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The Avenging Eagle (1978)
"Long xie shi san ying" (original title)

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Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ...
Cheuk Yi-fan
Lung Ti ...
Chi Ming-sing
Feng Ku ...
Yoh Xi-hung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ...
(as Chen Lung)
Kuo Hua Chang
Yu Chang
Szu Hsiao
Pei Chi Huang ...
(as Wong Pei Chi)
Ling Ling Hung
Eddy Ko ...
Wan Da
Wei-Ping Kuo ...
(as Kuo Hui Pung)
Hui Huang Lin
Hung Lu
Jamie Luk ...
Yoh Xi-hung's bodyguard (as Lu Chien-Ming)
Chia-Li Ou
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Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly bumbling man who hardly takes even life-threatening scenes seriously. The man Chi saved starts following him on the road, explaining that he's looking for someone who committed a grievous, unforgivable wrong. As the two travel on the road, it starts to become clear that Chi's companion is more than he seems: he's actually a very skilled martial artist, and his boots contain short blades that he can attach to his sleeves. Chi finally tells his companion his story: he's seeking out a renowned swordsman named Cheuk Yi-fan... not to kill him, but to die at his hand. Chi is haunted of the last job he did with the gang, slaughtering many of Cheuk's family and friends... and Chi himself slew Cheuk's pregnant wife. Chi's companion agrees to help Chi with his mission. But when the two arrive at Yoh's ... Written by looker1010az

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The lady who plays Sheng Fu's wife in the movie was his real-life wife, Jenny Tseng. They were married from 1976 until his death in July 1983. See more »

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Poinant Kung Fu
26 September 2005 | by (Indy Nowhere) – See all my reviews

I love this movie more for the truisms it presents regarding the heart of a man as well as for the wonderful kung fu it represents. The main character displays a depth of emotion that is not often seen in this genre managing to convey in word and memory induced vignettes the tragedy of his life, the wrongs he has committed to survive and his sorrow at what he has become. The man he has wronged is also compelling in that instead of exacting quick revenge as we see with other martial arts films he wants to know his families murderer to find out why he killed them. The ultimate protagonist and leader of the Eagles is also good but more in line with other kung fu baddies than as a truly original character. I would recommend this movie because it manages to tell a story of vengeance and human frailty without sacrificing either of them.


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