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Year: 1972

Thai title: ยอดชาย
English title: The Roaring Lion

Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

Thai movie ยอดชาย / The Roaring Lion was released in year 1972. It is a Hong Kong / Thai coproduction. The movie is lost in Thailand. Hopefully it is still available in Hong Kong under the name 獅吼. It lasts 1h45mn. A small trailer, lasting one minute, remains to be seen in Thailand. It features Thai dance and some fighting. Thai actors Pawana Chanajit and Yodchai Meksuwan have participated to a few Hong Kong movies during 1970s decade. Pawana Chanajit, called Pearl of Asia, has acted in five Hong Kong movies. A group of friends are workers in a sawmill. As the foreign boss badly treats his workers, a rebellion happens. The friends, including JeuEr and Chiaouza, have to quit their job. It makes JeuEr's mother very upset and she asks him to stop fighting. Chased by ruffians, they have to flee their village by boat. They are now working in an outdoor mine in Thailand. Workers are over exploited until exhaustion. Pawana gives them information on the ruffians. In Nakhon Pathom pagoda, one of the friends recognizes his sister. She flees but he follows her and finds she is now working in an entertainment place for adults. He tries to release her but fighting erupts. They get defeated by the head of the ruffians who is a strong opponent. To avoid the sister being harmed, they have to accept being defeated in some fighting tournaments. As Chiaouza refuses to lose during the fight, he is finally killed after a tournament overwhelmed by ruffians. JeuEr upset joins the tournament but gets defeated through a bad trick. Looking for JeuEr, ruffians storm his kung fu school. Upset he becomes the roaring lion and defeats a dangerous fighter using whip. Back to the entertainment club, JeuEr through his kung fu skills defeats a dozen opponents and affronts successfully their leaders.

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