Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Synopsis: Trucker Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time when his friend recruits him for a rescue mission into the depths of Chinatown.
Al’s Role: The role he was born to play — the hatchet wielding Wing Kong hatchet man, one of the lead thugs. He’s still a thug, but hey — he’s got rank this time. He really gets to show off his stuff in this one: battling yellow turbans (and winning!) in the alleyway, twirling his cleavers with great skill, and fighting for his life with a large spear thing in the end battle. Unfortunately, he doesn’t hold out long before one of the good guys slices open his belly.
Al Dialogue: A raucous scream as the alley fight begins. Hey, it’s an impressive scream.
Al Dies: In the climactic final battle, when his insides become his outsides.
Received a great email this morning from Stephen and Patrick, aka National Film Society!
This afternoon at 5:26PM, we crossed $50,000!!!!!! That’s right folks, we did it!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We cannot say “thank you” enough for believing in us and Awesome Asian Bad Guys and throwing down your money to see this project come to life! Today was simply NUTS, and we couldn’t ask for more amazingly supportive friends, family, fans and complete strangers than y’all!
Extra special thanks to actress Tamlyn Tomita and actor Yuji Okumoto for joining us for our wildly successful telethon this afternoon. We cannot wait to work with you, the other actors who have already joined our cast and even more Asian bad guys! And additional thanks to our executive producer Phil Yu, who has tirelessly helped us get the word out through his Angry Asian Man blog! Thanks, Phil!
22 HOURS LEFT – LET’S FINISH STRONG!!!
While we are absolutely thrilled to reach our $50,000 goal, there’s still plenty of time on the clock for us to take Awesome Asian Bad Guys to even more incredible heights.
Like what kind of incredible heights? How about an Awesome Asian Bad Guys BONUS MUSICAL EPISODE?!!!!!
Now that we’ve got the funds for all 5 of our AABG episodes, we want to push hard for the one incredible scene we’ve been dreaming about this whole time – a crazy, all-out song and dance routine featuring our AABG cast members! We want to release this as a special bonus video that caps off the entire series, much like the closing musical number of Slumdog Millionaire.
We really want to make this sure to be incredible musical video happen, so we’re going to be pushing hard over our last 22 hours. If we hit $60K by our Thursday night deadline at 9pm PT, WE WILL MAKE THIS BONUS MUSICAL EPISODE!
We can’t stop now. We’ve come too far to just say we’re done. So please keep spreading the word and sharing the Kickstarter link over these last few hours!
Let’s finish strong and see if together we can make Awesome Asian Bad Guys even more epic – BOLLYWOOD STYLE!!!
Reminder, join us for our FINAL AABG TELETHON Thursday 5-9:30pm PT! Let’s close out this Kickstarter together!
WE’RE DOING THIS!!!!
Stephen & Patrick
This is fantastic! Spread the word!
Back in the mid 1990s, I started a small fan club for movie legend Al Leong called The Golden Horde. In the beginning, it was just a single page on my old web site, Throttle, and eventually it grew into a slightly larger site with a filmography and so on. Time went by, other things caught my attention, and eventually I took the site down when I changed web hosts to Dreamhost.
However, I recently learned about the Awesome Asian Bad Guys project on Kickstarter! With great actors and stuntmen like Al Leong involved, how can this be anything other than PURE AWESOME?
It is therefore time for The Golden Horde to return, to rise like a sweaty, screaming phoenix of bad-assery, punching and kicking and shooting and menacing the heroes in glorious 1980s action movie fashion. Stay tuned! As time goes on, I will write brief synopses of the various films in which Al Leong has appeared, pointing out fun facts such as who Al is menacing and how he dies.
In the meantime, support the Awesome Asian Bad Guys project!
Al Leong: stunt man, actor, action hero. Or villain, as the case may be. No one personifies Hollywood action like the great Al Leong. You have reached the home of The Golden Horde, the (unofficial) Al Leong Fan Club. Join the Horde!