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8 March 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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Directed by
Chi-Hwa Chen 
Writing credits
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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
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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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | UK:15 | West Germany:18

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Eight steps of the Snake and Crane, 12 November 2011
Author: ebiros2 from United States

Nora Miao and Jackie Chan stars again since New Fist of Fury (1976) in this classic martial arts movie.

Eight masters of snake and crane combined their skills and wrote the book containing all their secrets. They entrusted it to master Lin along with the Dragon Spear, and disappeared. Hsu (Jackie Chan) is carrying that book. Everyone seems to know that and wants the book. Unfortunately Hsu turns out to be very well learned in the techniques, and nobody is able to take the book away from him. He's letting everyone know he has the book, because he's looking for a man.

Three different clans, Tang, Black Dragon, and Flying Tiger are after his book. Leader of the Tang clan Tang Sei-Chun (Nora Miao) is looking to get the book to find her father. It turns out that man Hsu is looking for is Chan, the leader of the Black Dragon clan and he's after the book also. Wong, head of Flying Tiger clan who's daughter Un-Chu has been stalking Hsu is interested in the book. They feel that with that book, they can rule the kung fu world.

Sei Chun, and Un Chu has feelings for Hsu, and sides with him. When Hsu gets caught by Wong, Sei Chun gathers her troops to free Hsu. But Hsu escapes on his own, and Chan hearing about this, goes after Hsu. The end result is all three clans converging on location where Hsu shows up. Chan wants to wipe out the other two clans, and full battle between the clans including Hsu ensues. Then surprising secret about the Shaolin masters and Chan is revealed.

Surprisingly entertaining movie featuring Jackie Chan. This movie has real plot to the story.

Few months after this movie was shot, Jackie will be filming his crowning achievement from the '70s, the Drunken Master. The two characters he played couldn't have been more apart. In this, he plays dead strait character, and there's no comic element in this story.

This is one of the better Jackie Chan movie from the '70s, and also a very decent kung fu movie.

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