The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies)

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The Far East and the Land Down Under are about to have a head-on collision in this action drama. Fang (Jimmy Wang Yu) is an undercover detective from Hong Kong sent to Australia to crack open the operation of a Sydney mob boss named Wilton (George Lazenby). Fang puts his skills as a hang glider pilot and martial arts master to work as he sets up Wilton for a literally explosive finale. Samo Hung (aka Kim Po Hung), later to become a major martial arts star in his own right, appears in a supporting role and has an impressive battle with an Australian cop. The film also features the song "Sky High" by Jigsaw, which would go on to become a Top 40 hit. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies)

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  • The Man From Hong Kong's cracking pace tapers over less than stellar acting, and the film holds up well in the context of a chopsocky fun ride.

    Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The Man From Hong Kong is a fantastic piece of cheesy, schlocky fun that has fantastic stunts, a cool hero and villain, colourful cinematography and a light, self-aware sense of humour that makes the film soar sky high.

    Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's great fun and one hell of a calling card as the debut feature from the man who would become Australia's action king.

    Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The Man From Hong Kong is a rare success, both in terms of blending Eastern and Western action styles and of providing a snapshot of how no-holds-barred Aussie cinema was at the time.

    Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The film is one of the few Australian made kung fu action movies and is also notable for its superb cinematography by Russell Boyd %u2013 the brilliant lenser who went on to win the Oscar for his work on Master & Commander

    Dec 7, 2008 | Full Review…
  • The Man From Hong Kong is a ballsy film also because of the inventive and uninhibited approach to storytelling, the death-defying stunts and for its genre-bending approach to the Asian martial arts flick.

    Sep 25, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies)

  • Mar 02, 2009
    A great excuse for great stunts and crazy action. I mean the people and vehicles involved in this film are superhuman in durability and stamina that ends up making for some incredible sequences. Of course the scenes in-between the action are very good, but their frequent laughability, and oh did I mention the action, make up for it. Plus: where else are you going to see the One-Armed Swordsman go after James Bond, with the help and hindering of the Toecutter and Fifi from Mad Max.
    Patrick D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2007
    Good entertaining chop-socky action film with some great stunts.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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