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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)
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Grandmaster Pai Cheng-Tien (as Hsiao-Tien Yuan)
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Lord Sheng Kuan (as Cheng-Li Huang)
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Teacher Li (as Tien Shih)
Roy Horan ...
Hark-On Fung ...
Snake Fist School Master
Lung Chan ...
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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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Film producer Serafim Karalexis got the rights to distribute the movie in America in the 80s, retitled "The Eagle's Shadow". It had a new score made due to copyright issues with the original score. See more »

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(at around 1h 23 mins) The Russian's sword wobbles and bends throughout the whole fight in which he uses it. See more »

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[a preacher attacks Chien Fu with a sword]
Chien Fu: Huh? The preacher?
Russian: [laughs] I'm not any sort of priest. I come from Russia - I'm a fighter!
Chien Fu: You're what? You're not a priest?
Russian: Heh! The Eagle Claws have hired me - I'm to destroy the Snake Fist! And my master managed to trick you - into betraying your teacher. He'll have killed him by now!
Chien Fu: You lousy swine.
[they fight]
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"Snake Bites!!!"
4 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I´ll try to summary this movie. Orphan (Jackie Chan) is being mistreated by evil Kun fu-Club owner on the club in which he is a cleaner. He meets an old beggar who learns him "snake style" -kun fu. The old man is being hunted down for knowledge of the martial art. Check this movie out. If you like Jackie-Chan, then you will love this movie. I give it a 10/10.


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