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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
"Se ying diu sau" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  November 1982 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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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
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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

Sheng Fu was supposed to star as Chien Fu, but was refused by Run Run Shaw; head of the Shaw Brothers Studio. This led to Jackie Chan being cast in the role. 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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The One That Started It All.
26 February 2000 | by (Robinson, IL) – See all my reviews

Jackie's first big hit. It's easy to see why it was so popular when it was first released. Nobody had ever seen comedy and kung fu mixed together before. And if it wasn't for Jackie, we might have never have. Good and plentiful fights easily make this a kung fu classic that still entertains over 20 years later.


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