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The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go (1970)

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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Burgess Meredith

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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 February 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Third Eye See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ross Film Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The uncredited voice of Gautama Buddha appears to be that of Valentine Dyall. 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 What's My Line?: Burgess Meredith (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Tah-Ling
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Marcia Waldorf
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The Lost Masterpiece of Burgess Meredith!
9 January 2004 | by alansmithee04See all my reviews

In his autobiography Meredith claims his first solo directing effort was hijacked by the producers, re-edited with additional footage of Broderick Crawford and an animated Buddha, and released in Europe without his permission. But even if you ignore the added footage and voice over, this is still an awful movie.

Notable for a freshman effort by Jeff Bridges (my copy of the movie gives him an intro credit) and an inexplicable appearance in a small role by Hong Kong director King Hu, "Mr. Go" plays out like a demented episode of "Batman." Much of the dialogue makes no sense, you could drive a Hummer through the plot holes, and the musical score sounds like something The Cowsills might have done on a particularly bad day. Unless you're a die-hard fan of truly abominable movies, stay away from this one.


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