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Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978)
"She he ba bu" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Hsu Yin-Fung (as Jacky Chan)
Nora Miao ...
Tang Pin-Er
Jeong-Nam Kim ...
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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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8 March 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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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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5 out of 10
7 August 2001 | by (town) – See all my reviews

Not a typical Jackie movie. Jackie is always a nice, doesnt quite know whats goin on kinda guy, but in this movie he is one bad-ass dude. All these people want a book he has, but Jackie aint giving that thing up, so you can bet he will fight a whole lot to keep it. this movie just didnt do it for me. I like the Jackie we know and love(or serious Jackie when he does it well), and this wasnt him. From what I hear, a lot of other fans like this movie for the same reason I dont like it, so you might want to check this one out.


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