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The Four Assassins (1975)
"Ma ko Po lo" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  1981 (USA)
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Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the manchus.

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Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ...
Li Hung-fung
Kuan-Chun Chi ...
Chou Hsing-chung
Szu Shih ...
Wang Yung
Richard Harrison ...
Yen Tsan Tang ...
Huang Chung-han (as Yen-tsan Tang)
Philip Kwok ...
Chen Chieh (as Kuo Tsui)
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Tai Dadlu (as Liang Chia-jen)
Lung Wei Wang ...
Duritan
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Aburiha
Carter Wong ...
Tso Chien-ming
Hua Chung Ting ...
Tso's young brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-Fei Chang
Hui Lou Chen
Ju Lu Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
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Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the manchus.

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Exciting surreal king fu classic using personifications
4 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the more exciting Kung Fu movies. There is plenty of surreal (obviously unbelievable) action, and good directing. It takes a few twists, including the changing over of point of view in the process of the movie. This means we begin with one character, token Western character Marco Polo, and then later shifting to the viewpoints of four rebels against Khan. As in most Kung Fu movies, the fighting is comically surreal, but in this case the four assassins are obviously personifications of different types of a suppressed people. They achieve their pugilistic ability by being coached into hard work which makes them stronger. This said, the characters exhibit great charisma, and the viewer feels with them.


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