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Dragon Fight (1989)

Long zai tian ya (original title)
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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Quotes

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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An overkill action drama with Chow and Li.
9 April 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a Hong Kong action drama movie starring Jet Li as a martial artist from China who performs a Kung-Fu in America. He stirs trouble when he decides to defect and stay in America. Though I don't remember much from this film, I do remember it is full of dry humor courtesy of Stephen Chow, which is what the film sorely needed, and lots of drama and action from Li. Just him playing a martial artist in a foreign land, trying to make ends meet, is pretty suspenseful.

However, the plot is somewhat blurry and all you really get are violent scenes after the other that are way overkill. You don't see Stephen Chow and Jet Li on screen together often, so, it is a rare film nonetheless. But, not one of the better action movies from HK I've seen.

Grade D+


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