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Eastern Condors (1987)

Dung fong tuk ying (original title)
A group of Asian prisoners is recruited, trained, armed and sent to Vietnam to destroy a stash of American weapons left behind after the Vietnam War before the Vietcong discover its location.

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Writer:

Barry Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Ming-Sun Tung
Biao Yuen ... Man Yen Chieh
Haing S. Ngor ... Yeung Lung
Joyce Godenzi ... Guerrilla Girl #1
Chi Jan Ha ... Guerrila Girl #3 (as Chi Chun Ha)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Lieutenant Lam
Melvin Wong ... Colonel Yang
Charlie Chin ... Szeto Chin
Kwok Keung Cheung ... Ching
Billy Lau ... Ching (as Lan Guang Lau)
Woo-Ping Yuen ... Yun, Yen-Hoy
Corey Yuen ... Judy Vu (as Kwai Yuen)
Lung Chan ... Potato Head
Wah Yuen ... Giggling General
Yasuaki Kurata ... General's elite soldier
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Storyline

A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook up with a trio of female freedom fighters and a happy go lucky martial artist named 'Rat'. The entire group is captured by the VC because one of them is a double agent, but they escape, cross an un-crossable bridge, and get to the secret base just ahead of the VC. By this point nearly all of the original group is dead, and it's up to Tung and Rat to fight the VC's leader, a bizarre giggling man who's lightning fast with martial arts. Written by Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

9 July 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Eastern Condors See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song that is played during the action sequences (da dadada dadada dadada) can be heard in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds during the ending sequence when one of the Basterd (dressed as a servant) runs up to a Nazi guard and shoot him with a hidden gun. See more »

Quotes

Ching: It's the Americans's fault. They got us into this. Idiot Americans, fucking America, goddamn America!
Ming-Sun Tung: When this is over, where do you think you'll go?
Ching: Back to America!
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Alternate Versions

All UK versions had to be cut by 22 secs to remove real animal cruelty to conform with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. The casualty was the scene in which Yuen Biao rips a snake's head off. This cut was waived for the Eureka Entertainment release of 2019. See more »

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MAD!
30 December 2002 | by JinxsterJonesSee all my reviews

This movie is awesome, it's another one that takes my breathe away every time I see it! The action just flows, Sammo has never looked fitter, even as a kid he wasn't this slim! Yuen Biao shows why at one time no one could touch him in the acrobatic action. Again, I'm a little biased with this film as the first time I saw it was my first experience of Hong Kong action on the Big Screen (happy days at the Scala, Kings Cross, Thank you Rick Baker et al). From the very start, when the late, great Lam Ching Ying (RIP, he went too early) scales the Flag Pole to the final slow zoom out hillside shot this film will hold you to your seat (unless you hate action). It's an action film fan treat all the way. SEE THIS MOVIE NOW! (preferably in subtitled form as some humour gets lost in translation!!)


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