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Ma tou da jue dou (1973)

A martial arts fighter, haunted by his past, takes a job as a dock worker in a small village. His vow never to fight again is tested by the cruel owner of the pier.

Director:

Ta Huang (as Tak Choy)

Writer:

Tao Liang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Shen Wei Ta (as Wai-Man Chan)
Fan Chiang ... Miss Ho
Yeh Fang ... Lee Hsi
Bolo Yeung ... Chiang Tai (as Yang Sze)
Feng Chiang Feng Chiang ... (Guest star)
Fung Yuen Fung Yuen ... Girl Beggar (as Feng Yuan)
Tin Leung ... Boss Chan (as Tin Liang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang
Ti-Ko Chen
John Cheung
Tao Chiang
Ti Chin ... Wu Ah-mao
Yuet Sang Chin
Alan Chung San Chui
Fat Chung
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A martial arts fighter, haunted by his past, takes a job as a dock worker in a small village. The villagers are dependent on the traffic that comes to the pier, which gives its cruel owner too much power over his beleaguered workers. The situation worsens when an even crueler gangster takes control. His most powerful weapon is his henchman, a muscle-bound brute, who remorselessly and easily cracks the skulls and breaks the necks of anyone who gets in the way. The new dock worker had sworn never to fight again, but the deaths of his co-workers force him to act. Written by J. Spurlin

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He's the superhuman beast from the east See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

2 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinese Hercules See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie played theaters in New York City, Cleveland, and parts of Illinois and Florida, with Blood (1973) serving as a second feature. See more »

Quotes

[last lines, dubbed version]
Lee Hsi: Please don't. I won't try to take your pier. I'll leave here. I won't come back.
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Is there no one who save the village from this massive foe?
5 August 1999 | by gcmulockSee all my reviews

A small village is under the thumb of the local cigarette-flipping Boss Chan (Liang Tim) and his hired thugs, including a giant of a man, Chiang Tai (Bolo Yeung). A man, seeking to run away from his past (he killed someone in a fight) seeks refuge there, vowing never to lift his hand against another man again.

Memorable Quotes: "First we kill 'em, then we dump 'em"


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