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Xia nan yang (1974)

R | | Action, Drama | November 1974 (USA)
Decent, simple, honest Chinese farmhand and ace martial artist Tai-Lin goes to the Philippines to seek his fortune. He befriends scruffy petty street hoodlum Siao-Mao and gets a job as a ... See full summary »

Director:

Chun-Ku Lu (as Tommy Loo Chung)

Writer:

Chun-Ku Lu (story & screenplay) (as Tommy Loo Chung)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Ferrer
Alona Alegre Alona Alegre
Dick Chan Dick Chan
Jimmy Lee Jimmy Lee
Hok Nin Lau ... (as Meng Fu)
Ching Tang ... (as Tong Ching)
Loi Wong Loi Wong
Yuen Ko Yuen Ko
Chang Lau Chu Chang Lau Chu
Subas Herrero ... The 'American's advisor
Kiu Wan Kiu Wan
Chan Pauling Chan Pauling
Ruel Vernal Ruel Vernal ... Siao-Mao
Pamela Marsden Pamela Marsden ... The brothel owner
Jason Pai Piao ... Tai-Lin
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Storyline

Decent, simple, honest Chinese farmhand and ace martial artist Tai-Lin goes to the Philippines to seek his fortune. He befriends scruffy petty street hoodlum Siao-Mao and gets a job as a dock worker. When Tai-Lin discovers that the people he works for are involved in a crime syndicate that specializes in smuggling opium, he quits his job and joins forces with two fellow martial artists against the evil organization. Written by Woodyanders

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martial arts | fighting | See All (2) »

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Philippines

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ong Bak 1974
22 September 2012 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

What a pleasure to plop down $20 for a 20 movie box and find this gem I never would have watched otherwise. I hereby notify fans of the genre this is a must see movie. Be warned the copy is poor but I've seen worse. The voiceovers were not annoying at all. The story was - let me just call it "Ong Bak 1974" since there are so many parallels (except no elephants). The action must be judged by 1974 standards. All of the paler stunt men were pretty pathetic. They performed more as punching bags than posing any real threat. Ron was good and Jason better. So with this coming out in 1974 why wasn't he the next Bruce Lee? Keep your eyes open for some future leading men just standing around.


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