Legend of the Golden Pearl (1985, HGK) C-87m. ** D: Teddy Robin Kwang. Starring Sam Hui, Ti Lung, Teddy Robin Kwan, Joey Wong, Bruce Baron. Quite obvious INDIANA JONES rip-off from Hong Kong about adevnturer Wisely (Hui), who starts investigating why so many people are after the legendary Golden Pearl. His exploits lead him from Africa to Asia. Some well-directed scenes and good camerawork (Peter Pau) put this slightly above average, though Hui as hero doesn't register at all. His acting is terrible. The character of Wisely appears in three more movies: THE SEVENTH CURSE (1986), BURY ME HIGH (1990) and THE CAT (1992). Also known as LEGEND OF WISELY, LEGEND OF WU.


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