Bolo the Brute


"Hey! This shlock is produced by a guy called just 'Raymond'!"

- Perkele

Bolo the Brute (1982)

AKA: Bolo

Director: Yang Sze (Bolo Yeung)

Producer: Raymond, Lau Ny Banito (executive)

Writer: Yeung Hon Ning

Action Director: Yang Sze (Bolo Yeung), Jason Pai Piao

Cast: Jason Pai Piao, Yang Sze (Bolo Yeung), Wong Ha, Ching Yet Sun, San Kwei, Lau Yet Fan, Tog Sieng Meng, Milian (Special Guest), Eric Tsang, Chan Lung

Plot: See Perkele's review below.

Running Time: 90 min.


PERKELE'S REVIEW: This totally insane madcap action-adventure is another low-budgeted early 80's kung fu caper with tons of fight action (which is fairly good here) and comedy (if you can call it that). But remarkably fun of that kind. It's a showcase for Yang Sze aka Bolo Yeng, but what would you expect from a movie titled "Bolo"? Jason Pai Piao is a better fighter though (at least now I know who plays the Smiling Tiger in "Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog!). Too bad it all gets pretty boring after the first hour or so.

The highlights include:

  • Bolo's beard.
  • Hey! This shlock is produced by a guy called just "Raymond"!
  • The music. Forget all my comments on the terrible music in "The Incredible Kung Fu Master" - this is the bomb!
  • Bolo making constanly a fool out of himself.
  • Bolo & Jason tricking and abusing a friendly blind guy
  • Eric Tsang's cameo as a female brothel keeper.
  • Fooling around with whores.
  • Steam coming out of Bolo's nose when he gets angry.
  • Bolo getting stabbed with a knife after maltreating a baby - and healing immidiately.
  • Drunken Bolo.
  • Bolo fidgeting one man's private parts.
  • Bolo's slow-motion running scene with wistful music - it's Baywatch allright!
  • What is that apparatus doing in the middle of nowhere???
  • The cactus scene.
  • The fat guy.
  • Water spurting out of Bolo's ears.
  • Bolo fighting only in tight white trunks!
  • The cigarette-chomping villain who uses a bigger metal bowl as a hat and fights with a monkey spanner!
  • The whlisting music during the final fight.
  • Hey, they're beating up that old blind man again!

Watch it if you dare, but make sure to do it intoxicated and at the middle of the night.