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The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go (1978)

Buddha has the power to change the nature of a person into their opposite. He uses this power only when the world is in danger. When a villain obtains plans that could be used for peace or war, Buddha turns him into a good guy. Now what?

Director:

Burgess Meredith

Writers:

Burgess Meredith (screenplay), Joseph Zucchero (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Mason ... Y.Y. Go
Jack MacGowran ... Leo Zimmerman (as Jack McGowran)
Irene Tsu ... Tah-Ling
Jeff Bridges ... Nero Finnegan (as Jeffrey Bridges)
Peter Lind Hayes ... Prof. Robert Bannister
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ... Zelda (as Clarissa Kaye)
Burgess Meredith ... The Dolphin
Gigo Tevzadze Gigo Tevzadze ... Dr. Ading
King Hu ... Ito Suzuki (as King Ho)
Broderick Crawford ... Parker
Jay Adler ... Dr. Yul
June Sampson June Sampson ... Miss Hagen
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Buddha has the power to change the nature of a person into their opposite. He uses this power only when the world is in danger. When a villain obtains plans that could be used for peace or war, Buddha turns him into a good guy. Now what?

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Trivia

His uncredited bit part as a Senator was the final feature film for character actor Robert Shayne, ending a film career of almost 50 years. See more »

Quotes

[experiencing a sudden change of heart due to the power of Buddha]
Y. Y. Go: You know, Suzuki, I'm suddenly... bored with my life. Fed up with the racings of yin-yang. I've used up this air. Something has started inside me to move. You feel that way, too? Something new, strange? Something... useful. Now what could I have to do with anything useful?
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Connections

Referenced in Skin-Flicks (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Images and Reflections
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Marcia Waldorf
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The Stranger Side of Buddhism
4 December 2005 | by NullnessSee all my reviews

Burgess Meredith's only attempt at film-making is a strange mesh of Eastern Philosophy and The 60's Batman show. The first thing you should know is that the narrator of this film is actually the Buddha and the premise is, more or less, the Fu Man Chu/Dr. No bad guy Mr. Go is inexplicably "enlightenened" by the Buddha's eye into becoming good. See strange psychedelic homosexual escapades with Jeff Bridges and a nauseating go-go soundtrack that will drill right into your head. All the fight scenes are right out of Batman. Good if somewhat boring movie, but you've got to love the strange premise. It's the ultimate 60's Buddhist experience.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 February 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Third Eye See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Ross Film Productions See more »
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