Golden Needles

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Golden Needles
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Directed by Robert Clouse
Produced by Fred Weintraub
Written by S. Lee Pogostin
Sylvia Schneble
Starring Joe Don Baker
Elizabeth Ashley
Ann Sothern
Jim Kelly
Burgess Meredith
Roy Chiao
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography Gil Hubbs
Edited by Michael Kahn
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release date
  • July 17, 1974 (1974-07-17) (United States)
Running time
92 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Budget under $1 million[1][2]
Box office HK$ 18.00[3]

Golden Needles (also released under the title The Chase for the Golden Needles) is a 1974 American action/adventure film starring Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Ashley, Ann Sothern, Jim Kelly, Burgess Meredith, and Roy Chiao. The film was directed by Robert Clouse and shot on location in Hong Kong.


A legendary statue has seven gold needles inserted in it, and an adult man will become a sexual superman when the needles are placed in the same position in his body. A colorful group of characters is all in on the hunt for the mysterious statue.



The film was to star George Lazenby.[4]


The CD soundtrack composed and conducted by Lalo Schifrin is available on Music Box Records label (website).


  1. ^ Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p292
  2. ^ Aljean Harmetz (4 Aug 1974). "The dime-store way to make movies-and money". New York Times. p. 202.
  3. ^ Golden Needles at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
  4. ^ "LAZENBY BACK IN NEW SPY SERIES". The Canberra Times. 23 January 1974. p. 18. Retrieved 17 February 2015 – via National Library of Australia.

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