Challenge of the Tiger (1980)
Dragon Bruce Le
La Sfida del Tigre
San lung maang taam
Shen long meng tan
Nomination Year: 2014
SYNOPSIS: This film was written, produced, directed, and acted in by Bruce Le. Given his choice of co-stars, he chose Richard Harrison. Mr Harrison we know primarily from his role as the Camouflage Ninja in Godfrey Ho's series of Ninja(r) Empire films. This means that ... yes ... Richard Harrison actually interacts directly with Asian people in this movie!
He does a little fighting, but in the Bruce / Richard team, Richard is the lover. Bruce is the fighter. Although Bruce doesn't get the best fight scenes. The most interesting fight scenes are actually between the rival groups of bad guys ... but I'm getting ahead of myself.
At the very beginning of the film, a scientist develops a perfect anti-sperm formula, which is then immediately stolen. Richard (Richard Harrison), and Huang (Bruce Le) are called in to recover this formula before it can fall into the wrong hands.
The bad guys arrange for an auction, so that they can sell the formula to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, the terrorists (apparently North Vietnamese) send a group of people to steal the formula, as they can't afford to buy it.
Much mayhem ensues as Huang & Richard track down the formula while bad guys fight amongst themselves. Eventually the good guys win (almost by default, as the bad guys keep killing each other off), and the world is saved for procreation!
Highlights include the terrorists fighting the antagonists in a hotel room, Bruce Le fighting a bull in a bullring, and Richard Harrison playing tennis against a topless woman.
And lest you ask -- no tigers, no challenge.
- "Let's Up The Rating To 'R'"
After these breasteses, we'll be right back!
The men in charge are loath to call in Richard Cannon, because he's a little too friendly with the ladies. Oh, look -- here he is now! Greeted by topless joggers at his house. Playing tennis against a topless woman. At least they swim naked, eh? And finally, canoodling with a topless woman when the call comes from Huang. Oh well, back to the movie!
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Bruce Le Yet another Bruce Lee knock-off, he eventually developed a style all his own Richard Harrison best Caucasian Ninja ever! Jang Lee Hwang former taekwondo instructor of the Korean Army Brad Harris "Captain Tom Roland" in a long string of Kommissar X films Bolo Yeung Star of Bolo Dick Randall one of the producers of this film, as well as The Clones of Bruce Lee, he occasionally acted Jon T. Benn Tao Chiang
Director Claim to Fame Bruce Le Normally known for his martial arts prowess, he occasionally directed films as well Luigi Batzella did a lot of "second unit" directing Richard Harrison he directed the "topless tennis" sequence from Challenge of the Tiger
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