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Big Boss of Shanghai (1979)

Shang Hai tan da heng (original title)
Chen and his brother travel to Shanghai in search of fame and fortune, but end up pitted against Chinese Mafia bosses - and can only fight their way out of the web of violence and betrayal they find themselves caught up in.

Director:

Kuan Tai Chen

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kuan Tai Chen
Fong Lung ... (as Jimmy Lee)
Sing Chen
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Fu Hung Cheng
Hui Lou Chen
Chung Tien Shih
Hao Li
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Hung-Chi Chang Hung-Chi Chang
Lu Chin
Wen-Jui Hsu Wen-Jui Hsu
Chang Sheng Ko Chang Sheng Ko
Lung-Yin Li Lung-Yin Li
Wan-Chang Lin Wan-Chang Lin
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Chen and his brother travel to Shanghai in search of fame and fortune, but end up pitted against Chinese Mafia bosses - and can only fight their way out of the web of violence and betrayal they find themselves caught up in.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Shanghainese | French

Release Date:

22 November 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Solid direction by the star...
17 September 2015 | by poe-48833See all my reviews

Chen Kuan Tai, in addition to being an outstanding martial artist (not to mention one of the better actors in martial arts movies), was also an exceptionally talented director; even dividing his attention between the 3 aforementioned disciplines, he was able to produce some very watchable movies- case in point, BIG BOSS OF SHANGHAI. While storywise it's fairly familiar, it's the filmmaker's approach to the material that makes it singular. And it's always fun to see Chen Sing as a villain: he had the kind of mug you couldn't help but want to see punched in (especially when he was sneering while at some underhandedness). BIG BOSS OF SHANGHAI is highly recommended for kung fu connoisseurs.


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