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Slaughter in San Francisco (1974)

Huang mian lao hu (original title)
A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.


Wei Lo (as William Lowe)


Wei Lo (as William Lowe)




Credited cast:
Chuck Norris ... Chuck Slaughter / Chuck Norris
Sylvia Chang ... Sylvia Zhu
Don Wong ... Off. Don Wong
Wang Tsun Wang Tsun
Robert Jones Robert Jones ... Off. John Sumner
Dan Ivan Dan Ivan ... Captain Newman (as Daniel Ivan)
Chun Erh
Bob Talbert Bob Talbert
Robert J. Hercuth Robert J. Hercuth
James Econmonides James Econmonides
Chuck Boyd Chuck Boyd ... Slaughter's Henchman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuet-Sang Chin ... Chinese gang member
Ching-Ying Lam ... Chinese gang member


A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.

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Chuck Norris Explodes Across the Screen!


Action | Crime | Thriller


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Did You Know?


This is the second and last movie in date that Chuck Norris plays the main antagonist, the previous movie was The Way of the Dragon (1972) opposite Bruce Lee. Unlike the same movie, Chuck Norris survives and is arrested by the police after being defeated by Don Wong. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions of this movie are known to exist: The most widely accessible version is a heavily cut 84 minute version dubbed all in English by voice-actors. The other version is the rare original Chinese cut of the film, running approximately 101 minutes, with the Chinese actors talking in Chinese (Mandarin), and the American actors talking in English, mostly using their own voices, and features different dialogue and many extended scenes. Both versions can be found in either the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, or the pan/scan 1.33:1 version trimmed to fit old TV-screens. See more »

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Slaughter in San Francisco!
23 February 2004 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

Slaughter in San Francisco is a different film. Don't let the box of the film or anything fool you because even though the film stars Chuck Norris he is barley in it! The movie really focuses on Don Wong most of the time. What does Norris do in the film being the crime boss? He eats, smokes, practices the martial arts on boards and at all different times of the film all of this only takes a couple minutes. At the end he finally fights Don Wong and the star of the film gets beat up! Also Chuck's voice is dubbed and speaking of dubbed. It seemed like the entire cast was dubbed! Even the police dog! The dog was barking while you saw him panting! It was crazy! The fighting however is really great and the sound effects used was funny! One thing I wanted to point out is when Wong's partner gets out of the bar and he and Wong are both drunk they fight each other and the punching sounds sound really loud but it looks like they are just easily throwing punches instead of aggressively doing so and after this they split up and Wong's partner is stumbling around very drunk on the street and several seconds later he is ambushed by a bunch of Norris' henchmen and he fights like a sober miracle happened! It was hilarious! The quality of the movie isn't too good but it really makes the nature of the film like the dubbing and sounds even better! Fans of Chuck Norris will probably be disappointed due to his small part and the lack of his real voice but fans of martial arts films in general will think of this as a special treat!

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September 1981 (USA) See more »

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