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Ambush (1973)

Mai fu (original title)
This movie sees Officer of the law Wan Chao-fan and his father being framed for a robbery they didn't commit. With only his father's sword at the scene and the man nowhere to be found, ... See full summary »

Director:

Meng Hua Ho

Writer:

Yang Chiang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ching Lee ... Fan Hsiu-hsiu
Hsiung Chao ... Wan Chao-fan
Chih-Ching Yang ... Fan Tze-Lung
Hsieh Wang ... Tu Pa
Dean Shek ... 'Cold Face' Kang Lieh (as Shih Tien)
Lin Tung ... Chiao Chun
Ling Chiang ... Ching Niang
Peng-Fei Li ... Wan Kung Wu
Shen Chan ... Han Chung
Hao Chen ... Tsai Hung
Peng Peng ... Wang Chung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pao-Shan Chang
Shih-Ou Chang
Yuet Sang Chin ... (as Yue-Sheng Chien)
Siu-Tung Ching ... (as Hsiao-Tung Cheng)
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This movie sees Officer of the law Wan Chao-fan and his father being framed for a robbery they didn't commit. With only his father's sword at the scene and the man nowhere to be found, retribution is aimed at Chao-fan, who flees in order to figure out who really stole the jewels so that he may get revenge and clear the Wan family name. Written by bob the moo

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

5 January 1973 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambush See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Can't even trust a windmill in this story
8 June 2019 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

It begins when the security bureau chief asks for help. His friend agrees to lead the caravan but they are ambushed by thieves. ("Ambush" = The title - Get it?) The constable son played by Chiu Hung is blamed/framed and escapes custody. This will not be the last time he is framed in this movie.

Chiu Hung is a non-martial arts dramatic actor who began martial arts roles starting with 1966 "Come Drink With Me". It would seem he has been practicing martial arts diligently on the side as his swordplay in this movie is quite good. (When actually fighting instead of the stunt double.) Many of his fight sequences have ten or more moves without a cut. He also displays good power and focus. In the final scene as a dramatic actor he delivers the worst marriage proposal in movie history with the line "Cousin, would you like to live with me in recluse?" What lady could refuse that offer? (Last sentence written in "sarcasm font".) I have watched this movie at least two if not three times over the past ten years or so and still I cannot spot Mars and Jackie Chan who both have credits as extras. The final fight was at the Shaw Brothers windmill set. This memorable set was previously used for the final fight in 1971 "Duel for Gold". In this movie the windmill assisted in the fight. Here's another better than average Shaw Brothers movie that I recommend for all fans of the genre.


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