6.5/10
33
2 user

The Dragon, the Hero (1979)

Za jia gao shou (original title)
| Action | 1979 (Taiwan)
John Liu, the legendary Northern Kick expert and master of the strike rock fist is sent to investigate an antiques smuggling gang working out of Canton. Meanwhile another descendant of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Heugpyobigaeg (1981)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Liu Lung, a Kung Fu maniac and a lone ranger embark on a quest to discover the truth behind the death of several villagers, apparently at the hands of ninjas. In their search they encounter... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho
Stars: Min Kyu Choi, Dragon Lee, Casanova Wong
Shen tui (1977)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mar Tien Liang is the master of the Magic Kick. When his home is attacked by the Fang Kang he effortlessly defeats his opponent, but his wife Mar Tien Liang is horrified to witness such ... See full summary »

Director: Chung Ting
Stars: John Liu, Wei Tung, Bao-Yun Tang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Skilled fighter Sung Li Ting is looking for a Kung Fu master who can beat him in battle and teach him new techniques. Shaolin monk Shao Si Yer introduces Sung Li to the Shaolin teachings, ... See full summary »

Director: Tso Nam Lee
Stars: Chi Ping Chang, Yi Tao Chang, Hou Hua Chen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Excellent martial arts film directed by ace director Joseph Kuo. Wai Chi (Cheung Nick), who learns the 8 Gods fist to revenge the death of his father to some cruel badly wigged guys played by Hwang Jang Lee and Bolo Yeung.

Director: Joseph Kuo
Stars: Jang Lee Hwang, Jeanie Chang, Kuan-Wu Lung
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

John Liu, the legendary Northern Kick expert is sent to investigate an antiques smuggling gang working out of Canton.

Director: Joseph Velasco
Stars: Dragon Lee, Yi Tao Chang, Lik Cheung
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Yen Tsan Tang ...
(as Tino Wong)
John Liu
Dragon Lee
Phillip Ko
Lau Chan
Alexander Grand
Kam Chiang
Mars
Edit

Storyline

John Liu, the legendary Northern Kick expert and master of the strike rock fist is sent to investigate an antiques smuggling gang working out of Canton. Meanwhile another descendant of the stike rock fist also seeks John to face him in a death duel.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1979 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Dragon on Fire  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Throw a bit of everything in and hope something sticks
25 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A typically madcap Taiwanese martial arts film from director Godfrey Ho, THE DRAGON, THE HERO has to be seen to be believed. Kung fu fans will be in their element as the film features performances from a number of famous performers who acquit themselves well with the cheap, slapdash material. There's also a plethora of fight scenes which is always a plus in a film such as this.

The film has two heroes played by John Liu and Tino Wong and a master villain played by film regular Phillip Ko as a delightfully evil character. The plot covers the usual ground and seems to throw a bit of everything into the mix in a bid to make something stick: there are training sequences, a drunken master, and even a wheelchair-bound mega villain to throw a spanner in the works.

The lead actors are fine fighters but it's the supporting players who really shine. Things kick off with a great little fight scene involving the inimitable Bolo Yeung, complete with chest hair and a Tarzan yell! Even better, Bolo has some kind of bestial style going on, which makes for hilarious viewing. Things slow down a notch from this point in, but there's still plenty of fun to be had from the action scenes, not least the lengthy and energetic climax. Phillip Ko is particularly efficient as one tough cookie. Other plot ingredients to watch out for include a castration by dog, milk spitting, a cameo from Bruce Lee imitator Dragon Lee, and a random rendition of Lee Marvin's "Wanderin' Star"!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page