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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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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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According to rumor, Jackie Chan's role was originally intended for a Korean actor, but Woo thought the Korean was too old and slow and so fired him and brought in Chan instead. However, this story is contradicted in the new DVD commentary, as fight choreographer 'Sammo Hung' is quoted as saying Jackie was in from the beginning. See more »

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Yun Fei: Men who beg are not heroes. They're cowards.
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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1992) See more »

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Only John Woo Feature with Chan/Hung/Biao
26 February 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Made during the martial arts period of his career, John Woo came up with one of his best films from this early Woo era. The story is about the Shaolin Temple who sents a young warrior who murder a traitor who has killed many of his compatriots. Shao Lin Men/Hand of Death(1975) features one of the early and most impressible performances from future Hong Kong action hero, Jackie Chan. Sammo Hung also appears as one of the main villains. The main actor Tao-Liang Tan has faded out of the Hong Kong film scene after appearing in this movie while Chan and Hung would go on to become big stars.

Bruce Lee co star, James Tien makes a memorable turn as the main villain. The last twenty minutes is the film's golden moments. The fight scene in the beach would be repeated by John Woo in both Heroes Shed No Tears(1985) and Mission:Impossible 2(2000). Uses many themes that would become popular in the director's heroic bloodshed pictures. The story of Shao Lin Men(1975) interestingly enough is reused in Mission:Impossible 2(2000).


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