Tuesday, June 5, 2018

T.N.T Jackson - Jeanne Bell (1974) - Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

After her rendezvous is he dodgy location, where she is attacked and gets to show off her (admittedly, very naff) kung fu skills, T.N.T gets a lift out of harms way by a passing motorist. The next couple of in-car shots were filmed just down the road from me along Suffolk Road (top picture) and then Waterloo Road.

The Nissen huts at the end of the Suffolk Road in the top picture belonged to Osborn barracks on the other side of Waterloo Road. The hill in the background is the Kowloon Tsai Park hillock that used to host the famous Kai Tak checkerboards. In fact, despite the poor image quality, you can just make up the west facing checkerboard on the immediate left of the driver's head at the top of the slope.


At the end of Suffolk Road, the car turns left onto Waterloo Road in its pre-flyover days. Without the flyover we have a clear view up the road to the white telephone exchange building on the corner of Junction Road, and behind it is the main block of the Baptist Hospital. The block of flats on the left side of the road in the distance is Pine Tree Gardens and its still marks the corner with Cornwall Street opposite the hospital. In the distance on the hill side is Lung Cheung Court on Broadcast Drive. All these buildings mentioned are still around.

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