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Chinatown Kid (1977)

Tang ren jie xiao zi (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 1978 (USA)
After getting in trouble with local gangs, a young man (Fu Sheng) flees to San Francisco, where the same gangs are still causing problems. He becomes a part of one gang, and eventually ... See full summary »

Director:

Cheh Chang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheng Fu ... Tan Tung (as Alexander Fu Sheng)
Shirley Yu ... Lena Chen
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... Hsin Wa (as Yin Yin Shaw)
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... White Dragon boss Hsiao Pai-lung (as Kuo Chui)
Jenny Tseng ... Yvonne / Lee Wa Fung (as Jenny)
Chien Sun ... Yang Chien-wen
Hung Tsai ... Wan
Ching-Ho Wang ... Tung's Grandfather
Lung-Wei Wang ... Hsu Hao
Ti Lu ... Mr. Yang
Yung Henry Yu ... Longshoreman Hsiang
Ping Ha ... Mrs. Hsu (as Hsia Ping)
Chih-Ching Yang ... Restaurant Owner Chen
Kuan-Chung Ku ... Cook Hsiao Ting
Nan Chiang ... Laundry Owner Lee
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Storyline

After getting in trouble with local gangs, a young man (Fu Sheng) flees to San Francisco, where the same gangs are still causing problems. He becomes a part of one gang, and eventually decides to play them against each other in order to clean up the town.

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Taglines:

He was the Leader of the White Dragons...the Toughest Gang on any Turf!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Goofs

Despite the fact that the majority of the film takes place in San Francisco, all cars shown have the steering wheel on the right-hand side and drive on the left-hand side of the road. See more »

Alternate Versions

The English dubbed version and the Mandarin language version are almost two completely different films. The Mandarin cut is about 90 minutes and ends with the hero and the villain being arrested. The English dubbed cut is 115 minutes, features far more fight footage, additional "darker" footage of the hero's more villainous ways, and alternate sequences including the original ending in which the hero dies in the final battle along with the villain. See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma Part 4: Television Trauma (2017) See more »

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Fu Sheng Was Awesome
19 May 2007 | by Marcus230See all my reviews

After watching the recently released and remastered version of Heaven And Hell, I started digging through my collection and found possibly Fu Sheng's greatest film, The Chinatown Kid. This kung fu gangster story sports some awesome fight scenes and is a perfect example of why Shaw Brothers was truly a dynasty back in the day. With fantastic fighting skills, matinée idol looks, and magnetic charisma, Fu Sheng was on his way to becoming one of the greatest stars ever in Hong Kong cinema. Unfortunately, an automobile accident took him away from us too soon. This classic, featuring Fu and the original 5 venoms really needs a legitimate release. Hopefully, it will happen in my lifetime.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinatown Kid See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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