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Sunburnt Screens: An Australian Film Odyssey The Man from Hong Kong

29 June 2024

In the Playhouse

Cinema

Australia, Hong Kong | 1975 | English, Mandarin with English subtitles | Action

A true Ozploitation classic between Australia and Hong Kong, the film mixes stunt-laden set-piece spectacle (including an unforgettable sequence set on Sydney Harbour) with hard-hitting martial arts action.

Nothing can stop him!

One of the key entries in the Ozploitation canon, Brian Trenchard-Smith’s The Man from Hong Kong finds Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) flown into Sydney to assist the local authorities in busting an international criminal racket. At the head of the nefarious enterprise: Jack Witton (Australia’s own James Bond, George Lazenby), a moustachioed kingpin whose penthouse fortress will require creative aerial innovation to penetrate.

Presented by Sydney Opera House with Umbrella Entertainment and hosted by Alexei Toliopoulos

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Cast and credits

Credits

Director 
Brian Trenchard-Smith

Cast

Jimmy Wang Yu
as Inspector Fang Sing-Ling

George Lazenby 
as Jack Wilton

Brian Trenchard-Smith 
as Martial Arts Heavy

Sammo Hung 
as Win Chan

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