Big Boss of Shanghai (1979)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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A pair of skilled fighters living in '30s-era Shanghai discover that success in the ring is a double-edged sword in this martial arts classic featuring Shaw Brothers legends Chen Kuan-Tai and Jimmy Lee. Having realized their youthful dreams of becoming fighting champions in Shanghai, the dynamic pair's bond is slowly eroded as they climb the ladder to success and lose track of their childhood bond. When the Big Boss pits the former friends against one another in a desperate bid to retain his power, the fighters must find out the plan and turn it against the scheming Big Boss if they are to maintain power in a city where only the strong survive.

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champion, fighting, gambling, gangster, martial-arts