up with some great martial arts fights and an earlier comedic supporting role from the amazing Stephen Chow Sing Chi...

Worth a look for all fans of each star, Dragon Fight is pretty damn good!


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