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Dragon Fight (1989)

Lung joi tin ngai (original title)
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 ... Lei Kwok-Lap (as Jet Lee)
Nina Li Chi ... Kuen (as Nina Li)
Dick Wei ... Wong Wai (as C. L. Tu)
Stephen Chow ... Yau (as Chow Sing Chi)
Henry Fong ... Marco
Wang Ko Wang Ko ... Uncle Man
Mark Williams Mark Williams ... Marco's Bodyguard (as Marc D. Williams)
Victor Chew Victor Chew ... Ping
Michael McFall ... Tong
Tom Spinoza Tom Spinoza ... Big Boss
George Chung George Chung ... Big Boss's Killer
Ernie Reyes Sr. Ernie Reyes Sr. ... Big Boss's Killer (as Ernie Reyes)
Adam Ngan Adam Ngan ... Wai's Bodyguard
Wai Tong Wong Wai Tong Wong ... Wai's Bodyguard
Fong Chung Ming Fong Chung Ming ... Ambassador of China
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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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Taglines:

This Dragon won't give up without a fight!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Details

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:

1.85 : 1
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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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