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Maegwon (1979)

Two of Asia's biggest martial arts stars team up in this excellent offering from Korea. Two sons swear to avenge their father's murder. They set off in search of the last man to see him alive.

Director:

Si-Hyeon Kim

Writer:

Jung-Keun Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dragon Lee
Carter Wong ... Master Kwan (as Carter Hwang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-su Ahn Jin-su Ahn
Martin Chiu Martin Chiu
Hyeong-Kan Choi Hyeong-Kan Choi
Il Choi Il Choi
Min Kyu Choi Min Kyu Choi ... (as Chui Man Fooi)
Jeong-Kuk Jang Jeong-Kuk Jang
Ju-Hyeon Jeong Ju-Hyeon Jeong
Ji-hye Kim Ji-hye Kim ... (as Sheila Kim)
Suk-koo Lee Suk-koo Lee
Ye-Min Lee Ye-Min Lee
Burt Lim Burt Lim
Ja-ho Lim Ja-ho Lim
Do-shik Ma Do-shik Ma
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Two of Asia's biggest martial arts stars team up in this excellent offering from Korea. Two sons swear to avenge their father's murder. They set off in search of the last man to see him alive.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

South Korea | Hong Kong

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission for the Dragon See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Good for a Bruceplotation film
5 December 2005 | by SparagmosSee all my reviews

"Mission For The Dragon" (or as it is called on IMDb, Rage of the Dragon) is actually one of the better Bruceplotation films which flooded Hong Kong cinema in the late 70s after Bruce Lee's death. The basic plot is familiar to anyone who has seen more than about four martial arts films. A kung fu student, here played by Dragon Lee, finds out that his father has been murdered, and so trains a little harder and sets out to avenge his death. Carter Wong, who starred in the "18 Bronzemen" plays the chief villain and it's not really a spoiler to say as with all films of the genre it ends with a climatic fight between the two leads.

It doesn't come close to the brilliance of Bruce Lee, or even the early work of Jackie Chan, but there is enough fighting to keep an easily amused viewer occupied for 80 odd minutes.


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