Sunday, November 30, 2014

Forced Vengeance - Chuck Norris (1982) - Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter, Hong Kong

Blink and you'll miss it but when Chuck goes to visit his Vietnam war buddy, Leroy (played by Bob Minor), you are given the impression that we are in Aberdeen still, however, the background tells us we are actually in Aldrich Bay aka Shau Kei Wan.

Leroy lives in the white building above, right in front of the water. But when we look back we can see the distinctive shapes of Kowloon Peak on the left and the Anderson Road quarry at the right. Now if you look carefully at the area directly behind Chuck's head you will see some more excavation. This is actually Cha Kwo Ling and is where the entrance (Kowloon-side) of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel is. The tunnel didn't open until 1989, but the area looks bare because it was quarried and mined for many years (producing feldspar and quartz aggregate). If you pass this place today you won't see any of that type of activity, but you may recognise some of it from the opening of Double Impact.

Now, as can be expected, this part of HK has also seen lots of change and the waterfront has been beautified significantly, and so the closest I can get to a similar angle is the part of the waterfront directly in front of the Tam Kung Temple - on Tam Kung Temple Road.

Now, I'm not saying this was the exact position, but this is about as close I can get without physically going there. I haven't been there for a while, but if you do go to Shau Kei Wan you can a lot worse than visit the Museum of Coastal Defence. Great place and not far from here.

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