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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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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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This movie was beset with financial problems, and star James Mason had furious rows with director Burgess Meredith to further compound matters See more »

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Y. Y. Go: Why don't I just boil away, like the green stuff on dirty water? Maybe it's because I have too much juice left. I haven't used up half my heartbeats, or any of my ambition. Maybe I've been... saving something.
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To Be Free
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Marcia Waldorf
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The Lost Masterpiece of Burgess Meredith!
9 January 2004 | by See 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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