MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,625 this week

Boxer Rebellion (1976)
"Ba guo lian jun" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 198 titles
created 21 Jul 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 7140 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Boxer Rebellion" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boxer Rebellion (1976)

Boxer Rebellion (1976) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boxer Rebellion.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Sheng Fu, Lily Li
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lung Wei Wang, Hou Hsiao
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape and... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A bounty hunter tracks a vicious gang of gunrunners across the border into Mexico.

Director: Giancarlo Romitelli
Stars: Richard Harrison, Klaus Kinski, Anne Puskin
Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Shaolin Temple is the last place to resist defeat by the Manchu Dynasty, mostly because of their unique fighting style. Men from far and wide come to wait outside the temple, hoping ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Lung Ti
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers. They ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Chien Sun, Sheng Chiang, Feng Lu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The heroes pose as gun dealers and acrobats in order to get close to the bad guys so they can avenge the death of one of their brothers. In the end they lock the bad guys in a warehouse for a final battle to the death.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Philip Kwok, Feng Lu, Sheng Chiang
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Celia Cotelo
Heroes Two (1974)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu, Hark-On Fung
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Yue Wong
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Tien-chi Cheng, Tien Hsiang Lung, Meng Lo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Li Hua Li ...
Sheng Fu ...
Tseng Hsien-han
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Chen Chang (as Liang Chia-jen)
Kuan-Chun Chi ...
Shui Feng-yun
Yen Tsan Tang ...
Chang Chen-chiang
Lung Wei Wang ...
Li Chung-ching
Jenny Tseng ...
Hsiao Cho
Chin Hu ...
Sai Chin-hua
Richard Harrison ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Bolanos ...
Evil Diplomat
Shao Chun Chang
Yi Kuei Chang
Shen-Lin Chen
Ti-Ko Chen
Ching Cheng
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A rebellion turns into a bloodbath!

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

29 January 1976 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

The Bloody Avengers  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The Evil Diplomat is brandishing a Colt .45 automatic, a handgun that is also called the 1911 Colt, because it was first made in 1911. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A Sino-centric Nonsense
5 October 2001 | by (Sacramento, Calif., U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie was just another convenient vehicle for Hong Kong movie producers and writers to indulge in their Sino-centric and xenophobic fantasies. ("Once Upon A Time In China I, II, and III" are some other recent examples of these Sino-centric fantasies.) These Sino-centric movies invariably portray Chinese as quasi-saintly, self-sacrificing heroes while portraying most foreigners as black-hearted villains. This movie did just that. The leaders of the Boxer Rebellion were portrayed as pure-hearted heroes while the foreigners (especially Japanese, Russians and Germans) were portrayed as one-dimensional greedy idiots. As many of us know, political struggle and war are not battle between totally good and totally evil. The world is more complex. The real world is filled with shades of gray, not just black and white. It is clear even to the most unsophisticated movie goer that the simplistic, one-dimensional portrayal of the Boxer Rebellion in this movie absolutely lacks credibility. Moreover, this good-guy portrayal of the leadership of the Boxers is contrary to the historical evidence. Historically, although some of the leaders of the Boxer Rebellion were indeed pure-hearted patriots, the barbaric deeds committed by the Boxers and their leadership are historical proof that most of the Boxers and their leaders were merciless zealots who had no scruples about massacring defenseless women, children and babies.

During the screening of this movie, not only did I question the validity of the plot and characterization, but I wondered if Hong Kong movie producers hire historical consultants? I used to think Hollywood's historical inaccuracies were bad, but the historical inaccuracies of some Chinese movies are just awful!! IMDB comment section is just too short to mention all the blatant inaccuracies of this film, but I shall mention some of them: 1) Why were American soldiers and officers wearing Civil War era uniform? The American soldiers who were sent to Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion wore uniform totally different from the ones worn during the Civil War. (They probably wore khaki hat and pants and dark blue shirts, a uniform similar to those of the Rough Riders.) 2) The Russian uniform is totally inaccurate. The uniform in the movie does not even resemble the real uniform. 3) A Japanese naval officer in the movie had shoulder length hair. Japanese naval officers were not allowed to have shoulder length hair. 4) Why were so few Chinese in the movie wearing the so-called "pigtail" (or queue)? In spite of the portrayal of this movie, vast majority of the residents of Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion were required to arrange their hair in the Manchu style (i.e. pigtail). Most Chinese men did not cut their pigtail until 1910's or 1920's.

Many people say a movie goer should not be too rational if he or she wants to enjoy a movie. However, with such a plethora of historical inaccuracies and incredible character portrayals, no logical human being can fully enjoy this kind of movie. Such a cheap plot and shallow characterization should not even belong in a cartoon.


8 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Help steve-927
Discuss Boxer Rebellion (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?