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Ying han gong fu ben (1973)

R | | Action, Drama | 1980 (USA)
Trapped in the world of smuggling young women, our hero, in this 1973 Hong Kong film, is a cop and has fallen for a young maiden. But she is captured by smugglers - who also want to rape ... See full summary »

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Lik Cheung
Shan Hsu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tung-Kua Ai
Kwok Kuen Chan
Chiang Chen
Chien Kang Chen
Lei Cheng
Chuen Chiang
Tao Chiang
Di Chin
Ming Chiu
Chi Chou
Yao Ko Chu
Chi Cheng Ho
Sung-Hao Hsu
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Trapped in the world of smuggling young women, our hero, in this 1973 Hong Kong film, is a cop and has fallen for a young maiden. But she is captured by smugglers - who also want to rape the young woman. She also happens to be related to somebody at a kung fu school. The cop goes undercover and joins the gang an then systematically goes about taking the gang apart man by man.

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Super-human feats of strength! See more »

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Action | Drama

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Kung Fu's Hero  »

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Referenced in Lo squartatore di New York (1982) See more »

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Standard kung fu actioner, but it has plenty of energy
18 October 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

KUNG FU'S HERO is a rare and early kung fu vehicle for martial artist Lik Cheung. He plays a cop on the trail of an evil smuggling gang who traffic women for their own nefarious purposes. The film is set in a strange netherworld that looks like it comes from the 19th century in places although at other times features cars and the like.

The film takes a little while to get going with a slow first half an hour. However it soon picks up and around the halfway mark I really started to enjoy it. I should note that there is very little story in this picture, it's mainly just a string of intense fight scenes, one after another, as Cheung works his way through the various bad guys and takes them to pieces.

KUNG FU'S HERO has a great and extended action climax that draws together a car chase, a fight on a beach, characters racing around on push bikes, and some extended one-on-one bouts with various henchmen including a cameoing Bolo Yeung. It's great fun, even if the action choreography is never top tier; the sheer level of enthusiasm involved sees this one through.


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