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Dreadnaught (1981)

Yong zhe wu ju (original title)
A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One... See full summary »

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Woo-Ping Yuen

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ... Mousy
Ka-Yan Leung ... Leung Foon
Shun-Yee Yuen Shun-Yee Yuen ... White Tiger
Tak-Hing Kwan Tak-Hing Kwan ... Wong Fei-Hung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Hsing Chao ... Chee
Yun-Kin Chow ... Kwun
Lee Chun-Wa ... Biggie / Big Mouth
Mei Sheng Fan ... Marshall Pao
Hark-On Fung ... Demon Tailor
Kar-Fung Kam Kar-Fung Kam ... White Tiger's Wife
Phillip Ko ... Master Tam
Lily Li ... Mousy's sister
Kwai Shan ... Curly Fingers / Navy Kung Fu teach / Iron Swallon
Ching Tang ... Mousy's girlfriend
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Bounty Hunter #1
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A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One person he unsuccessfully tries to kill several times is a cowardly laundry man named "Mousy" who manages to escape mostly by running and hiding. When a very close friend of Mousy's is killed by the White Tiger, Mousy overcomes his cowardliness enough to seek revenge. Spectacular martial arts and acrobatics highlight the film, including a well choreographed fight between two pairs of men in dragon costume. Written by Kevin Risch <krisch@intranet.on.ca>

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 June 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreadnaught See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

For the UK VHS version of Dreadnaught released in 1999, the BBFC cut 4 seconds. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Iron Monkey (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of the Passing Train
Performed by Li Tai-Hsiang
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Clever, funny and off the wall
1 August 2000 | by dubnutSee all my reviews

This film begins so similarly to Young Master that I almost felt I was rewatching it. However, to my surprise, it matched and surpassed the classic Jackie Chan movie by miles. The Dragon/Lion fight scene is worth the admission price alone, and it only gets better after that. The comedy is almost Martin/Lewis, and the fighting is amazingly choreographed. Anything less would be your standard Kung Fu fare.

Highly recommended.


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