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See-Yuen Ng (screenplay)
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November 1982 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... 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

Chi Ling Chiu ... Mr. Liang - brick-breaking demo
Hsia Hsu ... Su Chen
Chiang Wang

Directed by
Woo-ping Yuen  (as Woo-Ping Yuen)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chi Yuan Hsi  writer
Huo An Hsi  writer
See-Yuen Ng  screenplay
Loong Shiao  writer
Chi-Kuang Tsai  screenplay

Produced by
See-Yuen Ng .... producer
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou  (as Fu-Liang Chou)
Jean-Michel Jarre 
Didier Marouani 
Cinematography by
Hui Chang 
Film Editing by
Hung Poon  (as Hung Yiu Poon)
Production Design by
Yuen-Tai Ting 
Costume Design by
Kuan-Kai Kong 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lung Hsiao .... assistant director
Art Department
Shi Cheng Yang .... props
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Other crew
Hsia Hsu .... fighting instructor
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... martial arts director
Corey Yuen .... martial arts director
Shun-Yee Yuen .... martial arts director
Woo-ping Yuen .... martial arts director (as Woo-Ping Yuen)

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Also Known As:
"Se ying diu sau" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Eagle's Shadow" - USA (reissue title)
"Snake and the Eagle's Shadow" - Philippines (English title)
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98 min | Argentina:97 min | Germany:90 min | UK:92 min | USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In the cat fight with the cobra scene, as the cat emerges from behind the wooden ladder, a twine tethered to the cat is visible. As the cat tries to run away, the twine stretches taught. This might explain why the cat would stay and fight the cobra, rather than run away. This would not be the first time a tethered animal is forced to fight a cobra in Hong Kong kung fu films, as a monkey is seen tethered in the animal fight scene in "Shaolin Drunken Monk" (aka "The 36th Chamber: The Final Encounter"), starring Gordon Liu.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The Russian's sword wobbles and bends throughout the whole fight in which he uses it.See more »
Grandmaster Pai Cheng-Cheh:What a bitch. I hope she drops dead.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Crane on a Rock (2004)See more »


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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, 6 December 2013
Author: tearless101 from Pakistan

This movie is my childhood Favorite. i like it when i was a small boy but when i grow up i thought watching the movie again might ruin the taste of movie, but i was surprised that i still like it very much.. The martial arts training and the way Jackie introduce another martial art style into traditional snake fist style is gr8.

The enemy Eagle fist were more stronger than Snake fist. But by Jackie Chan's invention he become able to defeat the master of Eagle fist. The bottom line is that this movie is very good for 1978's standards... The Jackie's master is also very interesting personality.. for me the movie is worth watching and time spending. One never gets bored that's the quality of the this movie....

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