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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 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
Michael McFall ...
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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Jimmy Lee: [Andy is getting beat up by thugs] What's going on?
Andy Yau: Help me!
Jimmy Lee: What is it?
Andy Yau: They robbed me. Beat them up!
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Plot problems, flat characters, but still extremely fun.
22 February 1999 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

Not quite as coherent or well-scripted as some of his other films, Jet Li's performance is still quite good. The setting (San Francisco) makes it interesting for bay area viewers, seeing their city through the eyes of Chinese filmmakers as an exotic foreign place. Many of the characters are ridiculously flat and caricature-ish, plot complications are unlikely and unrealistic, and many are left unresolved at the end. Still, if you're a Jet Li fan and you can handle these shortcomings, you'll be as happy as a sandboy. I took two friends to see this and we all loved it.


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