Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Man from Hong Kong - Wang Yu (1975) - Hong Kong Police Training Ground, Wong Chuk Hang

Moving on to this HK-Australian co-production written and directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. It stars Wang Yu as a HK cop helping investigate an international drug ring in Sydney. HK fans will remember a youthful Sammo Hung as a drug courier. Although largely shot in Australia, there are a couple of very excellent sequences involving Hong Kong and here is the first involving the real-life training ground of the Hong Kong Police Farce...oops, I mean Force!

It's memorable for me because of the hand glider flight (more to come later) stunt performed by renowned Aussie stuntman, Grant Page (who also plays an assassin in the film), when he lands the glider in the middle of the parade ground - although I should state he was doing this as a double for the film's female lead.

Unfortunately, I don't have any personal photos of this place and the surrounding roads are off-limits for the Streetview car, but every so often they have an open day and kind people post their photos on Panoramio. So here is one courtesy of nastylim, which shows the angled canopy is still around even though some of the buildings surrounding it have changed.

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