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Zan xian sheng yu zhao qian Hua (1978)

Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor.

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Mr. Tsang (as Chia-Jen Liang)
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Fei Chun (as Ching-Pao Hung)
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Ya Chao
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Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor.

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Rated R for some strong elements of martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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28 December 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) See more »

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Top-class Wing Chun training and action. Brilliant.
12 February 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Once this film gets going it features some of the best kung fu ever filmed. The action is tightly choreographed and the strikes look like they really hurt. It's all I can do to stop myself from spilling the beans on the finale, which sees Wing Chun style up against one of my other favourite styles, which I can't reveal because it would spoil the surprise. The film also has a great "what do we have to do to kill this guy?" type scene in it, which is predictably bloody and excruciatingly painful. For lovers of eccentric training routines there's no need to worry, the wooden men are out in force, and the weasel with the glasses and the crap voice makes his presence well and truly felt. If you're a kung fu fan and haven't run into this one yet: this is "the business", up there with Prodigal Son.


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