A young woman determines to help a man who is being pursued by gangsters, so that she would have the pleasure of killing him herself as revenge for causing the death of her sister.


Feng Huang


Yi-Chung Hua





Credited cast:
Angela Mao ... Miss Tien
Yi Chang ... Ling Shih-hua
Ying Bai
Kyung-Ah Oh ... (as Ching-Erh Wu)
Feng Huang Feng Huang ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan
Yuet-Sang Chin
Min Kyu Choi Min Kyu Choi
Ching-Chun Hsu Ching-Chun Hsu
Hsing-Chun Hsu Hsing-Chun Hsu
Chi-Ming Huang Chi-Ming Huang
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Jeong-guk Jang Jeong-guk Jang
Nam-il Kim Nam-il Kim ... (as Chin Nan-yi)
Pasan Leung ... (as Shan Pa)


Tien arrives in town looking to exact revenge on Ling for abandoning her pregnant sister and thus driving said sister to commit suicide. Although Tien agrees to help Ling take down the leader of a local gambling syndicate, she nonetheless still plans to avenge her sister's death which she holds Ling responsible for. Written by Woodyanders

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DEEP THRUST... the deadly stroke of Bare-Hand Combat! See more »


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Italian censorship visa # 62148 delivered on 5 April 1973. See more »


Ling Shih-hua: Miss Tien. Thank you for saving me.
Miss Tien: Forget it. I just didn't want somebody else to kill you.
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Lady Whirlwind
7 December 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This is a Golden Harvest movie starring Angela Mao. One thing to note is that early Golden Harvest movies had very good quality, and it is recommended that whenever possible, they should be viewed in remastered DVD. The difference between the original and the faded copy is like night and day, and drastically changes the viewing experience.

Released in the United States as Deep Thrust, the shabby title doesn't do justice to the action contained in this movie. Angela Mao explodes with her signature moves in this movie. Did she learn new style of martial arts within a year of making this movie ? It seems likely as her previous movie "Hapkido", and this movie has drastically different level of moves compared to her earlier movies.

This movie, Hapkido, and When Tae Kwon Do Strikes all has similar looks and feel to the story and appearances. Anti-Japanese sentiment is strong on all three movies, but this is probably due to the bombastic success of Fist of Fury starring Bruce Lee from a year earlier. the scene where Bruce Lee destroys the sign that says "No dogs and Chinese allowed" really caught on at the time.

This movie is a step down in production for some reason from the previous "Hapkido", and looks almost like a Shaw Brothers film. The good is as mentioned earlier, Angela Mao's moves are fantastic in this movie, and she was in the height of her beauty in 1972.

It would have been better if there were more of Angela Mao's action in this movie, but even as it is, it's still a very good kung fu movie, and is recommended for viewing.

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