Tough Guy (1972)


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Two undercover agents pretend to be prisoners in order to infiltrate a smuggling gang and break up their operation.



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3 December 2011 | ckormos1
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The other two reviews are for a different movie or two. This movie that I have on DVD (definitely not restored, probably a bootleg but sold as original so what can I say?) does star the people listed here. The plot is a cop goes undercover to get some smugglers. He is often placed in circumstances where innocent people are getting beat up but he cannot help because that will blow his cover. Nevertheless sometimes he does help and still maintains his cover because the bad guys are more stupid than evil. There is plenty of action and the martial arts is basically authentic. The camera is often too close though. The fights against multiple opponents are realistic and fast, not like the kind where the hero is surrounded but they come only one at a time. The hero has this ridiculous technique where he grabs the opponents head and crushes his skull. This is actually based on a technique in Uechi-Ryu karate where they tone up forearm and wrist muscle by carrying 55 lb jars by the rims and practice stances. You can certainly develop arm/wrist strength from that conditioning but crushing skulls is ridiculous. Overall I liked the movie and would rate it a high 6 but this is only for guys who like this kind of thing, not the average audience.

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Release Date:

19 October 1972



Country of Origin

Taiwan, Hong Kong

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