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Mean Streets of Kung-Fu (1973)

Jue bu di tou (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 1982 (USA)
When challenged by a local gangster, a top martial arts student (Barry Chan) proves his skill and determination and defeats the thug. Now it's open warfare and fierce battles between the forces of good and evil.

Director:

Dao Yang

Writer:

Dao Yang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barry Chan ... (as Wei Tzu Yun)
Yi Hou
Chiang Chen Chiang Chen ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ting Chao
Hui Lou Chen
Ching-Hsia Chiang Ching-Hsia Chiang
Chi-Yu Kong Chi-Yu Kong
Pin Liang Pin Liang
Han Lin Han Lin
Ping Lu
Li-Pao Ou Li-Pao Ou
Chien Tsao Chien Tsao
Kun Wu Kun Wu
Chao-Hsu Yeh Chao-Hsu Yeh
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When challenged by a local gangster, a top martial arts student (Barry Chan) proves his skill and determination and defeats the thug. Now it's open warfare and fierce battles between the forces of good and evil.

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martial arts | fighting | See All (2) »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mean Streets of Kung-Fu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hua Hsia Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Pretty good '70s chop-socky melodrama
31 May 2012 | by InjunNoseSee all my reviews

Pretty good '70s chop-socky melodrama featuring the personable Barry Chan, otherwise known as Wei Tze-yung (actually credited here as Wai Tze-wen). Star of a number of independently-made kung fu flicks like "The Brave Lion" and "Mantis Combat", Chan had very respectable fighting and acting skills and should have become at least a modest success but, unfortunately, is not widely remembered today. In this film, he plays a virtuous kung fu student framed for the murder of a young woman (part of a larger criminal conspiracy to get his sifu out of the picture and take over the town), and there's no shortage of action as Chan simultaneously battles the bad guys and attempts to prove his innocence to the police. The fights are nicely choreographed by Lam Yue-chuen, and the thunderous, histrionic musical cues will warm the cockles of your heart if you grew up watching USA Network's "Kung Fu Theater". Six and a half stars.


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