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Gangbusters Kung-Fu (1977)

Gong fu xiao zi (original title)
| Action | 1983 (USA)
He's lost his memory, but not his skill: After a fierce battle with a local tong, Hoi is thrown over an embankment and left for dead. He survives the ordeal but has lost all of his memory, ... See full summary »

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Yue Wong ...
Hsiao Shan (as Wang Yue)
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Shang Kai-Yuan
Ying Li ...
Ho Yen
Chia Yung Liu ...
Ma Fu-Kuan
Tao Chiang ...
Wang Tsan-Tien
Shen Chan ...
Chou Pao-An
Wilson Tong ...
Yue Fu-Tung (as Tang Wei-shing)
Hoi Sang Lee
Karl Maka
Sun Wong ...
Admiral Shang Yuan-Hung
Sha-Fei Ouyang ...
Madam Shang
Yunzhong Li ...
Governor Cheng
Leng-Kuang Yin ...
Ah Kuai
Yuet Sang Chin ...
Wang's man
Pak-Kwong Ho
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He's lost his memory, but not his skill: After a fierce battle with a local tong, Hoi is thrown over an embankment and left for dead. He survives the ordeal but has lost all of his memory, but not his kung-fu. His fateful meeting with a beggar leads to their teaming up for cleaning up that tong. Written by Neva Friedenn

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Hoi: You said give to the poor. Let's go find some more of them.
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Underrated
12 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An underrated film hardly ever mentioned that with higher production values (ie. a bigger budget and more time to make it) could have been really good. Instead it is only average but the fights, especially the end fight, are good and a few highlights are:

1) Gordon Liu with hair! and at one point wearing a suit and tie 2) the short but clever fight between Gordon Liu and his 'brother' who directed the film

The plot is above average but is never developed properly and as is his way Lau Kar Leung grounds the fights in reality with no obvious use of wires or tricks. Li Ying is a believable heroine. Several well known actors such as Wilson Tong, Mars and Karl Maka make appearances and it is worth renting, if possibly not actually owning.


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