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Boxer from Shantung (1972)
"Ma Yong Zhen" (original title)

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Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Ma Yung Chen (introducing)
Li Ching ...
Chin Ling-tzu
David Chiang ...
Tan Sze (guest star)
Mario Milano ...
Russian Boxer (as Ma Lan Nu)
Ching Tien ...
Li Tsai-chun - Champion 3 (guest star)
Feng Ku ...
Chang Chin-fa - Champion 2
Nan Chiang ...
Yang Shuang
Yi Feng ...
Fan A-ken - Champion 1
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Hsiao Chiang-pei
Ching Wang ...
Lu Pu - Champion 4
Hao Chen ...
Mr. Chin
Shang Yun Liang
Yen Tsan Tang
Lao Shen ...
Innkeeper
Wen Tai Li
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Storyline

Ma Yung Cheng leaves Shantung, trying to find better fortune in Shanghai, trusting his youth and physical valour. He meets friendship with Hsiai Chiang Pei, and love (CHING LI), and fate has him meet, and find employment with a local gangster. He defeats an undefeatable Foreign Champion, then three champions at once, only to fall into a trap set up by gangster arch-rival Yang Shuang... Written by Artemis-9

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He killed to survive...and kill again!

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11 February 1972 (Hong Kong)  »

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Boxer from Shantung  »

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Trivia

Similar to when Bruce Lee starred in The Big Boss (1971), star Kuan Tai Chen was a Cantonese speaker, but this film was a Mandarin production. However, unlike Lee, who spoke Cantonese during shooting and was dubbed in Mandarin later on, Chen actually learned how to say his lines in Mandarin, even though he wasn't completely sure what they meant. Ironically, Pei-Shan Chang was the Mandarin voice actor for both Lee and Chen. See more »

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Referenced in Kung Fu Hustle (2004) See more »

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12 May 2012 | by (Naperville, IL) – See all my reviews

This is basically a kung fu Scarface type of story. Chen Kuan Tai gets an "Introducing" credit in what I believe to be his first starring role. He was great, and gets even better in future movies. David Chiang has a key role and as always was the coolest guy on screen. The version I saw was uncut, which is my favorite word for movies, though it did feel a bit long. I don't think anything was worth cutting out though. I feel sorry for those stuck with a version shorter by a half hour. My favorite supporting actor of the era, Ku Feng, was in this too, but if I told you I watched 2 Shaw Brothers movies today and he was in both... well, this shouldn't be a surprise. That guy worked his ass off and the odds of such an occurrence are quite high!


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