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Two martial artist friends from China are performing a show in the States. Trouble starts when one of them decides to defect and stay in America.

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James Yuen (screenplay), Sally Nichols (as Sally Nicholls)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Jimmy Lee (as Jet Lee)
Dick Wei ... Tiger Wong (as Dick Wyre)
Nina Li Chi ... Penny
Stephen Chow ... Andy Yau (as Sing-Chi Chow)
Mark Williams Mark Williams ... Ray (as Marc Williams)
Tom Spinoza Tom Spinoza ... Big Boss
Henry Fong ... Marco
Ko Wang Ko Wang ... Uncle
Michael McFall ... Dude
Victor Chew Victor Chew ... Bill
George Chung George Chung ... Big Boss's Killer
Adam Ngan Adam Ngan ... Tiger's Bodyguard
Wai Tong Wong Wai Tong Wong ... Tiger's Bodyguard
Martin Robinson Martin Robinson ... Policeman in Station
Bill Grossman Bill Grossman ... Policeman in Station
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Two martial artist friends from China are performing a show in the States. Trouble starts when one of them decides to defect and stay in America.

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This Dragon won't give up without a fight!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1 September 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Defector See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Canyon, Utah, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Andy Yau: [while Jimmy fights the thugs] Woooohh! Look at that punch!
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An overkill action drama with Chow and Li.
9 April 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a Hong Kong action drama movie starring Jet Li as a martial artist from China who performs a Kung-Fu in America. He stirs trouble when he decides to defect and stay in America. Though I don't remember much from this film, I do remember it is full of dry humor courtesy of Stephen Chow, which is what the film sorely needed, and lots of drama and action from Li. Just him playing a martial artist in a foreign land, trying to make ends meet, is pretty suspenseful.

However, the plot is somewhat blurry and all you really get are violent scenes after the other that are way overkill. You don't see Stephen Chow and Jet Li on screen together often, so, it is a rare film nonetheless. But, not one of the better action movies from HK I've seen.

Grade D+


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