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The Dragon Flies (1975)

The Man from Hong Kong (original title)
Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Directors:

Brian Trenchard-Smith, Jimmy Wang Yu (as Yu Wang)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Inspector Fang Sing Leng
George Lazenby ... Jack Wilton
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Morrie Grosse
Roger Ward ... Bob Taylor
Rosalind Speirs Rosalind Speirs ... Caroline Thorne (as Ros Spiers)
Grant Page ... Assassin
Rebecca Gilling ... Angelica
Frank Thring ... Willard
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Win Chan (as Hung Kam Po)
Deryck Barnes Deryck Barnes ... Veterinarian
Bill Hunter ... Peterson
Ian Jamieson Ian Jamieson ... The Drug Courier
Elaine Wong Elaine Wong ... Chinese Girl
John Orcsik ... Charles (as John Orschik)
Geoffrey Brown Geoffrey Brown ... Thug (as Geoff Brown)
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Storyline

Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

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Taglines:

The Dragon flies...The Dragon stings...The Dragon kills like no man alive! See more »


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Country:

Hong Kong | Australia

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

August 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Flies See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During filming for the movie's opening sequence, director Brian Trenchard-Smith climbed up and down the massive natural rock formation Ayers Rock / Uluru three times in the one day. See more »

Goofs

At 56 minutes, Jimmy Wang Yu (Jimmy Wang Yu) climbs through a window that has a vertical opening when shot from outside as he enters the window. When shot from inside as he comes inside, the window has a horizontal opening. See more »

Quotes

Bob Taylor: Look, don't worry he's in good hands.
Inspector Fang Sing Leng: [Inspector Fang Sing Leng grabs Win Chan and pushes him in the interrogation room]
Morrie Grosse: Hey, hey, hey... hey. I don't mean to be rude man but no torture, no thumb screws. This is Australia, we're not allowed to get into that sort of thing mate.
Inspector Fang Sing Leng: He's Chinese, I'm Chinese. Don't worry!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit assorted fatal blows including groin kicks. See more »

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Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) See more »

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A man is a man is a man
Written by Noel Quinlan
Performed by Deena Greene
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Stupid but hugely entertaining martial arts schlock.
18 August 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

It's quite a trip watching 'The Man From Hong Kong' almost thirty years after it was made. Writer/Director Brian Trenchard-Smith went on to make the Aussie trash classic 'Turkey Shoot' and the early Nicole Kidman vehicle 'The BMX Bandits' so you know it's gonna be class all the way. 1970s buffs will get a kick out of seeing the One Armed Boxer himself (Jimmy Wang Yu) battling it out with "the Aussie Bond" George Lazenby. Their scenes together are very cheesy but a lot of fun. I almost kept expecting Jim Kelly to appear on screen at any moment ('Black Samurai' anyone?) The rest of the cast includes legendary Aussie camp icon Frank Thring, martial arts veteran Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, and half the cast of the biker classic 'Stone' (Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Rebecca Gilling, Ros Spiers, Bill Hunter). Yeah, that's right - BIKER CLASSIC. Keays-Byrne is a great favourite of mine. He's probably best known as Toecutter in 'Mad Max' (in which Ward played Fifi Macaffee), but was also in 'Mad Dog Morgan' and 'Salute Of The Jugger', two movies that have pride of place in my DVD collection. This man deserves a web page NOW! 'The Man From Hong Kong' is stupid but hugely entertaining martial arts schlock, and highly recommended. And boy, isn't that theme song catchy! I haven't been able to get it out of my head since 1975!


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