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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)

Quan jing (original title)
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
Yuan Hsu
Ching Fu Li
Hai Lung Li
Tung Chun Li
Wen Tai Li
Szu-Cheng Mu ...
(as Chiang Kao)
Kang Peng
Li Rung Chuen
Dean Shek ...
Shaolin Student
James Tien ...
Luk
Li-Peng Wan ...
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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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23 November 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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Jackie taught kung fu from five skirt-wearing fairies!
4 June 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

A sacred manual of the Seven Fist technique is stolen from the legendary Shaolin temple, and the only style good enough to conquer it, the Five Fists, has long since vanished. Thankfully a meteor hits the temple walls, unearthing the spirits of the Five Fists style, who summarily teach their deadly animal kung fu to lazy student Jackie Chan, so that maybe he can help when the Seven Fist thief strike again. What makes this Lo Wei adventure so endearing is the shoddy special effects – with Star Wars released the year before, Spiritual Kung Fu plainly outlines how behind the times HK was in their effects department (the meteor is a sparkler on a piece of string), and the flame-haired, hula-skirt wearing superimposed ghosts do retain a certain charm despite the cheapness.


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