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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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Credited cast:
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
Dean Shek ...
Shaolin Student
James Tien ...
Li-peng Wan
Kuang Yu Wang


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 <>

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ghost | temple | martial arts | shaolin | tutu | See more »



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Rated PG for martial arts action, mild language, brief partial nudity, and rude humor | See all certifications »






Release Date:

23 November 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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Highly entertaining kung fu flick
1 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie (which really should have "Spiritual Kung Fu" listed as an alternate title) may be mostly for those who specifically like kung fu movies, but if you're one of those then this is a classic. While it forebodes the comedic action of later Chan movies, it is actually much more serious, and Jackie's part may be the biggest part, but it is almost matched by several other characters, so the emphasis doesn't lie so squarely on the lead character as it usually does in Chan's movies.

If you're a kung fu movie fan, don't listen to the negative comments posted here. This is one cool movie with lots of cool weirdness, and definitely some very cool fights. At one point, Jackie, who's still considered a novice, has to fight the 18 top students, and he licks every one of them in a long and impressive fight scene. This movie is definitely worth your while.

My rating: 8 out of 10.

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