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The Pacific Connection (1974)

The avenging hero, who defeats the forces of oppression with the power of Arnis.


Luis Nepomuceno


Cesar Amigo (story & screenplay), Jacques Eheen (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Roland Dantes Roland Dantes ... Ben
Nancy Kwan ... Leni
Guy Madison ... The Old Man
Alejandro Rey ... The Governor
Gilbert Roland ... Allan
Dean Stockwell ... Miguel
Hiroshi Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka ... Mori
Elizabeth Oropesa ... Ligaya
Fred Galang Fred Galang ... Ramon
Gloria Sevilla ... Maria
Vic Diaz ... Tsang
Cole Mallard Cole Mallard ... Antonio


The avenging hero, who defeats the forces of oppression with the power of Arnis.

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Tagalog | Filipino | English

Release Date:

14 November 1974 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

South Pacific Connection See more »

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The martial art used in this movie is called Arnis or Escrima See more »

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Failed to Take Full Advange of Its Strengths
4 December 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Ben" (Roland Dantes) is a young man who is living with his parents on an island in the Philippines during the period when the Spanish governed it under the reign of Queen Isabella. "The Governor" (Alejandro Rey) is an extremely corrupt official and his two sons, "Allan" (Gilbert Roland) and "Miguel" (Dean Stockwell) are just as lustful and evil. At any rate, this movie begins with some soldiers led by both Allan and Miguel coming to the home of Ben and demanding money from Ben's father. Although they are given a bag of gold Allan decides to get fresh with Ben's mother and a fight breaks out. Not long afterward the Governor and both of his sons come in the night and kill Ben's father, rape and then kill his mother and take Ben as a prisoner. However, while escorting him to a prison the ship encounters a storm and he is swept overboard to a nearby island where he is rescued and returned back to health by the friendly islanders. Unfortunately, this isn't the end of Ben's problems with the Governor and his sons. Now rather than reveal any more of the plot and risk ruining it for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this movie had some good things going for it. For example, it had some decent actors, several beautiful women like Nancy Kwan (as "Leni") and some nice tropical scenery. Unfortunately, the director (Luis Nepomuceno) failed to take full advantage of these strengths and instead chose to feature a number of dull martial arts scenes interspersed with a couple of really ludicrous scenarios. Throw in some bad editing and the movie overall turned out to be less than it should have been. Accordingly, I rate this movie as below average.

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