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Lin Che Jong, a former student of Wong Fei Hung, is a hawker in a small town. Whe he stands up to gangsters from the local crime family, his fellow hawkers and business folk encourage and help him to open a Kung Fu school in town. The gangsters take revenge by destroying the school, killing students, and severely beating Lin Che Jong. 3 of Lin Che Jongs former school brothers come to help him and find the town run by corrupt officials and the local crime lord who is actually Shao Pei Lee, a notorious fugitive. Shao Pei Lee in turn enlists the help of a group of villainous fighters known as "The Yangtze Four" to battle Lin Che Jong and his brothers as they try to expose the corrupt officials and rid the town of Shap Pei Lee. Written by
Standard 70's martial arts movie with a great final fight
In this Hong Kong action flick, members of a martial arts school find themselves up against a gang of thugs, after the latter wage a reign of terror on innocent locals.
The Four Shaolin Challengers is another in a seemingly endless line of low budget 70's chopsocky movies. Like most in the sub-genre this one features mind-bogglingly bad dubbing and copious martial arts fighting scenes, while its story-line can best be described as 'routine'. Where this one scores though is in its very impressive extended final show-down where we see several fights playing out simultaneously. This is a pretty interesting and memorable finale which includes the use of some original weaponry such as cymbals and an umbrella, both of which are put to deadly use. It's this well executed show-down that makes this one worth watching, the rest of the movie otherwise being pretty by-the-numbers.
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