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A young man decides to learn Kung Fu to avenge the death of his father, a peaceful shopkeeper who was... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Siu-Hung Leung ... Wong Tai-Kwang (as Hsiung Kuang)
Kar-Yung Lau ... Shan Ho Kuan (as Jimmy Liu)
Shi-Kwan Yen
Feng Ku ... Master Hsi Tak
Michelle Yim ... Wong Wai Chi (as Hsueh Mi)
Paul Chun ... Chu Shan Feng / Monk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lau Chan ... Official
Chok Chow Cheung
Cheng Chiang ... Drunkard
Hark-On Fung ... Tai Kuang's opponent (as Ko-An Feng)
Ti Hsieh
Wen Tai Li ... Twitching Abbott
Han-Yuan Ma
Sha-Li Pai ... Monk
Kwai Shan ... Head Thug
Chien-Po Tsen
Kun Wang
Biu Chan Wong
Kwong-Keung Kong ... Monk (uncredited)
Keung-Kuen Lai ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Chi-Hwa Chen 
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(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Rick Ho .... producer
B.P. Loh .... producer
K.C. Wong .... producer
Original Music by
Ta Chiang Wu 
Cinematography by
Ching-Chu Chen 
Art Direction by
Cheng Po Li 
Makeup Department
Liang-Yu Chang .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jintana Ferriera .... production manager
Lun Tang .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yun-Chung Peng .... assistant director
Art Department
Hsi-Jen Yang .... props
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lun Chen .... lighting technician
Bao-Chi Chou .... still photographer
Stephen Poon Tak-Yip .... camera operator (as Te-Yeh Pan)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
An Ma .... costumer
Other crew
Kuen Cheung .... planner
Jintana Ferriera .... presenter
Yao-Yung Kuan .... script supervisor
Wei Teng .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"San shi liu mi xing quan" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Jackie Chan's Bloodpact" - USA (video box title)
"Jackie and the 36 Crazy Fists" - USA (DVD box title)
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USA:90 min
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Continuity: In the opening scene of the story, two men in grey suits and black hats rescue a young man from being beaten by a gang. They take him home to his sister's house. One of the men has had his head shaved between the two scenes, although they are meant to follow on directly.See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Don't look for Jackie Chan..., 8 September 2003
Author: Andy Troy ( from Hempstead, NY

36 CRAZY FISTS, while directed and choreographed by martial-arts legend Jackie Chan, doesn't feature him in any recognizable role. One is inclined to feel cheated because of this, and I would generally have to agree; 36 CRAZY FISTS may've been a great film if it had starred Chan, but as it stands, it is simply a mundane movie.

It features the overly-typical revenge plot, along with the old master, the bumbling sidekicks (complete with trombone "waaahh" sounds!) and the clever-yet-flighty girl we've all come to know and love (?) from the kung-fu genre. The fight scenes are not all bad, especially the final few between the old white-haired guy (a sure sign of martial-arts mastery, apparently) and the young student. Also along for this final fight sequence are the student's two (count 'em, TWO!) teachers, a fellow disciple of the old man, and at least three other guys who just throw around insults. Wow, that's some fight!

Maybe the most notable thing about 36 CRAZY FISTS (and this isn't a good thing) is its title; it suffers from PNS (Poorly-Named Syndrome), in that the 36 "crazy fists" are only one of dozens of technique the student learns. Moreover, they aren't even fists but sweep-chops! Oh well.

In short, this movie doesn't have anything special going for it...move along, move along. My rating: 5.5/10

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