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The Dragon Flies (1975)

The Man from Hong Kong (original title)
Hong Kong cop and martial artist Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. The dealer is assassinated, so Leng decides to single-handedly wage a war against Jack Wilton, the crime lord responsible for the killing.

Directors:

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

Writer:

Brian Trenchard-Smith (as Brian Trenchard Smith)
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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 ... Veterinary Doctor
Bill Hunter ... Peterson
Ian Jamieson Ian Jamieson ... Drug Courier
Elaine Wong Elaine Wong ... Chinese Girl
John Orcsik ... Charles (as John Orschik)
Geoffrey Brown Geoffrey Brown ... Martial Arts Heavy (as Geoff Brown)
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Storyline

Hong Kong cop and martial artist Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. The dealer is assassinated, so Leng decides to single-handedly wage a war against Jack Wilton, the crime lord responsible for the killing.

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The Devil dies when the Dragon flies. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The film was intended to star Bruce Lee. 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

[after fighting on top of Uluru]
Bob Taylor: Welcome to Australia, Mr. Chan. I'm Taylor, Federal Narcotics Bureau. And you're wanted in Hong Kong for robbery, drug peddling, and murder. Oh yeah, we've been expecting you. So do yourself a favor and answer a few questions. Who sent you? Who do you work for? You're no use to them, now.
Win Chan: [in Mandarin] Stick your head up your ass... and close it after you.
Bob Taylor: Yeah, and I love you, too. Now, what are their names?
[Chan spits at his feet]
Bob Taylor: No speakity English, huh? Okay... ...
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Alternate Versions

The original US versions cut two scenes due to 20th Century Fox's concern that Hugh Keays-Byrne's "Australian" accent in these scenes would be indecipherable to American audiences (despite the fact that Keays-Byrne was English). These were:
  • Morrie Grosse's "55 Days at Peking" rant with Fang at a gas station.
  • Grosse questioning Caroline about Fang's disappearance.
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Connections

References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Is A Man Is A Man
Sung by Deena Greene
Composed by Noel Quinlan
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One of the most underestimated action movies of the 70's
4 December 2006 | by amiller-2See all my reviews

Who could forget the sound track by Ace, and the action of this movie, never mind the fact that George Lazenby, the dejected Bond, who really could have been one of the best was also in the film.

In the era of remastering and re-issuing of so much crap, why not get this classic off the shelf, blow off the dust and put it onto DVD! I'll buy it.

Even though I had trough finding it in the USA as it was under a different name!

This is a great action film, with all the stunts, kung fu, you could possibly want in a movie. Released in 1975 it captures all the best of the Bruce Lee films but with good sound and picture quality. A not to missed film.

If you can find a copy on tape, let me know.


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Details

Country:

Australia | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

August 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Flies See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD535,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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