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Dung fong tuk ying (1987)

An action film about a daring commando raid into Vietnam to destroy a munitions dump left behind by American marines.

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Writer:

Barry Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Ming-Sun Tung
Biao Yuen ... Man Yen Chieh
Haing S. Ngor ... Yeung Lung
Joyce Godenzi ... Guerrilla Girl #1
Chi Jan Ha ... Guerrila Girl #3 (as Chi Chun Ha)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Lieutenant Lam
Melvin Wong ... Colonel Yang
Charlie Chin ... Szeto Chin
Kwok Keung Cheung ... Ching
Billy Lau ... Ching (as Lan Guang Lau)
Woo-Ping Yuen ... Yun, Yen-Hoy
Corey Yuen ... Judy Vu (as Kwai Yuen)
Lung Chan ... Potato Head
Wah Yuen ... Giggling General
Yasuaki Kurata ... General's elite soldier
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Storyline

A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook up with a trio of female freedom fighters and a happy go lucky martial artist named 'Rat'. The entire group is captured by the VC because one of them is a double agent, but they escape, cross an un-crossable bridge, and get to the secret base just ahead of the VC. By this point nearly all of the original group is dead, and it's up to Tung and Rat to fight the VC's leader, a bizarre giggling man who's lightning fast with martial arts. Written by Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

9 July 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Eastern Condors See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sammo Hung met his wife to be Joyce Godenzi while making this movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

Dubbed version changes characters names making all of the soldiers Chinese in origin while Cantonese version has some Vietnamese. Dubbed version also lacks a scene with the Lieutenant climbing a flag ole near the beginning and 2 brief instances of violence during climax. See more »

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28 June 2006 | by winner55See all my reviews

This is the original "balls-to-the-wall" Hong Kong action film. really, once the ex-con commandos parachute into Vietnam to dispose of a hidden arsenal the US left behind during the pull-out, the action never stops. Shootings, stabbing, explosions, and wild kung fu - with almost no discernible wire-works - the film is virtually one violent confrontation after another.

which of course is the weakness of the film. Although Sammo Hung became known as a director thanks largely to an exquisite sense of the comedic, the comic touches here get swamped by the action. also, we never get to know any of these fighters very well - character development reduces to a selection of whatever cliché would fit a character if the character had a personality. None of them do. And finally I have to remark that what little drama there really is in the film, is all pretty grim.

Still, this film is not, in the last analysis, about drama, character, or humor; it sets out to be THE action film of its decade. Whether it succeeds or not is debatable; but it certainly makes the right effort for it.


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