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The Association (1974)

Yan ku shen tan (original title)
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A cop is investigating a murder. The clues lead back to the "Women's Welfare Association", which is just a front for a large prostitution ring.


Chang-hwa Jeong (as Chang Ho Cheng)


Kuo Hui (screenplay), Chang-hwa Jeong (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Yu Byong Yu Byong ... Huang Tien-hsin
Tien Niu
Angela Mao ... Fang Chu / Lui Ying (Guest star)
Carter Wong ... (Guest star) (as Carter Huang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan
Ching Po Chang
Hsiung Chao
Nan Chiang
Chi-Chu Chin
Lu Chin
Mien Fang
Hsing Chung Hung Hsing Chung Hung
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Tiger
Tsan-Hsiung Ku Tsan-Hsiung Ku
Wen Lai


A cop is investigating a murder. The clues lead back to the "Women's Welfare Association", which is just a front for a large prostitution ring.

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Different Kind of an Action Movie
1 March 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The movie starts out with Fan Yin's (Angela Mao) execution scene. She has short scene in the beginning where she kills her parents' killer (and later returns as detective "Fan Hwah" from the Central Police Bureau). There's corruption between the gang that runs the prostitution ring and the police, and she's ordered to be executed. Fan Yin asks her friend, and police officer Wong (Byong Yu) to avenge her, and her parent's death.

The prostitution ring is working inside a place called "Association for the welfare of young girls". It's supposed to be a legitimate organization, but there're all sorts of hedonistic activities going on inside the building. Detective Wong goes out to collect the evidence, and crush the prostitution ring.

The movie is about police corruption, gang prostitution, and fair amount of skin exposure for this type of film. The story is pretty good, and Byong Yu puts in a good performance.

Young Sammo Hung appears as detective "Tiger" in this film.

Story driven movie that has more than few good looking women, and few good action sums up this movie. Golden Harvest had high quality production, and this movie's quality is above average for a movie of this type. It's not a kung fu action movie as you might expect from the casts, but is still a pretty good movie.

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South Korea | Hong Kong



Release Date:

21 November 1974 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Heung musa See more »

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2.35 : 1
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