Dreadnaught (1981)


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Director and master choreographer Yuen Woo-ping spins this brilliant kung-fu-thriller featuring future star Yuen Biao. The film opens with serial killer White Tiger (Yuen Shun-yee) fleeing from the authorities of rural China and hiding in a small town's opera troupe. There he covers his prominent birthmark under a layer of face paint. In that same town lives Mousey (Yuen), a shy lad who scares easily. His best friend Foon (Leung Kar-yan) decides that the only way for Mousey to conquer his … More

Rating: Unrated (violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Nov 14, 2000
Tai Seng



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A bizarre, imaginative kung fu film whose talented cast helps transcend its clashing generic conventions.

Full Review… | June 10, 2015
Village Voice
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Rollicking kung fu with lots of humor

June 29, 2004
Film Journal International

October 19, 2005

September 21, 2005

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Dreadnaught


Yuen Biao is brilliant in this martial art film. He's a coward that has the bad luck of being chased by a psycho that kills everyone who wears bells. As a laundry boy, he uses a method of kung fu to wash clothes, yet he doesn't know how to apply it on people. Highly recommended movie!

Eunice Madera

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