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Fen nu qing nian (1973)

A low budget kung fu movie - an ambitious martial arts student infiltrates a murderous gang in the hope of finding the man who killed his father.


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Credited cast:
Chung Wang ... John Shen
Lily Li ... Elaine
Betty Pei Ti ... Fanny
Ti Lu ... Mr. Shen
Lin Tung ... Boss Lan
Mei Sheng Fan ... Big Sean
Kuang Yu Wang ... Phoenix
Dean Shek ... 'Gimp'
Lao Shen ... John's Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuan Chen ... Kung fu student
Shao-Chia Chen ... Big Sean's Man
Ti-Ko Chen ... Basketball court thug
Yi-Hsiung Chi ... Big Sean's Man
Chuen Chiang ... Big Sean's Man
Tien-Chu Chin ... Store clerk


A low budget kung fu movie - an ambitious martial arts student infiltrates a murderous gang in the hope of finding the man who killed his father.

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martial arts | fighting | See All (2) »


HEAD CRUNCHER! GUT RIPPER! It's harder, faster, bloodier, deadlier than ever! (USA) See more »


Drama | Action


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Hong Kong



Release Date:

15 February 1973 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Gangs of Hong Kong See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Powerful & sleazy kung fu drama
8 October 2010 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

From the first frame of "The Delinquent" it is obvious that this angry film is very unlike the pretty, stylish films known to come from the Shaw Bros, and director Chang Cheh. Artificial sets are done away with, in favor of real location shooting. The film captures the attention from the beginning, with close up shots of mouths, shoving greasy food in and chewing like wild dogs. The neighborhood is made up of cut throat thugs, and the landscape resembles a maximum security prison with it's dismal concrete buildings. Wang Chung, in a rare turn as the main character, is great as the young martial arts protégé, living with his hard-working father, after his mother has left them both. John Shen (Chung), frustrated with a life of poverty, is seduced by fast cars, expensive clothes and beautiful women, when a gang boss offers to hire him for his martial arts skills. A plan to rob the business where is father is security guard, goes wrong, and all hell breaks loose. 'Street Gangs..' is a very grim and serious film about betrayal and redemption and a lot of it is downright depressing. Ti Lu is excellent in the role of Shen's hardened, but decent father, and the cast is all around fine. Loaded with amazing camera work and artistic touches, this one is very unique within the genre. This isn't really a 'kung fu flick,' but rather a serious crime-drama with martial arts included. Even the English dubbing is done well, very seriously this time, although I would like to see it with the original Mandarin language track someday. Great, nihilistic film, and the last fifteen minutes has to be seen to be believed; if you are looking for a light kung fu flick with bad dubbing and silly scenarios, look elsewhere; "Street Gangs of Hong Kong" is not exactly light viewing...

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