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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 Sydney to extradite a drug dealer, but when the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, an untouchable crime lord.

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 cop and martial artist Fang Sing Leng travels to Sydney to extradite a drug dealer, but when the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, an untouchable crime lord.

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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

First Australian theatrical feature film acting credit for Australian actor George Lazenby. 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 Cantonese] 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 UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit assorted fatal blows including groin kicks. See more »

Connections

References 55 Days at Peking (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Sky High
Written by Clive Scott and Des Dyer
Performed by Jigsaw
Arranged by Richard Hewson
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Sky high
8 November 2019 | by RrrobertSee all my reviews

Very enjoyable film for those that love action and martial arts. Others might find the extended fight and chase sequences too long.

Jimmy Wang Yu is a decent fighter but lacks the charisma, acting ability and screen presence of Bruce Lee (who, let's face it, very few could match).

George Lazenby as a debonair but menacing villain and Hugh Keays-Byrne and Roger Ward provide excellent support. All are great to watch.

Grant Page's extended fight sequence was a highlight for me as was a car chase later in the film.

Fantastic Australian locations (fewer glimpses of Hong Kong).


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