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Eastern Condors (1987)

Dung fong tuk ying (original title)
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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Although considered "overweight", Sammo Hung is fully capable of kicking, punching, and flipping. 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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References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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"Dirty Dozen" Hongkong-style
20 April 1999 | by PuckiSee all my reviews

A bunch of chinese-american prisoners is sent to Vietnam after the war has ended to destroy an ammo depot deep in the vietnamese jungle. Intended just as camouflage for the real commando mission they soon have to do the job on their own and for most of them it will be their final mission.

This is, by all means, the best of Sammo's directorial efforts (including his collaborations with Jackie Chan). The action-adventure is well-paced, well acted (even if Haing S. Ngor's acting is a bit campy) and has all trademark-action scenes we are meanwhile used to see from John Woo - and with a nice touch of Sammo's kind of humour. The final showdown in the subterranean missile depot is a must-see, alone for the great set design (but the fight scenes are terrific, too).


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