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Can que (1978)

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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Credited cast:
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 Yung
Chen-Tu Tan ...
Master Law Bo
Tai-Ping Yu ...
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Miao Ching ...
Li Jing-ying
Helen Poon ...
(Guest star) (as Ping-Chang Pan)
Dick Wei ...
Tien Nan Tiger #1 of the Southern Sky (as Lung Tu)
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Hsi Chang
Shih-Ou Chang
Chih-Lu Chen
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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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An interesting movie!
8 December 2007 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Can que aka "Mortal Combat" aka "The Crippled Avengers" is a fun-flick on individuals of different handicaps becoming martial art warriors. A warlord causing trouble in the land by maiming, crippling and killing innocent people. He blinds one man; a blacksmith is force to drink something to make him mute, and the warlord makes him deaf too. One man gets his legs chopped off. And the fighter in white is made into an idiot by the warlord's henchmen. All three men bond and are made into warriors. The blind fighter relies on his ears; the deaf fighter uses his eyes and his blacksmith skills to make the maimed fighter steel legs. He has to use his waist to gain control of the heavy prostheses. And he was very effective on the hulking goons. Despite being an idiot, Wang Yi fighting skills remained intact. And all four fighters are ready to seek revenge. The results, a real bloody mess. Each one performed their skill without a single problem. Quite interesting, yet fun to watch. This martial art film is a keeper. 3 out of 5 stars!


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