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Mission Thunderbolt (1983)

 -  Crime | Action  -  1983 (Hong Kong)
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Two sisters are caught in a triad war.

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Credited cast:
Jonathan Stierwald ...
Kubrick Brown from New York
Wai-Man Chan ...
Hercules (archive footage) (as Chan Wai Man)
Steve Daw ...
Interpol Agent Scott
Kuan Tai Chen
Kwok-Leung Wong ...
Masked Assassin
Summer Dora ...
Cherry
Tina Matchett ...
Tania Ryder from Sydney
Phillip Ko ...
White Tycoon
John Ladalski ...
Carter Black from London
Melisa Tayor
Phoenix Chu
Jack Yeung
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Grand Anderson ...
Interpol Superintendent Alex Abralaham
Martin Cook
David Chung Gam-Gwai ...
Tania's HK Contract (fingernails)
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Two sisters are caught in a triad war.

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They are here. They are deadly. And they are hunting... See more »

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Crime | Action

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1983 (Hong Kong)  »

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Veliki beli gospodar  »

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A man with a scythe attacks a man in a suit just as he gets out of a white car with a French car plate, and later an Interpol fax describes the attacker as being Carter Black, from Paris. However, the English dubbed dialogue and one of the film versions mentions London instead of Paris. See more »

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Macho, gym addicted, Interpol man vs chicken sacrificing, white suit wearing loony!
10 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hmmmm, ostensibly those fine upstanding cinematic gentry's *cough!* Godfrey Ho and Joseph Lai have some sort of strange fascination for inserting the word Thunderbolt into as many of their film titles as possible. Just look at the evidence: Majestic Thunderbolt, Scorpion Thunderbolt, Inferno Thunderbolt, Ninja Thunderbolt, Ninja Operation 4:Thunderbolt Angels and prior to all the aforementioned, this cut and paste effort, Mission Thunderbolt.

The plot? OK bear with me on this….it's a bit muddled (as is very usually the case with these films!)

Basically, from what I could fathom, the story centres on two gangs, The Scorpions headed by the rather foxy looking Phoenix and the Serpents run by a chap called Hercules. The two gangs seem to respect one another's turf until that is, a shady outside party called The White Tycoon (played by regular IFD bad guy Phillip Ko) hires three assassins (including fellow perennial bad dude John Ladalski) to polish off a few select members of the Serpent gang (which they do with great gusto!) Naturally, the killings are attributed to the Scorpions – this being The White Tycoon's intention; the two gangs will engage in all out war and wipe each other out, thus leaving him as the beneficiary. Unbeknown to him though, Interpol gets wind of the situation and sends in an agent (who is shown to have a keen predilection for pumping iron thus reassuring us, the viewers that he's a real macho man!) to straighten matters out.

Sounds straight forward enough so far? Well, this is where matters become more complex…..

A young woman called Alison witnesses her sister Rose (who is a member of the Scorpions) being murdered by a guy wearing sunglasses. Subsequently Alison herself is initiated into the gang as Phoenix's assistant (Alison's underlying motive is to find and exact revenge upon her sister's murderer obviously) Also around about this time in a seemingly completely random scene, we witness a terrified woman running through a busy street pursued by a machete wielding lunatic in a zombie mask whilst the crowd around her doesn't even bat an eyelid!!!! Luckily our Interpol agent is on hand and saves the day and in addition immediately befriends (intimately!) the damsel in distress. Wow – quick romances eh?! Anyway, to cut a long story short, the woman just happens to be the girlfriend of Hercules! Not only that but she is subsequently kidnapped by one of the three hired assassins who proceeds to drag her around the beach in a lobster trap(eh?!!!) Fear not, our hero turns up to save her and kills the miscreant, although sadly his new found girlfriend dies of her (non-existant!) injuries. Perhaps she actually died from the humiliation and embarrassment. Anyway, back to Alison who discovers her sister's murderer…it is none other than Panther! Hold on! – Who in the hell is Panther?! Ah, well he's the second in command in the Scorpions and is trying to take over the gang for himself (boooooo!!!!)

Our Interpol agent meanwhile takes on the two remaining assassins and manages to kill John Ladalski's character off. This leaves only the very sexy female assassin who promptly sets about attacking him with a samurai sword. No matter, out hero beats her easily and resolves to coax some info from her in exchange for her life. Despite this fairly equitable sounding deal, she is initially unwilling to participate in said trade however. Seeing this to be the case, our hero determines to utilise his ingenious torture methods to gain requisite info. In this instance he places her head first into an oil drum and drops firstly a live rat, then a cat into it with her! Ouch!!!

Back to the other story and Panther is finally exposed as the traitor, whereupon during an altercation, he is shot by Alison who herself apparently receives a fatal wound - we don't get to see the outcome though due to an abrupt editing cut whereby we next find our intrepid Interpol hero squaring off with The White Tycoon (who has previously busied himself with sacrificing a chicken!) atop a dam.

Needless to say, after a brief scuffle our macho, gym addicted hero manages to apprehend his adversary whereupon the film very suddenly ends(!)

Phew! Yes, this is a fairly typical Godfrey Ho/Joseph Lai cut & paste outing complete with all the requisite bad dubbing/voice over work and goofy action scenes to please all fellow bad movie lovers.

Quite a hard title to find nowadays but certainly well worth a look if you can obtain a copy (and enjoy crappy movies of course!)


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