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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)

Se ying diu sau (original title)
PG | | Action, Comedy | November 1982 (USA)
Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie train ... See full summary »

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Chien Fu (as Lung Cheng)
Siu Tin Yuen ...
Grandmaster Pai Cheng-Tien (as Hsiao-Tien Yuan)
Jang Lee Hwang ...
Lord Sheng Kuan (as Cheng-Li Huang)
Dean Shek ...
Teacher Li (as Tien Shih)
Roy Horan ...
Russian
Hark-On Fung ...
Snake Fist School Master
Lung Chan ...
Substitute Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tien Lung Chen ...
Three Provinces Champ
Yao Lin Chen ...
Master Hung (Hung Wei School)
Kam Chiang ...
Ah Kwai, Magistrate's son
Hsia Chien
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Mr. Liang - brick-breaking demo
Hsia Hsu ...
Su Chen
Chiang Wang
Gam Yam ...
Chang, The Cook
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Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie train in an art of kung-fu called the ' Snake's Fist '. Jackie doesn't get bullied again. Then Jacki creates his own style and mixes it with the Snake's Fist. His style is based on the movement and actions of a cat. One day the old man is in trouble by a man who does ' The Eagle's Claw' and Jackie helps the old man. Written by Jagtar Basi <jagtar@basi.demon.co.uk>

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Trivia

First film in which Siu Tin Yuen appeared as a wandering eccentric kung fu master. He would later on reprise the same character type in different kung fu films one of which is _Drunken Master (1978)_ which also features 'Jackie Chan' as the leading character, Dean Shek as a bumbling assistant teacher and Jang Lee Hwang as the final opponent. See more »

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The Russian's sword wobbles and bends throughout the whole fight in which he uses it. See more »

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Lord Sheng Kuan: [after Chien Fu surprises him with his new technique] That technique! That isn't Snake Fist style! What is that?
Chien Fu: Hmmph! Cat's Claw!
[Chien Fu proceeds to attack again]
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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wonderful comedy
21 June 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Lots of fighting, done in a comical way. Just about every character in this movie are not too bright, which is perfect for a comedy of errors.

I have always preferred this comical way of handling martial arts better than the too serious Bruce Lee style.


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