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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Inspector Fang Sing Leng (as Jimmy Wang Yu)
... Jack Wilton
... Morrie Grosse
... Bob Taylor
Rosalind Speirs ... Caroline Thorne (as Ros Spiers)
... Assassin
... Angelica
... Willard
... Win Chan (as Hung Kam Po)
Deryck Barnes ... Veterinarian
... Peterson
Ian Jamieson ... The Drug Courier
Elaine Wong ... Chinese Girl
... Charles (as John Orschik)
Geoffrey Brown ... Thug (as Geoff Brown)
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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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$900,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A number of the cast and crew who appeared in this movie had previously worked on the earlier Australian movie Stone (1974). This included actors Hugh Keays-Byrne, Bill Hunter, Rebecca Gilling, Roger Ward, Ruth Erica, Rosalind Speirs and Deryck Barnes as well as a number of technical crew. Both films were produced by David Hannay. See more »

Goofs

At 56 minutes, Yu Wang (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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Featured in Dead End Drive-In (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Sky High
Written by Clive Scott and Des Dyer
Performed by Jigsaw
Arranged by Richard Hewson
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One of the most underestimated action movies of the 70's
4 December 2006 | by See 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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