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Hsu Yin-Fung (as Jacky Chan)
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Yung-kuo Li ...
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Ya Ying Liu ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsin Yi Chen
Kang Chin
Chun Cho
Han Chang Hu
Kuan-Hsien Huang
Sang-ho Ju
Ki Bum Kim
Wang Kuk Kim
Min-Lang Li
Wen Tai Li
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Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art of the Snake and Crane," after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin Masters who had written it. He must fight off numerous clans who are all attempting to steal the book from him, to find out the true reason for the disappearance of the Shaolin Masters. Written by Torkel Mathisen <u940213@studbo.hit.no>

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The music used in the film's opening sequence is Ice Floe 9 by Pierre Arvay, from the De Wolfe Music library. The same piece was also used for the opening credits of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) three years earlier. See more »

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Jackie Chan is pigtailed wanderer
4 June 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

When the Eight Steps of the Snake and Crane manual disappears along with the Shaolin masters who devised it, the martial arts world is said to be in disarray. Hsu (Jackie), a pigtailed wanderer (you know the sort), claims he possesses the coveted book and summarily every goddamn scoundrel wants a piece of it, and a piece of Hsu. That's more than enough to go on in this rather tame yet fulfilling chopsocky. The most redeeming factor: a straight Chan performance that's convincing and barely pretentious, featuring some of his best traditional choreography ever put on celluloid. Back in reality, though, the movie proved yet another major flop for the Lo Wei Motion Picture Co.


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