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Hsin Yi Chang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 March 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Hsu Yin-Fung (as Jacky Chan)

Nora Miao ... Tang Pin-Er
Jeong-Nam Kim (as Ching Lan Kim)
Yung-kuo Li (as Yung Kuok Lee)
Ya Ying Liu ... (Guest star)
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
Chou-hung Lin
Do-shik Ma
Ching-Shun Mao
Tien Miao
Kang Peng
Ren Tieh
Han Ting
Wei Ho Tu (as Her Du Wei)
Lin Tung
Chi-Sheng Wang
Quen Wang
Te-Shan Wu
Chris Hilton ... Oddball Lu (voice) (uncredited)
Warren Rooke ... Hsu Yin-Fung (voice) (uncredited)
Rik Thomas ... Old Beggar (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chi-Hwa Chen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hsin Yi Chang  screenplay

Produced by
Shih Mei Chu .... planner
Li Hwa Hsu .... producer
Wei Lo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou  (as Chow Fook Leung)
 
Cinematography by
Chung Yuan Chen 
 
Film Editing by
Chih-Hsiung Huang 
 
Production Design by
Shih Mei Chu 
 
Art Direction by
Chih Liang Chou 
 
Costume Design by
Yan-Hung Li 
 
Makeup Department
Hsi Chen .... makeup artist
Yue-Chiao Chiang .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Hsien Chang Li .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ping-Liang Shen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Lien Pi Hu .... props
 
Sound Department
Hua Chang .... sound recordist
Ping Wong .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator (as Chen Yuen Lung)
Wei Ho Tu .... stunt coordinator (as Her Tu Wei)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hao-Ran Chen .... assistant camera
Tseng Hsian Huang .... assistant camera
Chin-Lung Lu .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chou-chieh Chang .... continuity
Mei-tze Chien .... script supervisor
Li Hwa Hsu .... presenter
Kuang Nan Hsueh .... production coordinator
Chia Chih Li .... production assistant
Ching Fu Li .... production assistant
Wei Ho Tu .... martial arts director (as Her Du Wei)
 

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Also Known As:
"Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin" - Hong Kong (English title), UK (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
96 min | 101 min (uncut version)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | UK:15 | West Germany:18 (cut)

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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
You fools, you must be tired of living., 3 May 2005
Author: Shawn McKenna (srmckenna@hotmail.com) from Modesto, California

Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin is mostly known for being a transitional movie for Jackie. He did not play the grim Bruce Lee archetype that Lo Wei tried to mold in him, but was the start of a comedic and lighter hero for Chan. Snake and Crane was a box office failure in Hong Kong, but it got Jackie recognition in Hong Kong. It also showcased his increased intricate and atypical fight choreography with an increase of humor and props.

There is really much to like in this film. Chen Chi-hwa (Half a Loaf of Kung Fu) did an excellent job of direction with beautiful wide-screen shots of gorgeous scenery and elaborate placement of camera position. I wish he directed more films. Jackie's choreographed fight scenes are also very good. Like many of the martial art films of this time, the plot is the rub. Though I did like the first half of the plot.

The film starts with Jackie displaying his various knowledge of weapons including the spear (I cannot believe they lifted music from Monty Python and the Holy Grail for this scene.) The aerobatic display that Chan does (along with others) is far superior to any martial art action done later in the film.

Jackie stars as Su Yin Fong, a sarcastic and most excellent Kung Fu practitioner who has possession of the book "The Eight Steps of the Snake and Crane." A manual of techniques that was thought, along with the Dragon Spear, to be in the possession of Master Lin. It was created and collaborated by eight masters of Shaolin who mysteriously vanished. Or did they? Being in possession of such a prize and openly flaunting it, Su finds himself the target of many ruffians. He is jumped by the Ting Brothers while fishing. He is attacked by the Wu Tang Clan while eating. Later he is attacked by various members of the Black Dragon Clan, Beggar Clan and the Flying Tiger Clan. His only ally is Fong Sie Pin of the Ere May Clan who killed Lady Suon and her minion after Jackie Chan had already defeated them.

Su is also looking for a shoulder-scarred man. He will not let anything stop him from this goal. This includes advances from Tang Pin Nhur (Nora Miao) and her offering of a treasured golden peacock! Now that is a lot of fortitude (or else he is eunuch.) Nora actually has some decent fight scenes in this film. But the plot winds down with too many obvious turns (like who the shoulder-scarred man is and what happened to the Shaolin monks.)

I do feel like this film is worth watching. In addition to the beautiful photography and the actors I have mentioned there are great characters like Lu Lo Qui (with his cursing match against Su), Hong Tu (Gam Ching Lan) who is a pretty petite female pretending to be a male, and Chien Tse (Kam Kong.) If only the plot was stronger (and possibly Lo Wei had less influence on the story) then this film would be mentioned more often and I could create a more cohesive critique. But for historical purposes it will always have its place as a transitional movie in Jackie Chan's illustrious career.

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