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Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

Wu du (original title)
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheng Chiang ...
Chien Sun ...
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ...
Meng Lo ...
Liang Shen, Toad (as Mang Lo)
Pai Wei ...
Feng Lu ...
Chang Hsiao-Tien, Centipede
Lung Wei Wang ...
Feng Ku ...
Old Master Yuan (Guest star)
Dick Wei ...
Master (as Lung Tu)
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Constable Lin Kuang
Huang-Hsi Liu ...
Men Hua
Hui Huang Lin ...
Prison Gaoler
Ching Ho Wang ...
Constable
Lao Shen ...
Fruit vendor
Han Chen Wang ...
Prison Coroner
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A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu: Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad (hence the title). His final student, who knows a little of each style, must team up with one of the other good students to destroy the evil ones, if there are any. Greed and treachery ensue as the student discovers that some of the students are indeed evil, but which one can he trust enough to team up with? Written by Ken McCary <kmccary@amaroq.ces.ncsu.edu>

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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

When the teacher's final student introduces himself to the Lizard, he refers to himself as number four when he is actually number 6. This surely is a goof with the dubbing. See more »

Quotes

Chi Tung, Snake: [looking intently at Ma Chow] I didn't expect three.
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Referenced in Nightmare (1981) See more »

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The Best kung Fu Movie Ever
10 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

When I was very young,on a local tv station,they would show kung fu movies of all kinds on Saturdays.I saw lots of Kung Fu movies on weekends.I remember lots of them.I saw great flicks like Crippled Masters,Blind Fist of Bruce,Kung Fu Zombie,Shaolin Drunken Monk,Rage of the Master,Tattoe Dragon,and...Five Deadly Venoms.I remember the day clearly.Me and my dad had just gotten lunch at Burger King.We were racing home to see what movie it would be this saturday.We ran in the house and jumped onto the couch,turned on the set and flicked it onto 56.The usual intro of many kung fu movie clips in the background with the words Kung Fu Saturday over it.Then under that was the Title of the film.It said Five Deadly Venoms.Then the movie began.I bit into my burger amused with the pre-credit sequence.I loved this movie the minute it came on.My favorite character was the Toad Venom.The plot was hard to follow at that age but that wasn't what lured me...it was the fighting.The fights were so...amazing.I moaned every time a commercial came on and soon the 2 hours of the best movie i have ever seen ended.


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