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Fighting Madam (1987)

Tian shi xing dong (original title)
A crimefighting organization called the Angels goes up against a drug-smuggling ring headed by a female kung-fu killer.

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Teresa Woo

Writer:

Teresa Woo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideki Saijô Hideki Saijô ... Saijo
Alex Fong ... Alex, Angel #1
Moon Lee ... Moon, Angel #2
Elaine Lui ... Elaine, Angel #3
Yukari Ôshima ... Madame Yeung / Sue (English version)
David Chiang ... John Keung
Jang Lee Hwang ... Chang Lung
Chun Yang ... Drug Lord (as Kwan Yeung)
Hsieh Wang
Chi Wai Tai
Ho-Ying Sin Ho-Ying Sin
Sherman Wong Sherman Wong
Hsiung Kao ... Triad Member
Tao Chiang
Tin Sang Lung
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Storyline

The Government lays waste to Thailand's Golden Triangle poppyfields' production, and the Drug Lord seeks vengeance on the police forces involved. For 10 million Swiss Francs, he even buys the services of Madame Sue, a ruthless killer, to dispose of the Iron Angels, a trio of highly trained agents in martial arts and gunfighting... Written by Artemis-9

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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 October 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting Madam See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by Fighting Madam 2 (1988) See more »

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One of the best from the "femme fatale" genre of Hong Kong.
19 January 2013 | by tntokmenkoSee all my reviews

The plot and acting may be campy, but the action is on a higher level just below that of John Woo. The few action scenes really surprised me, and the fight choreography with both martial arts and gun play turned out to be above average. The ending is some of the best when it comes to female martial arts action, it's brutal yet believable, and for its age keeps you on the edge of your seat. For example, most female action heroes don't bleed from the face when kicked or punched, but here they do, and this adds further tension towards the protagonists' plight. To watch I would first be a fan of Asian action movies from this period, as some moments are so cheesy you'll roll your eyes. Comedy, drama, and action don't blend appropriately at times, but once again this is only expected for a Hong Kong feature of the late 80's. With a mild tolerance for cheese and martial arts, you'll no doubt love this one. Moon Lee, Elaine Lui, and Yakuri Oshima perform with deadly swiftness! - 8/10


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