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Shanghai Joe (1973)

Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (original title)
A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master.

Director:

Mario Caiano

Writers:

Carlo Alberto Alfieri, Mario Caiano (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chen Lee ... Shanghai Joe / Chin Hao
Klaus Kinski ... Scalper Jack
Carla Romanelli Carla Romanelli ... Cristina
Gordon Mitchell ... Burying Sam
Katsutoshi Mikuriya Katsutoshi Mikuriya ... Mikuja
Robert Hundar ... Pedro, The Cannibal
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Tricky the Gambler
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Stanley Spencer
Umberto D'Orsi Umberto D'Orsi ... Poker player
Lorenzo Fineschi Lorenzo Fineschi ... Cowboy
Federico Boido ... Slim (as Rick Boyd)
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Doctor
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Conchita
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Spencer Friend
Andrea Aureli ... Sheriff Andy Corrotto
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Storyline

A Chinese immigrant named Chin How lands in a small Texas town inhabited by hard-nosed cowboys who don't take kindly to outsiders. The town folk soon realize that Chin is no ordinary drifter and he quickly gains a reputation for his unbeatable fighting skills. When word of Chin's skills spread to Stanley Spencer, the owner of the states largest cattle ranch, Chin lands a job working for Spencer as a fellow cowboy. Friend soon becomes foe when Chin realizes he is working for a cattle smuggler bent on brutalising Mexican farmers and anyone else who stands in his way. Written by Alan Smithee

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Taglines:

One Man Stands Alone In His Fight For Justice

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Joe See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene in which Gordon Mitchell's character sings "Chin-Chin Chinaman" while carrying a shovel was improvised on the spot by Mitchell. He also created the song. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Shangai Joe is in the bullfighting arena, at one point a red cape for attracting the bull's attention is visible. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Andy Corrotto: Don't give me this cock-n-bull story, you, you're not even white.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Enjoyable chop-suey hit
11 May 2015 | by adamscastlevania2See all my reviews

(54%) A film that shows "good" old boy cowboys in maybe the worst light possible as nearly every person featured bar a few Mexican characters are portrayed as huge and total b#stards. The guy that carts main character Joe to Texas is a git, the barman he meets is a turd, while everyone else is if anything even worse. This may not look up to much on the outset, but for a lowish budgeted 70's martial arts spaghetti western hybrid I enjoyed its simple charm. This is a little rough around the edges, though it moves along at a good pace with never really a dull moment throughout. There's plenty of fights, lots bad guys getting what they deserve, a sweet romantic sub-plot, and best of all: it's fun to watch.


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