Friday, October 18, 2013

Samad in the Way of the Dragon (1977) - (Parviz Sayyad) [صمد در راه اژدها]

Samad in the Way of the Dragon [صمد در راه اژدها samad dar rah-e ezhdeha] (1977) - (Parviz Sayyad) Iranian film poster

This is a 23.5" x 35.5" Iranian film poster made to promote the 1971 Parviz Sayyad 117-minute black-and-white film Samad in the Way of the Dragon [صمد در راه اژدها samad dar rah-e ezhdeha] starring Parviz Sayyad as Samad, based on a screenplay by Parviz Sayyad with cinematography by Ali Reza Zarrindast. The film was produced by the Free Film Group and the Panorama Film Organization. Plot Summary: A girl karate expert stops a gendarmerie jeep in a plea for help. The jeep is carring her colleague, a notorious smuggler, and Samad. She knocks down the police warrant officer and his guard, but she cannot find the keys to the handcuffs. She therefore takes Samad with her and leaves him at a cinema in town. At the cinema Samad watches a kung fu movie several times in a row, then goes back to the village and teaches karate to the young people there. Then the warrant officer sends Samad back to town to find the criminals. An agent who had come to the village to kill Samad is arrested by the gendarmes and when his friends try to set him free the gendarmes arrest all of them.

Cast and crew: Parviz Sayyad, Alireza Zarrindast, Abdolali Homayoon, Farokhlagha Hushmand, Ghodratollah Entezami, Kheirollah Tafresh Azad, Mastaneh Jazayeri, Shahrzad Chingloo, Mohammad Goodarzi, Reza Hushmand, Mir Ahmad Irvanloo, Ali Akbar Mahdavifar, Jahangir Samimifar, Esmail Shirazi, Siamak Shirzad, Mohammad Varshochi, Monoochehr Yekta Vosooghi, Zabibollah Zabihpoor, George Zahedi, Bahman Zarrinpour, Ali Zahedi, Homayoun

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