The Black Boss, Yellow Tiger and Merciless Tsang join forces and rob a million dollars from a bank. Black Boss hides the money temporarily with only his daughter knowing the secret location...
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The Black Boss, Yellow Tiger and Merciless Tsang join forces and rob a million dollars from a bank. Black Boss hides the money temporarily with only his daughter knowing the secret location. His comrades become impatient for their split and Black Boss ends up dead. Now his daughter must rush to recover the money and outfox her pursuers.
The 1987 UK video version was cut by 33 secs by the BBFC to edit shots of a spear stabbing into a girl's groin and to remove footage of a man being held by his hair while being hit in the throat. See more »
It goes without saying that you shouldn't expect much from a movie with such a title as 'Strike of the Thunderkick Tiger'. This is your typical 70s kung-fu movie with a weak plot, crazy dubbing, and lots of random hero vs a dozen villains fight-scenes.
I watched this movie twice, yet still managed to not understand the story at all. As far as I can tell, three criminals (with bizarre names) rob a bank, but only one knows where it is eventually hidden. Of course, he dies, and the key to the money's location is hidden inside a Rubik's cube, in the possession of his daughter. The other two criminals, and their respective gangs, try to catch the daughter, but are opposed (for reasons I couldn't figure out) by Casanova Wong's character Thunderkick Tiger. That's quite a name he has there: according to one of the gang leaders, Tiger's legs were once completely broken, but then healed and became stronger than a normal persons legs, and now he is Thunderkick Tiger. That's normal, isn't it?
That's about it. The rest of the movie is Thunderkick Tiger thunderkicking away at gang-members, while never providing any reason for why he is protecting the girl - his character doesn't come off as a nice guy. Don't let his bowl-cut and wimpy mustache fool you, he's not a simple do-gooder, so why is he helping her?
And then comes the conclusion. Don't get me wrong, I thought most of the movie was great fun. There are a lot of cheesy laughs, right until the ending, which just so happens to be one of the worst-movie endings ever. Not to give anything away, but even though the movie was b-grade and lacking in plot, I still found the ending disappointing. It is one of those "what the hell?" moments, that all you can do is sit back and say "what the hell?".
3/10 - Pretty cheesy stuff.
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