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Shaolin Rescuers (1979)
"Jie shi ying xiong" (original title)

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Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

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Shen Chan ...
Master Chou Cheng
Hsi Chang
Hui Chi Chen
Hung Chen
Nan Chiang ...
Huang
Sheng Chiang ...
Han Chi
Tien-Chu Chin
Miao Ching
Tat-wah Cho ...
Chun's Teacher
Kin Ping Chow
Ming Fung
Kuo-yung Hsia
Yu Lung Hsiao
Hung-ta Hu
Chia-liang Huang
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Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

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Avenging Warriors of Shaolin  »

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Better than the usual kung fu flick
11 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is better than the usual kung fu flicks. It is more about the characters than about the action.

Like the other good kung fu films, it involves an isolated faction, in this case one that is determined near the end of the film, in a showdown with another fixed group of antagonists.

The heroes here are total working class heroes, and are quite convincing in character. Sure, we get the same hokey stunts of people jumping 40 feet straight up, but what makes this watchable is that we can follow the characters, even though too many of them look too much alike.

The film introduces our heroes one at a time, and one doesn't appear till near the end. It is the story of three working class men who spend their spare time in improving their martial arts skills.

It is a fun film, and doesn't fall into the trap of simply showing too many acrobatics. There is actual dialog, and an actual story, though we have the usual loss in translation. Still, we get the gist of the story, because we can follow the characters.


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