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Legacy of Rage (1986)

Long zai jiang hu (original title)
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Brandon Ma is an average Joe but his best friend, Michael, is a sinister drug dealer with a crush on Brandon's girlfriend, May. When Michael murders a dirty cop and frames his friend, sending him to jail, Brandon returns for vengeance.

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Ronny Yu
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Credited cast:
Brandon Lee ... Brandon Ma
Michael Wong ... Michael
Regina Kent Regina Kent ... May
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Yee (as Wai-Man Chan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Onno Boelee Onno Boelee ... Caucasian prisonner 'Big Papa'
Hak Chu Hak Chu ... Mr. Wong
Tau Chu ... Michael's Thug
Raymond Sai-Hung Fung Raymond Sai-Hung Fung ... Drug Buyer's Driver
Kwok Wing Ha Kwok Wing Ha ... Michael's Thug
Shang He Shang He ... Muscle Thug's Man (as Woh Seung)
Hsin Nan Hung ... Muscle Thug's Man
Chui Kin-Wa Chui Kin-Wa ... Prisoner
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Michael's Thug (as Blacky Ko Sau-Leung)
Clifton Ko ... Hotel Manager (as Clifton Ko Chi-Sum)
Feng Ku ... Prison Guard (as Guk Fung)
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Storyline

Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael (played by Michael Wong), an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. How Brandon and Michael ever became friends is the biggest mystery in the film. In any case, Michael covets May and so he comes up with a plan that will win her for him, and solves a problem he's been having. It seems that an undercover cop named Sharky has been using his police connections to dominate the local cocaine trade, so Michael has him killed and uses Brandon as the fall guy. Brandon goes to jail, though he thinks that he will be released soon thanks to the efforts of his good buddy Michael. Eight years later Brandon finally gets out of jail. Written by Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Like father, like son...

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rachel The Belly Dancer in this film is portrayed by none other than legendary Belly Dancer, Writer, Producer, & Actress Tanya Lemani George, who is perhaps best known for her work on tv shows such as Get Smart, Star Trek, McHale's Navy, & I Dream Of Jeannie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video was cut by 2 secs to remove a shot of Brandon chopping a man in the throat. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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When will they stop dubbing?
5 April 2002 | by KhwajSee all my reviews

This was another interesting but not very exciting film. For me I was rather in-between about liking and disliking it.

To begin with it was nice seeing this as one of the very few not to mention early Brandon Lee films. At first this struck me more as a US production, considering that it was officialy released in the UK around 1993 (the same year he tragically died on the set of "The Crow").

I got my chance to watch this back in 2001. The thing that made me feel emotional after watching the film was wishing he'd still been alive to make other quality films. For me The Crow is still one film that stands out a brilliant achievement, it's not surprising to learn that there would've been so many promising role for him in the pipeline.

My only disapointment with Legacy of Rage was the fact that not much martial arts was demonstrated despite the showdown with "Enter the Dragon" co-star and Bruce Lee student Bolo Yeung. You couldn't help but feel slightly put off considering the fight didn't seem to last that long since things were more geared towards gun battles. But to top it off the dubbing was real annoyance as it's becoming both lame and outdated with most of these actor's not being able to speak their native languages, what a crock of s**t.

Overall not a bad film at all, but it's high time that voice dubbing becomes a thing of the past?


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

20 December 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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