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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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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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Featured in Dragons of the Orient (1988) See more »

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You'll be happy as a sandboy
9 December 1999 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

I found this movie particularly interesting from a cultural perspective. It was filmed by people from Hong Kong, in San Francisco, for an Asian audience, and it provides a fairly interesting view of what Asian capitalist political separatists think America is like. The action is quite good, with a surprising amount of plot for the genre. (It even makes sense!) And of course it stars Jet Li, who it goes without saying makes Jackie Chan look like Mr. Yunioshi.


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