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Crippled Avengers (1978)
"Can que" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  November 1981 (USA)
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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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Wei Da-ti
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Wu Ah-kwei
Sheng Chiang ...
Wang Yi
Lung Wei Wang ...
Lin Wing
Jamie Luk ...
Tinan Tiger #3 (as Lu Chien Ming)
To Lung ...
Tiger of the Southern Sky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miao Ching ...
Li Jing-ying
You-hsing Lai
Huang-Hsi Liu
Chun Lo
Sheng Lo
Te-Lo Mai


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 <>

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By far the best Venoms movie
24 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the title, this is not a sequel to The Five Deadly Venoms. it has the same actors and director, but the stories are not related. In my opinion this film is much superior to the original.

It is about an evil politician who cruelly disfigures four men. Once disfigured the four go to learn kung fu. After an amazing training montage, the four go back to get revenge. It is a really fun and campy film.

Besides the venoms it also stars Chen Kuan Tai; Chen Kuan Tai is most famous for his role in Killer Constable, another outstanding film. He has great on screen chemistry with the venoms. This is just a fun and violent film.

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