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Chinese Hercules (1973)
"Ma tou da jue dou" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  2 January 1974 (USA)
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A martial arts fighter, haunted by his past, takes a job as a dock worker in a small village. His vow never to fight again is tested by the cruel owner of the pier.

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Credited cast:
Wai-Man Chan ...
Shen Wei Ta
Fan Chiang ...
Miss Ho
Yeh Fang ...
Lee Hsi
Bolo Yeung ...
Chiang Tai (as Yang Sze)
Feng Chiang ...
(Guest star)
Fung Yuen ...
Girl Beggar (as Feng Yuan)
Tin Leung ...
Boss Chan (as Tin Liang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang
Ti-Ko Chen
John Cheung
Tao Chiang
Di Chin ...
Wu Ah-mao
Yuet Sang Chin
Alan Chung San Chui
Fat Chung
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A martial arts fighter, haunted by his past, takes a job as a dock worker in a small village. The villagers are dependent on the traffic that comes to the pier, which gives its cruel owner too much power over his beleaguered workers. The situation worsens when an even crueler gangster takes control. His most powerful weapon is his henchman, a muscle-bound brute, who remorselessly and easily cracks the skulls and breaks the necks of anyone who gets in the way. The new dock worker had sworn never to fight again, but the deaths of his co-workers force him to act. Written by J. Spurlin

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2 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Chinese Hercules  »

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[last lines, dubbed version]
Lee Hsi: Please don't. I won't try to take your pier. I'll leave here. I won't come back.
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Who doesn't love Bolo?
5 January 2006 | by (The IMDb Horror Board!) – See all my reviews

Since this old kung-fu flick features China's answer to Arnold, the formidable Bolo Yeung, one can only assume the title refers to him. The reason this is a bit peculiar is because Bolo is a bad guy heavy who only has about 20 or 25 minutes of screen time. Still, he made his presence known; there's nothing quite like watching multiple Chinamen who weigh 115 pounds dripping wet take on the mighty pecs that are Bolo! Yeah, surprisingly, Chinese Hercules wasn't that bad of a fight flick at all, decent plot and everything. Also stars the chubby punk who "scolded" Bruce Lee for not wearing his uniform in Enter The Dragon.


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