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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 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:

Fast! Fierce! Fantastic! Nothing can stop . . . . The Man from Hong Kong See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is one of few dramatic Australian theatrical feature films which has filmed at Australia's seminal Uluru landmark known previously as Ayers Rock. The few others include Journey Out of Darkness (1967); A Cry in the Dark (1988); and Young Einstein (1988). 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 Missing Reel: Hong Kong Action (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sky High
Written by Clive Scott and Des Dyer
Performed by Jigsaw
Arranged by Richard Hewson
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Entertainment with a capital "E", no more no less!
2 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

I find it hard to believe that at a web-site which attracts more than 8 million people a month (that equates to 17 people a minute, one every three seconds!) that only TWO people in all these years have posted reviews of this mini-classic - "Z" grade rubbish that it is!

I LOVE this flick.

The acting is hysterical, the script at junior high-school level (I collapse on the lounge every time I hear Lazenby mouthing off to Wang Yu "I know your martial arts!") But man, this is high-voltage fun, a film that actually defies criticism. Wang Yu comes to Sydney to break up a drug smuggling ring headed up by the "and please leave your license to kill on my desk when you leave" former Bond non-event, George Lazenby. Following multiple impossible chop-socky set-to's with Lazenby's henchman, and George's own comical demise atop his penthouse, Wang Yu saves the day...and the girl! Great stuff!

If nothing else, this film earns a place in the hall of fame for delivering to the world British Jigsaw's SKY HIGH which I can never hear without remembering how young I was when this came out! Magic!

Trivia buffs might like to notice who that rather porky asian scumbag is trying to evade capture atop Ayer's Rock (now referred to as ULURU) during the early part of the flick and who later has his head unceremoniously pushed into the toilet by Wang Yu! None other than long-time Jackie Chan friend and Director - Sammo Hung! Martial arts choreographer without peer! Watch also for the exploding Toyota Crown scene at Ayer's Rock...that airborne door gave the on-set crew-members a few nervous moments!


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