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Lao jia lao nu lao shang lao (1978)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1978 (USA)
A chauffeur is pursued by drug dealers after his boss, a convicted drug kingpin, is sentenced to death.

Director:

Tso Nam Lee (as Lee Tso-Nan)

Writers:

Si Ting Sing (screenplay), Shan-Hsi Ting
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Li ... Chauffeur Fang Pao (as Ho Chung Tao)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Mr. King
Michelle Yim ... Chauffeur's Girlfriend (as Mai Suet)
Dana Dana ... Mr. Chen's Second Wife (as Danna)
Ming Chin Ming Chin ... Mr. Chen's Bodyguard (as Chin Ming)
David Cheng David Cheng
Yuen Kao Yuen Kao ... (as Kuo Yen)
Wei Nei Wei Nei
Cho-Cho Lai Cho-Cho Lai ... Chauffeur's Mother (as Li Chi Chi)
Kin-Man Lee Kin-Man Lee
Pei Pei Man Pei Pei Man
Tung Ng Tung Ng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man-Biu Bak Man-Biu Bak
Yi-Hsiung Chi Yi-Hsiung Chi
Li Jen Ho Li Jen Ho
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Storyline

In Hong Kong, a poor young man not bad at kung fu is taking a beating for a debt he can't pay to keep his ill mother, when a wealthy businessman sees him, and hires him as his new chauffeur. Fang Pao (Bruce Li) is delighted, since his uncle already worked for Mr. Chen as gardener, and a friend of his as the industrialist's bodyguard. Fang Pao is taken to the criminal police headquarters for questioning, while his boss is arrested and sentenced to death in Bangkok for drug smuggling. It's up to Fang Pao to unravel the mystery behind his boss's downfall before he is executed. Mr. Chen's second wife (Dana Tsen) looks more worried with what she may inherit from his death than in postponing it; Jimmy, his good friend, is actually Mrs. Chen's lover; the lawyer has a row with Mrs. Chen and seems to loose interest in the case. Eventually, Mr. King, the Bangkok's associate, comes in help of the jobless chauffeur, offering him a new position - but only to better bribe him out of his secret. The... Written by Artemis-9

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Taglines:

The incredible BRUCE LI - one man against an army of death-dealing destroyers. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fúria do Indomável See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Production Co:

First Films See more »
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Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Unsurprising for the most part
26 June 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Though I love Hong Kong cinema made from the 1980s onward, I have to confess that I find offerings made in the 1970s interchangeable - and not in a good way. If you have seen your share of 1970s martial arts movies, much of what you'll see in this particular example will come across as not surprising in the least. The only novelty is to watch the movie to find elements that are unique, which isn't all that often. Though the fight sequences occasionally showcase an interesting martial arts move, they are otherwise standard stuff - and these fights are supposed to be the main selling point! The movie musical score is often a strange electronic melody, almost John Carpenterish in nature at times. Apart from what I mentioned, the only other unique element the movie has is that the current public domain print available uses some of the worst pan-and- scanning you have ever seen. I say skip this movie, unless you have for some reason a great interest in the star and Hong Kong cinema of this period - and even then you might find this tough going at times.


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