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Stoner (1974)

Tie jin gang da po zi yang guan (original title)
| Action, Thriller | 1981 (USA)
Stoner, an Australian cop, has been investigating the spread of a mysterious addictive drug that acts like an aphrodisiac and a hallucenogen on anyone who takes it. When his own sister ... See full summary »

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Feng Huang

Writers:

Feng Huang, Kuang Ni
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Lazenby ... Joshua Stoner
Angela Mao ... Angela Li Shou-Hua
Betty Ting Pei ... Agnes Wong Yen-Yen (Guest star)
Ing-Sik Whang Ing-Sik Whang ... Mr. Big (Guest star)
Jôji Takagi Jôji Takagi ... Mr. Chin
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Chen Chin (as Chin-Pao Hung)
Lu Chin ... Helen
Romanolee Rose Romanolee Rose ... Melanie
Samuel J. Peake Samuel J. Peake ... Cult Leader
Wei Yang ... Shrine Priest
Lan Sun ... Gangster (as Luan Sun)
Hsing Chung Hung Hsing Chung Hung ... Inspector Feng (as Shin-Chung Hung)
Chi Chu Chin
Wah-Lung Szema ... (as Hua-Lung Ssuma)
Chiang Su Chiang Su ... Kuan Te-Jen
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Storyline

Stoner, an Australian cop, has been investigating the spread of a mysterious addictive drug that acts like an aphrodisiac and a hallucenogen on anyone who takes it. When his own sister falls under its influence, he travels to Hong Kong to hunt down the man behind the drug trade, the evil billionaire Mr. Chin. At the same time, a Taiwanese officer has also been sent to stop Chin's drug empire. Together, She and Stoner battle the drug kingpin's dealers and henchmen. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Country:

Australia | Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stoner See more »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally intended to be the highest-budgeted martial arts/Hong Kong-made film of all time and was to have a wide international release, including in the US. However, when the film's intended star Bruce Lee died suddenly, the film's budget was significantly scaled back and it was given a limited release, which did not include the US. George Lazenby had signed on for the part before Lee died and when the film was still to be a high-budgeted international release. See more »

Alternate Versions

Samo Hung sex scenes cut for US television version. See more »

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Refined 70s trash cinema
15 January 2001 | by formigoSee all my reviews

...perhaps I ought say "distilled" rather than refined - this film embodies the concentrated essence of the trashy 70s action flick, a heady brew for the irony-poisoned minds of today's trash conisseur's minds (e.g. mine).

"Stoner" (as it was labelled at my local rental store) opens with a shot of an urbanely smug 'Asian drug lord' kicking back in his office. The walls are all red, his desk perpetually rotates, and there's a big map on the wall covered in flashing lights. The mere shock of the decor alone sets the tone for the remainder of the movie - jerky fight scenes, needless sexploitation, and pornstar swaggering all drenched in polyester and enveloped in a funky soundtrack punctuated with some very strange moog.

Needless to say, it's hilarious. George Lazenby, incidentally, proves himself pretty useless throughout the film, both in-character and out-. The real star is Angela Mao, rolling her eyes about furiously and kicking arse in the surprisingly good final fight scene. I guess George's role was played up for Western release so we'd have a strutting, obnoxious white guy to relate to.


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