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Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

R | | Action | 11 July 1975 (USA)
When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) travels there to find ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Bail (as Chuck Bail)

Writers:

Max Julien (characters), William Tennant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara Dobson ... Cleopatra Jones
Stella Stevens ... Bianca Javin / Dragon Lady
Ni Tien ... Mi Ling Fong (as Tanny)
Norman Fell ... Stanley Nagel
Albert Popwell ... Matthew Johnson
Caro Kenyatta Caro Kenyatta ... Melvin Johnson
Shen Chan ... Soo Da Chen (as Chan Shen)
Christopher Hunt Christopher Hunt ... Mendez
Chen Chi Lin ... Madalyna (as Lin Chen Chi)
Locke Hua Liu ... Tony (as Liu Loke Hua)
Eddy Donno ... Morgan
Bobby Canavarro ... Lin Ma Chen
Mui Kwok Sing Mui Kwok Sing ... Benny
John Cheung ... David (as John Cheng)
Kung-Wu Huang ... Lao Di (as Tony Lee)
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Storyline

When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) travels there to find them. With the help of local detective Mi Ling, Cleopatra discovers that her friends' disappearance has to do with The Dragon Lady, a much-feared blonde "lipstick lesbian" who runs a Macao casino and controls a major chunk of the local drug trade. Written by Ørnås

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Action

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cleopatra Jones Meets the Dragon Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During the car chase between the Mercedes and the four-door Ford Falcon, the stunt double for Tanny (driving the Mercedes) is clearly a man. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Johnson: You know one thing now? That chick would bite Count Dracula on the neck.
Melvin Johnson: And make him like it!
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Connections

Featured in Baadasssss Cinema (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Playin' with Fire
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise
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"Don't Race Your Engine, It's Staying in the Garage"
28 December 2005 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Surprisingly entertaining Blaxploitation film from the 70s with Amazonian Tamara Dobson returning as the hustling, Kung Fu fighting, bizarre fashion plate Cleopatra Jones. This time Cleo needs to help Matthew and Melvin Johnson in Hong Kong to break up a drug ring under control of the Dragon Lady(actually she and her casino are in Macao). Dobson must wear no fewer then ten weird outfits and quips one-liners throughout with the aid of little helper Ni Tien(a most beautiful young lady). The Dragon Lady is played deliciously by the ever delicious Stella Stevens. Stevens actually gives a pretty good performance as one cold-hearted, ruthless woman accustomed to getting what she wants. This movie gives you exactly what you are promised and expect: lots of action, lots of silliness, lots of innuendo and subtle as well as obvious humour, and lots of martial arts. Dobson gives her standard performance and the rest of the cast does as well. Character actor Norman Fell is here as Cleo's governmental contact and lends the film some credibility. You got to love the 70s action sequences, the outlandish costumes, and that groovy soundtrack.


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