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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
"Quan jing" (original title)

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A goofy student is taught a lost martial art style by five ghosts.

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Yi-Lang
Chih-Ping Chiang
Hsiu-yi Fang
Hong Hsu
Chiang Kao
Ching Fu Li
Hai Lung Li
Tung Chun Li
Wen Tai Li
Kang Peng
Li Rung Chuen
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James Tien ...
Luk
Li-peng Wan
Kuang Yu Wang
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Jackie Chan plays the part of the class clown in a shaolin temple whose deadliest secret is stolen. All is lost until Jackie's character discovers the dancing blue ghosts with bright red hair who haunt the library. Written by Andrew Stollak <nuke@psu.edu>

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Rated PG for martial arts action, mild language, brief partial nudity, and rude humor | See all certifications »
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Somewhat entertaining
5 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I picked this film up on DVD for a couple of bucks at Wal-Mart, so I wasn't really expecting a great film. Spiritual Kung Fu met these expectations. Bad dubbing, bad special effects, and the goofy clown/mime/rag doll/ghosts detracted from the film.

What made the film bearable was the good kung fu and the casting of James Tien as the bad guy. There's also a twist at the end that is only hinted at once during the film, so it comes as quite a surprise.

If you want a great film to make you think, watch something else. If you want a goofy chopsocky Jackie Chan movie to waste a couple of hours, (and have no deep-seated fear of clowns) check Spiritual Kung Fu out.

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