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Zhong yuan biao ju (1976)

R | | Drama, Action | March 1981 (USA)
Bruce Li stars as a Chinese escort for the former Princess of the Ming Dynasty. After the death of their leader, they must escape the city with the last will and crowned jewels of the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Li ...
Li Ti-lung (as Li Shao Lung)
Ling Chia ...
Li's sister (as Chia Ling)
Yi Chang ...
Liang Chu (White-Haired Fox)
Wai-Man Chan ...
Li's rival
Chin Chang ...
(as Chang Chien)
Hui Lou Chen ...
Drunkard
Hou-Chiang Chi
Roy Chiao ...
(Guest star)
Tu Chin
Kuo Chung Ching
Po Wei Hou
Han Hsieh
Chiu Ping Hu
Fei Lung Huang
Lung Huang
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Bruce Li stars as a Chinese escort for the former Princess of the Ming Dynasty. After the death of their leader, they must escape the city with the last will and crowned jewels of the former ruler before the new Ching king catches them. They hide the treasure inside a dead pig and send it down the river. The Ching's discover the plan and meed the Ming Patriots on the riverbanks for a showdown.

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Bruce Lee's Big Secret  »

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The Patriots...
18 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bruce Li stars as a kung fu fighter who with a group friends defies the Ching Dynasty, using his martial arts and sense of honor he succeeds though not without some personal losses. Revenge Of The Ming Patriots is one of Bruce Li's better martial arts movies. What is most interesting aside from the period piece drama is that it appears that the choreography is ahead of it's time, which in itself looks like the pre-cursor for Jet Li's Once Upon A Time In China II. Indeed the plot is basically ripped off from numerous Shaw Brothers classics, but the pace here is fast, the martial arts sequences are good and the story works despite it's simplicity. Bruce Li is saddled with a bad wig and (of course) bad dubbing but Revenge Of The Patriots has its moments and it's obvious this set the standard of things to come. In other words, as a curiosity piece, this is worth a look.

* *1/2 out of 4-(Pretty Good)


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