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Crippled Avengers (1978)

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R | | Action, Drama | November 1981 (USA)
Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

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Kuan-Tai Chan ...
Tao Tien-tu
Feng Lu ...
Tao Sheng
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ...
Chen Shun (as Kuo Chui)
Meng Lo ...
Wei Da-ti
Chien Sun ...
Hu Ah-kuei
Sheng Chiang ...
Wang Yi
Lung Wei Wang ...
Lin Wing
Jamie Luk ...
Tien Nan Tiger #3 (as Chien Ming Lu)
Dick Wei ...
Tien Nan Tiger #1 of the Southern Sky (as Lung Tu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsi Chang
Shih-Ou Chang
Chih-Lu Chen ...
(as Chi-lok Chen)
Hung Chen
Miao Ching ...
Li Jing-ying
Kin Ping Chow ...
(as Chien-Ping Chou)
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A wealthy kung fu expert, who is turned bitter and evil by the slaying of his wife and the loss of his son's hands, bullies a town through terror and force. They find pleasure and satisfaction by crippling those who stumble in their way. Four of those who are crippled, a hawker who is blinded, a blacksmith made mute and deaf, a drifter who loses his legs, and a fighter who loses his sanity, band together to use their disabilities to the best of their advantage. The four are tested time and time again, and demonstrate their strengths and abilities. Written by Chris Castellano <Chris_Castellano@Engelhard.com>

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The film was spoofed in Futurama: The Series Has Landed (1999), which an arcade game called "Mortal Coordination" is seen and the arcade game mocks this film. See more »

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It's has nothing to do with the original, however , in my opinion The Crippled Avengers is much better than The Five Deadly Venoms
31 March 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

The Crippled Avengers is a very entertaining film by cult kung fu movies production company called Shaw Brother. It has all the actors who have participated in The Five Deadly Venoms and Chinese Super Ninjas 1. It certainly has a classic cast who knows how to fights beautifully. It also has a cool plot that has surely inspired the directors of Crippled Masters, crappy kung fu movies in which there also some crippled avengers, However, The Crippled Avengers by The Shaw Brothers manages to entertain much more either than The Crippled Masters or The Five Deadly Venoms. Most of its fights are fantastic, even though that some of them can actually bore you. The characters and the acting are very typical for a Shaw Brothers' production. However, The Crippled Avengers has an interesting plot and a faire of blood compared to the average kung fu flick. The story is about a master whose son's hand had been cut before his son and him became revengeful due to that incident. They make innocent people crippled for no reason. Therefore, some of the people who have been crippled by them become avengers, even though that they are crippled. They meet a master who teaches them and train them useful kung fu techniques that can be practiced even by those who are disabled. In a nutshell, The Crippled Avengers is an entertaining kung fu flick that I certainly recommend to those who are in favour of kung fu and martial arts cinema. 7/10


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