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Rikisha kuri (1974)

Da che fu (original title)

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(as Nan-Hong Kuo)
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Chiang-Lung Wen
Yan-Yung Tso
Ping Lu
Chiang Han
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Peng Chang
Ping-Yu Chang
Chiu Ming Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
Chien Chin
Hsiang Wen Chung
Chiu Ping Hu
Fei Lung Huang
Yi Kwan
Bruce Li ...
(as Ho Chung Tao)
Ching Fa Liu
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1974 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu - Zwei Handkanten aus Granit  »

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2.35 : 1
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The fighter who must not fight - you know how that ends
16 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

1974 Taiwan with Wen Chiang-Long, Tso Yen-Yung, Shut Chung-Tin and Lau Lap-Cho. Also titled "Rickshaw Driver" and "Rickshaw Man". Wen Chiang-Long stars as the rickshaw man who has promised his mother he will not fight because his father died in a fight. He also reminds mom that dad was not a good fighter in the first place. (Wen's martial arts movie leading man career began in 1972 in "A Brave Girl-Boxer in Shanghai" co-starring with the kung fu crazy hot chick Doris Lung Chun-Erh.) The evil Japanese called the Invincible Four kill off one uncle then the martial arts master uncle and the entire school. Wen Chiang-Long grabs mom, forgets his girl, Tso Yen-Yung and they flee. Next the hoods catch them and in a totally unbelievable scene he does not fight to defend mom, he runs off as she told him and mom is killed of course. Stuff like this is why I dislike the "fighter who must never fight again" plot. He runs off with the girl next and her fate seems doomed. Not quite yet, they hide with another uncle but the hoods find them and uncle dies as the two flee. This time he tries to fight but is no better fighter than his late father. The result is as expected – dead girlfriend. He meets Lau Lap-Cho who also seeks revenge against the Invincible Four. He is a scholar so the plan is to be cunning. He divides and conquers and kills one at the brothel. The plan continues as planned. The first hour or so of the movie the fights are beatings because the hero doesn't fight back. The rest of the fights are nothing special, all the same old moves are repeated to fill up the time. Overall I'd rate the film just below mediocre. The other reviewer, T-K, mentions a blind wife and sunglasses. I suspect we might have been watching different movies. Joseoh Kuo also directed "Triangular Duel" that also starred Wen Chiang-Long as a rickshaw driver who promised not to fight.


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