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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.

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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 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 Devil Dies when the Dragon Flies See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Kevin Broadribb: One of the film's publicity co-ordinators as a thug. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Sky High
Written by Clive Scott and Des Dyer
Performed by Jigsaw
Arranged by Richard Hewson
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Eric in Kansas writes....
14 October 2004 | by ejkauSee all my reviews

This movie isn't half as bad as the previous review would have you believe. It doesn't have the best plot or actors, but it is entertaining. There are great location shots of Uluru, Sydney Harbor and many other places. The movie is entertaining and does have lots of fight scenes. You've got to have somewhat of a sense of humour when watching it. Remember that it was a product of the time period. The fashion, the acting, the premise of the movie, the politics of the time. Take it for what it is. As for George Lazenby, the only thing unfortunate about his part in the movie, is that he isn't in it enough. Not enough presence of the great George Lazenby, the BEST James Bond by far. His acting in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' is far better than many would have you believe. And it is to his effort, and interpretation of Bond that made that movie the best of the Bond movies. He is quite simply a fine actor and a victim of mass media misinterpretation. Thank you for reading.


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