The Kid with the Golden Arm (1980)

Genres - Action, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts  |   Release Date - Nov 2, 1979 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Master kung-fu director Chang Cheh spins another period martial arts epic. As government official Yang Yu-hang (Sun Chien) prepares to ship a wagon full of gold to end a famine in the hinterland, he learns that the villainous bandits from the Chi Sah gang -- led by the seeming invincible character with an appendage made of precious metal -- are plotting to steal the load en route. Instead, they give everyone a miss and swipe the stuff before the journey commences. When the villain's cart throws a wheel, they are attacked by a shadowy government agent named Hai To (Phillip Kwok Tsui), who displaces incredible fighting abilities when blind drunk. The gold is returned to Yang, but the Chi Sah gang vow revenge.

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bad-guy, gold, gold-mine, good-guy, martial-arts, robbery