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The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)

Jin bi tong (original title)
Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

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Cheh Chang

Writers:

Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chien Sun Chien Sun ... Iron Feet Yang Hu Yun
Meng Lo ... Boss 'Golden Arms' (as Mang Lo)
Feng Lu Feng Lu ... Silver Spear
Sheng Chiang Sheng Chiang ... Short Axe Fang Shih
Helen Poon ... Leng Feng
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Agent Hai Tao (as Kuo Chui)
Pai Wei Pai Wei ... Swordsman Li Chin-Ming
Dick Wei ... Sand Palm Fighter
Lung Wei Wang Lung Wei Wang ... Iron Robe
Hsiung Yang Hsiung Yang ... Brass Head
Shu-Pei Sun ... Long Axe Yen Chiu
Tai-Ping Yu Tai-Ping Yu ... Wang Sheng Tien
Hsin Hsiang Sun Hsin Hsiang Sun ... Wang Sheng Yu
Jamie Luk ... Chi Sha Fighter (as Chien-Ming Lu)
Hang-Sheng Wu Hang-Sheng Wu
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Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be Good or Be Dead!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

2 November 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kid with the Golden Arm See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Iron Robe signals his distress flare (just before his fight with Hai Toh), fishing line can clearly be seen suspending the lit flare in mid-air. See more »

Quotes

Swordsman Li Chin-Ming: [challenging Golden Arm] Get your weapon!
Golden Arm: I already have mine. That's my arms. Your sword's good, I'll admit. Still, if you should lose it... you're finished. But my arms, they always stay with me.
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Shaw Bros. classic
16 January 2014 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

The Kid With The Golden Arm is a classic kung fu flick with the Venom mob reunited once again in front of the screen and the legendary Chang Cheh calling the shots behind the camera. There are many collaborations between The Five Deadly Venoms cast and director Chang Cheh during the 70's and early 80's. All that I have seen are of similar quality to this and deliver. TKWTGA is also the name of the title villain, played by Lo Meng. Meng is a nearly invincible warrior with a muscular build and deadly martial art skills. He also leads a vicious gang who sets to rob a shipment of gold to a famine stricken area. Philip Kwok is the hero of the show. He plays a drunken constable that is quite clever and awesome at kung fu that shows up to help the gold courier escorts guard the gold. The story unfolds with non stop kung fu action. Well choreographed and photographed under the familiar backdrop of the Shaw Bros. studio set. There is an abundance of superhuman kung fu fighting, fights with fists, kicks and a variety of weapons. The action is often bloody with Chang Cheh's signature stomach wound happening frequently. In summary The Kid With The Golden Arm has everything a kung fu movie needs and a top quality entry in the golden era of Hong Kong martial arts cinema.


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