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Snake Fist Fighter (1973)

Diao shou guai zhao (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1973 (Hong Kong)
Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows... See full summary »

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Jackie (as Yuan Lung Chen)
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Old Master (as Hsao Ten Juan)
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Chao Ling
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Landlord (as Shth Tien)
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Little Frog (as Kuo Tas Han)
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Pickpocket (as Bill Yuen)
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Yeong-Mun Kwon ...
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Kam Cheung
Shao-Lin Chiang
Chun Chin ...
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Lu Chin
Yuet Sang Chin
Feng Erh
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Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good though he keeps his knowledge a secret until he is forced to fight by an extortion ring that's putting the squeeze on his uncle's restaurant. Written by William Pagan <ny952696@pacevm.dac.pace.edu>

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As a boy he was taught the secrets of Kung Fu, now he will use them to avenge his father's death. See more »

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The original film was completed and released in 1973. This version is available on widescreen DVD in Japan, under the title Cub Tiger From Kwang Tung See more »

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During Jackie's blindfolded fight, the blindfold looks to be transparent. See more »

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Interesting early Jackie Chan Film
11 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I think the best reason to watch this film is to see an early example of Jackie Chan's work. I was not very impressed with this film on its own. The plot seemed to be too disoriented and choppy. The quality of the dubbed voices on this film are miserable. There is not much chance to build sympathy for the characters that get killed or hatred for the villain.

Jackie Chan's later style combines traditional martial arts fighting with some of the same beautiful comic style also used by Buster Keaton, Charles Chaplin and Gene Kelly. Bits and pieces of this show up in Snake Fist Fighter. The movie is probably worthwhile for Jackie's fans who want to see how much he has developed over the 27 years of acting.


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