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Shao Lin men (1976)

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A survivor of an attack on a rebel group opposing the Manchu invasion of China creates the Goose Fist fighting technique and tries for revenge on a traitor.

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Tao-liang Tan ...
Yun Fei (as Dorian Tan)
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Shih Shao-Feng
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Lingfeng Shangguan ...
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Superkicker Dorian Tan Tao-liang plays a Shaolin student who must find a Manchu traitor responsible for the murder of the abbot. Jackie Chan is a spear fighting expert who decides to help Tan because the traitor killed his brother. Part of their mission is to help a scholar make it safely across the river without getting killed from the Manchus. Written by Albert Valentin

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Rated R for martial arts violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Director cameo: 'Woo, John' plays the scholar defended by the three heroes. See more »

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Yun Fei: Men who beg are not heroes. They're cowards.
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Jackie Chan is NOT the star. Leave this movie in obscurity where it belongs
1 January 2014 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

(Credit IMDb) Superkicker Dorian Tan Tao-liang plays a Shaolin student who must find a Manchu traitor responsible for the murder of the abbot. Jackie Chan is a spear fighting expert who decides to help Tan because the traitor killed his brother. Part of their mission is to help a scholar make it safely across the river without getting killed from the Manchus.

I've been checking out Jackie's older works as of late. He's made a few gems, but a lot of stinkers as well. When I saw the cast and that this was directed by John Woo, my expectations raised significantly. This one comes with a heavy plot. It throws in some fight scenes, but in all honesty I was rather bored. The fights aren't terrible, but none of them are exciting enough to get you into the movie like you should be doing. Jackie Chan has a mere supporting role. Sammo Hung plays a cop with these laughable buck teeth. It's a waste of talent in my opinion. I had trouble paying attention to this movie because it was so boring. You may think differently.

3/10


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