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Mr. Hercules Against Karate (1973)

Ming, ragazzi! (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 14 September 1973 (Italy)
Two Americans go to Hong Kong to rescue the son of a Chinese restaurant owner who is being held host- age by his stepmother and the sadistic owner of a Kung-Fu school.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Luciano Vincenzoni (story and screenplay), Sergio Donati (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Alberto Terracina Alberto Terracina ... Danny / Dino (as Tom Scott)
Fernando Bilbao ... Percy / Parsifal (as Fred Harris)
Jolina Collins Jolina Collins ... Ai-Lan (as Jolina Mitchell)
Chai Lee Chai Lee ... Lee-Ping
George Wang ... Ming
Sue Chang Sue Chang ... Sue
Luciano Pigozzi ... Chief of Police (as Alan Collins)
Giorgio Dolfin Giorgio Dolfin ... (as George Dolfin)
Robert Luao Robert Luao ... Fan-Ku
Renzo Marignano Renzo Marignano
Frank Nuyen Frank Nuyen ... Wang
Franco Ressel ... Assistant to Site Administrator (as Frank Ressel)
Seyna Seyn Seyna Seyn ... Mig-Not
Max Turilli Max Turilli ... Site Administrator (as Marcello Turilli)
Mr. Park's Wrestling Team Mr. Park's Wrestling Team ... Wrestling Team
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Two Americans go to Hong Kong to rescue the son of a Chinese restaurant owner who is being held host- age by his stepmother and the sadistic owner of a Kung-Fu school.

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As seen on Charge TV, horrible comedy & lack of star talent dooms this film.
11 June 2018 | by keith_xyzSee all my reviews

As I'm typing this, I discovered the movie on the terrestrial channel Charge TV at 2 a.m. I Googled "Hercules Against Karate" & read a recap from one person who disliked it. To call this "mindless kung fu action" is an understatement. There's embarrassing stereotypical portrayals of Asians whose names have unfunny puns. One notable scene includes a bar fight scene where two Americans fight football fans. Even though the scene takes place in Sydney, Australia, (If you didn't watch the beginning of the movie, you likely missed seeing the town's famous bridge & opera house and wouldn't be sure if the scene's in Sydney.) the Italian crew thought it'd be a funny & innovative idea to have the brawlers use American, not Australian football tactics. Also when I watch on TV some movie from the '60s-'90s that has an Italian crew, I'd assume Bud Spencer would be in it, like "Superfantagenio" (which I saw on the MOVIES! channel as "Aladdin"). But I can't recognize the lead actor here, but maybe it's better I recognize nobody. I already had the bad movie experience of watching "The Counselor" which Brad Pitt was in but the star, among many, was Michael Fassbender. Anyway back to this movie. There's a really bad proportion of comedy to action scenes, as in there's way too much slapstick which is intended for yuks but I'm just cringing silently. You'd think films this crappy would appear on Netflix or even YouTube. But I think anybody who worked on "Hercules Against Karate" or in media knows better to put it on the Internet, & somehow it finds its way in a rabbit-ear channel. In conclusion, two thumbs down, & I better go to bed.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 September 1973 (Italy) See more »

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Runtime:

(1975) (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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