The Kid With the Golden Arm (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Kid With the Golden Arm (1980)

The Kid With the Golden Arm





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Master kung-fu director Chang Cheh spins another period martial arts epic. As government official Yang Yu-hang (Sun Chien) prepares to ship a wagon full of gold to end a famine in the hinterland, he learns that the villainous bandits from the Chi Sah gang -- led by the seeming invincible character with an appendage made of precious metal -- are plotting to steal the load en route. Instead, they give everyone a miss and swipe the stuff before the journey commences. When the villain's cart throws a wheel, they are attacked by a shadowy government agent named Hai To (Phillip Kwok Tsui), who displaces incredible fighting abilities when blind drunk. The gold is returned to Yang, but the Chi Sah gang vow revenge. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Cheh Chang, Ni Kuang
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 7, 2000


Chien Sun
as Yang Yu-hang
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Another hot Shaw release. Good action sequences. One of my favs as well. Note that the cover on this site is OLD. There is a newer remastered version that is crisp and clear. That is what I watch!

Dread InNY

I am always most satisfied by the indoor exterior sets in any Shaw Brothers movie. I almost prefer them to actual locations. The short running time caters perfectly to the flow of this movie. I'm still so confused on my Shaw Brothers actors, I need to start learning names.

Sean N

It gets a bit choppy and sure, the film's cheap - but WOW better than I expected. With a good Grindhouse audience, a total blast to watch. And there's some sequences are definitely must-see for martial arts movie fans. A Chang Cheh film I definitely suggest! :D

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