The Man In Hong Kong

The Man From Hong Kong (1975)

The Man from Hong Kong (known in the U.S.A. as The Dragon Flies) is a 1975 action film that marked the first Australian-Hong Kong co-production filmed in both nations. It was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and starred Jimmy Wang Yu and George Lazenby.

The film was later restored by the Australian National Film and Sound Archive.

At Ayers Rock, undercover detectives arrest Hong Kong drug courier Win Chan (Sammo Hung). At Royal Hong Kong Police Police Training School at Wong Chuk Hang where a hang glider piloted by Australian Caroline Thorne (Rosalind Speirs) runs out of air currents and lands on the parade square. She is met by Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) who has coincidentally been chosen to travel to Sydney to interview Win Chan.

Fang is met by Detectives Gross (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and Taylor (Roger Ward) who have been unable to obtain any information from Win Chan. Fang uses traditional but illegal police methods to elicit cooperation from Win Chan. Fang discovers the connection between Win Chan’s drug imports and Sydney “colourful identity” (gangster) Jack Wilton (George Lazenby). Inspector Fang becomes a target of death by various firearms, edged weapons, explosives, fast cars, a crossbow and martial arts by both Australian and Chinese criminals. He also reacquaints himself with Caroline who trains him how to fly a hang glider at Stanwell Park that the Inspector uses to gain access to Wilton’s crime headquarters.

Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Produced by John Fraser
Raymond Chow
Written by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring Jimmy Wang Yu, George Lazenby, Rosalind Speirs, Frank Thring, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Sammo Hung, Rebecca Gilling, Grant Page, Bill Hunter
Music by Noel Quinlan
Cinematography Russell Boyd
Edited by Peter Cheung, Ron Williams
Production company The Movie Company, Golden Harvest
Distributed by Cathay (Asia)
British Empire Films (Australia)
Rank (UK)
20th Century Fox (USA)
Umbrella Entertainment
Release date 31 July 1975 (Hong Kong)
August 1975 (U.S.)
5 September 1975 (Australia)
Running time 111 minutes