Challenge of the Gamesters (1981)

Director
Wong Jing

Main cast
Wong Yu; Patrick Tse Yin; Chen Kuan-Tai; Melvin Wong; Cecilia Wong Hang-Sau

Genres
Action

Description
shaw production


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