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Dung fong tuk ying (Eastern Condors) (1987)





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Actor/director Sammo Hung gathered an international cast including the late Oscar winner Dr. Haing S. Ngor (The Killing Fields) and some of the most recognizable faces in Hong Kong cinema for this action-packed martial arts adventure. Set in 1976, the film focuses on a ragtag group of Chinese and Vietnamese prisoners trained by the United States government to carry out a potentially suicidal parachute mission into Vietnam. They are charged with destroying a cache of American weapons accidentally left behind when Saigon fell the previous year before they are recovered by the Vietcong. Led by Tung Ming-sun (Hung), the troops are escorted by a trio of hardbitten female guerrilla fighters from Cambodia (led by Joyce Godenzi), and guided by a black market peddler (Yuen Biao) and his insane uncle (Ngor). Chased by a crazed Vietnamese colonel (Yuen Wah), the team makes their way to the underground storage complex for a violent, impressively staged finale. Blending traditional genre elements with those of the American war film (notably The Dirty Dozen), the film co-stars Corey Yuen, Yuen Woo-ping, Dick Wei, and Phillip Ko, among a host of other familiar genre regulars. The dubbed version released by Tai Seng changes some character names to eliminate any Vietnamese among the heroes and cuts three sequences available in subtitled import editions from other distributors. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovimore
Rating: R (violence, language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Barry Wong
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On DVD: Feb 16, 1999
Tai Seng

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September 27, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Austin Chronicle

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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.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

This story is very reminiscent of The Dirty Dozen in Hong Kong film.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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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