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Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon (1977)

Golgo 13: Kûron no kubi (original title)
Blood for Money! Sonny Chiba is "Golgo 13", a cold, calculating, ruthless assassin, working for the U.S. drug syndicate. His assignment: "take-out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His only ... See full summary »

Director:

Yukio Noda

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Isao Matsumoto (screenplay), Nobuaki Nakajima (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Duke Togo / Golgo 13 (as Sonny Chiba)
Lun Chia ... Detective Smith (as Callan)
Etsuko Shiomi ... Lam Ling (as Etsuko Shihomi)
Emi Shindô Emi Shindô ... Yip Lin
Yung-En Sun Yung-En Sun ... Kong Laan (as Elaine Sung)
Dana ... Leika
Nick Wai Kei Lam ... Chow Lui Fung
Jerry Itô Jerry Itô ... Polanski
Chih-Chung Li Chih-Chung Li ... Wong Tak Ming
Yao Lin Chen ... Chan
Shu Tong Wong ... Hung
Joana Tors Joana Tors ... Maliya
Fiona Humphrey Fiona Humphrey ... Cassowary
Chin-Lai Sung ... Lee (as Gam Shing Sung)
Tien Hsi Tang Tien Hsi Tang ... Baldy Nyudo
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Storyline

Blood for Money! Sonny Chiba is "Golgo 13", a cold, calculating, ruthless assassin, working for the U.S. drug syndicate. His assignment: "take-out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His only obstacle: a relentless cop, determined to stop him - no matter what the cost. The result is an explosive adventure through the seamy, violent streets of Hong Kong. Written by Anonymous

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A master assassin, bent on blood!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan | Hong Kong

Language:

Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 September 1977 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Golgo 13 manages to pull off one of those "bullet through the sniper rifle's mounted telescope" scenes inspired by the contemporary legend of Vietnam solider Carlos Hathcock in this film. See more »

Goofs

In the final island sequence, when Golgo 13 emerges from the sea wearing shorts there is no sign of the leg wound he received a few scenes previously. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ying xiong wu lei (1986) See more »

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I Had Fun With This One
27 February 2008 | by Scars_RemainSee all my reviews

I haven't seen any of the original anime films of Golgo 13 but I am planning on it in the near future. I had heard how gory they are so I thought this version might be pretty gory but unfortunately, it isn't. I had to watch the English dubbed version because the transfer with the subtitles was absolutely awful but it didn't take away from the experience as much as I thought it would. This is a fun movie for anyone who is into hit-man films.

Sonny Chiba does a great job as usual. I loved the grindhouse feel to this film. The action was great and so was the story, for the most part. There are some really great kung fu sequences as well. I think everyone should give this movie a shot. View it for what it is, a fun little 70's action film. Just don't expect some sort of masterpiece and you'll be just fine.


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