Dung fong tuk ying (Eastern Condors) (1987)
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I just wish Ching Ying Lam had a bit more to do here, this is clearly a showcase for both Sammo and Yuen Biao, with Yuen Wah and the rest of the cast giving solid support to the whole thing. I can't even remember the plot, but who cares with so much badass action going everywhere? It's a hallmark in Sammo's career as a director, and it clearly shows why.
This story is very reminiscent of The Dirty Dozen in Hong Kong film.
A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given a mission to Vietnam to destroy a missile cache left by the Americans during the Vietnam War in exchange for their freedom and a chance to become American citizens. Led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung (Sammo Hung), they team up with Cambodian guerrillas, headed by Mrs. Hung, and a smuggler (Yuen Biao) to fight the VC and destroy the missile base. The film borrows liberally from American war films like The Deer Hunter and The Dirty Dozen. It has everything an action/war fan would want: explosions, liberal use of bullets and machetes, impressive kung fu scenes and stunts, and of course Russian roulette (by VC kids!). Supposedly one of Sammo's best films, and I can see why.
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