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Karado: The Kung Fu Flash (1973)

Xiao ba wang (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 1973 (USA)
Ah Lung is a decent Law biding citizen armed with deadly martial arts skills he discovers he has a brother who is a gangster, Man Ho.


Joseph Kong (as Kong Hung)


Joseph Kong (as Kong Hung)


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Credited cast:
Lik Cheung
Yeh Fang
Bolo Yeung ... Tiger (as Sze Yang)
James Nam ... Man Ho (as Hsun Nankung)
Anna Ho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan
Shao-Hung Chan
Chien Kang Chen Chien Kang Chen
Jackie Chen
Yuet Sang Chin
Ming Chiu
Alan Chung San Chui
Yun Ho
Queenie Kong
Wen Lai


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Here comes Karado! He's quick as a Cougar! hits like a Tiger! and preys on Man! This cat is Wild! See more »


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1973 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Referenced in The Get-Man (1974) See more »

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Has all the flaws of the worst martial arts movies
1 October 2019 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

It starts with a fight and it is a good fight. The movie totally stinks otherwise. The plot begins with the martial arts expert who has promised his mother he will not fight. Everywhere he goes people fight him for paper thin or total nonsense reasons. He leaves town and drags his mother along with him. There is no way a situation like that can result in entertainment. In the next town he gets in fights either because he might be a rebel or he might not be a rebel, whatever is appropriate at the moment.

Bolo is introduced as the villain yet he does nothing to show the viewer that he is a bad guy at all. Bolo challenges the hero to a fight and Bolo loses. (I can only remember one fight in all the movies Bolo did that he won.) Upon losing, Bolo offers friendship, but the hero refuses. Again, Bolo as the villain is just not coming across. The hero next meets his long lost brother. Brother tries to stab him in his sleep! What a reunion. Hero has no problem forgiving him for that but he cannot forgive him for working for Bolo.

Overall no one in this movie can act even for the briefest moment. The storyline makes no sense or consistency. The English dubbing is forced to fit the exact moments the actors are moving their lips and the tone of the voice actors is cartoonish.

There are plenty of fights but after the third fight or so it is all just the same thing over and over again. The use of the nunchucks as a weapon is totally unrealistic as choreographed. It is not the worst martial arts movie ever made but it has all of the fatal flaws of the worst. There were no special moments. I watched it once and I will never watch it again.

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