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Challenge of the Tiger (1980)

Mie jue qi qi (original title)
Two CIA agents - a kung fu master (Bruce Le) and a suave womanizer (Richard Harrison) - track the stolen formula for a super-sterility drug from Spain to Hong Kong, battling Neo-Nazi terrorists and a Vietnamese spy ring for its possession.

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Bruce Le, Luigi Batzella (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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Bruce Le (screenplay), Fan Pan (screenplay) (as Poon Fan)
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Cast overview:
Bruce Le ... Huang Lung
Richard Harrison ... Richard Cannon
Jung-Lee Hwang ... Comrade Yang (as Wang Jang Lee)
Nadiuska ... Maria
Brad Harris ... Leopard (as Bradford Harris)
May Hong May Hong ... Asian Girl
Tito García ... Boss (as Tito Garcia)
Tao Chiang ... Henchman Kong / Convict (as Kong To)
Sharon Shira Sharon Shira ... Anna (as Sharon Schirra)
Bolo Yeung ... Chang / Pang (as Yang Sze)
Josef Laufer ... Joe (as Joe Laufer)
Dick Randall ... Dick
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Two CIA agents - a kung fu master (Bruce Le) and a suave womanizer (Richard Harrison) - track the stolen formula for a super-sterility drug from Spain to Hong Kong, battling Neo-Nazi terrorists and a Vietnamese spy ring for its possession.

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Release Date:

1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Gymkata Killer See more »

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Macau, China See more »

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Dragon Films Company See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Doomed by a Low-Budget and Poor Direction
25 August 2017 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

After two scientists are killed and their formula--which can cause infertility for entire male populations--is stolen by a neo-nazi organization, two CIA agents by the names of "Huang Lung" (Bruce Le) and "Richard Cannon" (Richard Harrison) are sent to Spain to retrieve it from a woman named "Maria" (Nadiuska) who has it in her possession. Unfortunately, she manages to outwit them and so they then have to proceed to Hong Kong before she can give it to her superiors who intend to sell it on the black market. To further complicate things, the Vietnamese government also wants to get their hands on this formula and so they send a agents after it and the CIA agents as well. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this movie had the potential for being a solid "secret agent/martial arts film" in that it had a decent overall plot and some nice locations to back it up. It also had some fairly attractive actresses in May Hong (as the female Vietnamese agent), Sharon Shira (as "Anna") and the aforementioned Nadiuska to further brighten the scenery. Unfortunately, the overall production values were extremely low-budget, the scripts were laughably bad, and the scenes were much too disorganized and convoluted to merit any rating higher than what I have given. Below average.


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