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Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery | February 1981 (USA)
Famous detective Charlie Chan (Sir Peter Ustinov) is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco Detective (Brian Keith) solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling ... See full summary »

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Jerry Sherlock (story), Stan Burns (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Ustinov ... Charlie Chan
Lee Grant ... Mrs. Lupowitz
Angie Dickinson ... Dragon Queen
Richard Hatch ... Lee Chan, Jr.
Brian Keith ... Police Chief
Roddy McDowall ... Gillespie
Rachel Roberts ... Mrs. Dangers
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Cordelia
Paul Ryan ... Masten
Johnny Sekka ... Stefan
Bennett Ohta Bennett Ohta ... Hawaiian Chief of Police
David Hirokane David Hirokane ... Lee Chan Sr.
Karlene Crockett Karlene Crockett ... Brenda Lupowitz
Michael Fairman ... Bernard Lupowitz
James Ray James Ray ... Haynes
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Storyline

Famous detective Charlie Chan (Sir Peter Ustinov) is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco Detective (Brian Keith) solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson Lee Chan, Jr. (Richard Hatch) as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the "Dragon Queen" (Angie Dickinson), who is the prime suspect.

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Murderer who turn victim into human baked potato have real appetite for crime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan contra la reina dragón See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

From 1926 to 1949, publicity for this movie stated that "Charlie Chan" appeared in one movie serial and forty-six movies, the most movies made about any fictional character. At the time of this movie, publicity also declared that the character had never been played by a Chinese actor. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Process of aging never agreeable, but better than alternative.
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Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Richard Hatch
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Scenes worth watching
12 October 2000 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

If the A.F.I. decides to vote on the 100 best kisses in American Film, they have to put Richard Hatch's and Michelle Pfeiffer's kiss in the top ten. Not only are we talking tung, but a 45 second smooch that makes the viewers laugh as well as cry. Fast forward to this scene first, the rest of the film can wait.


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