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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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Inspector Fang Sing Leng (as Jimmy Wang Yu)
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Rosalind Speirs ...
Caroline Thorne (as Ros Spiers)
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Angelica
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Willard
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Win Chan (as Hung Kam Po)
Deryck Barnes ...
Veterinarian
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Peterson
Ian Jamieson ...
The Drug Courier
Elaine Wong ...
Chinese Girl
John Orcsik ...
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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August 1975 (USA)  »

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Dragon Flies  »

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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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References 55 Days at Peking (1963) See more »

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A man is a man is a man
Written by Noel Quinlan
Performed by Deena Greene
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Aussie Action classic......fnerk!
21 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

"The Man from Hong Kong" is a lost classic of the "so bad it's good variety" which almost defies neat encapsualtion. Forget the at times seemingly ad-libbed script (the two Aussie coppers appear to be making it up as they go along), forget acting which only very occasionally rises to the modest standard of George Lazenby's gifts, forget even the sight of Aussie icon Rebecca Gilling showing off all her ample charms - the real fascination in this film if how every big budget action film cliche is thrown in here - but done on the lowest possible budget. The exploding Toyota Crown at the highlight of the pre-title sequence is a dead giveaway. So is the scene where the guy falls off the ladder. He just falls off the ladder..... thud! And the way the two guys at the beginning *run* to the top of Uluru and duke it out. Like you can do that....

A great film to watch with some rowdy friends.


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