Dragon Fight

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Dragon Fight
Traditional 龍在天涯
Simplified 龙在天涯
Mandarin Lóng zài tiān yá
Cantonese Lung4 zoi6 tin1 ngaai4
Directed by Billy Tang
Produced by Henry Fong
Written by James Yuen
Starring Jet Li
Nina Li Chi
Stephen Chow
Dick Wei
Music by Violet Lam
Cinematography Louis Yuen
Chu Chi-hung
Rumjamn Abdul Mohammed
Edited by Siu Lam
Distributed by Grand March Movie Production
Release date
  • 1 September 1989 (1989-09-01)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$6,815,936

Dragon Fight is a 1989 Hong Kong action film directed by Billy Tang, with a screenplay written by James Yuen, and starring Jet Li, Nina Li Chi and Stephen Chow.[1][2]


Jimmy Lee Kwok-lap and Tiger Wong Wai were childhood buddies who grew up training together in the state-sponsored martial arts troupe. Tiger felt there was no future in the troupe and plotted to remain illegally in the USA when the troupe was on a performance tour. Jimmy found out at the airport just before their return flight and tried to stop Tiger. Jimmy not only failed to dissuade Tiger, he also became the unwitting scapegoat after Tiger unintentionally killed an airport police. Both went separate paths.

Jimmy was sheltered by Andy who admired Jimmy's skills. Jimmy began working in Jimmy's uncle's grocery store while evading police manhunt. Tiger took up with the mob lieutenant, Mako, and began to impress the bosses with his ruthless efficiency at getting rid of rival gangs.

When the Big Boss decided to give Tiger the chance to conduct a major drug deal, the jealous Mako tipped off the police to discredit Tiger. Tiger escaped the police but lost the drugs. Andy accidentally found the drugs and decided it was his ticket to get rich. However, his attempt to sell the drugs led the mob back to his uncle's grocery store. The Big Boss ordered Tiger to prove his worth to the mob by cleaning up the mess and finishing off Jimmy.



  1. ^ "Dragon Fight". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Dragon Fight". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 

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