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Bo ming chan dao duo ming qiang (1979)

The titular 'Odd Couple' are Sammo (King of Sabres) and Lau Kar Wing (King of Spears). They compete regularly against each other but every encounter results in a draw! Both decide to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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King of the Sword / Yao, The King of the Spear's Pupil
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Laughing Bandit / Scarface (as Kar Yan Leung)
Chia Yung Liu ...
King of the Spear / King of the Sword's Pupil (as Kar-Wing Lau)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ...
Chuang / Pak Chow
Fat Chung ...
Ti
Ha Huang ...
Single Sabre Wu Li
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Hsia / Ha
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Bald Thug with Knives
Yen-Yun Lieh
Tsun Liu
Karl Maka ...
Challenger
Mars ...
Potato
Dean Shek ...
Mr. Rocking
San Tai ...
Mr. Rocking's assistant
Hsiu Wen
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The titular 'Odd Couple' are Sammo (King of Sabres) and Lau Kar Wing (King of Spears). They compete regularly against each other but every encounter results in a draw! Both decide to recruit young pupils and train them up. The late entry of the real villain, the smoldering Laughing Bandit who sports a big scar, has an even bigger grudge against the Kings of Sabres and Spear.

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9 August 1979 (Hong Kong)  »

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Bok meng daan diy duet meng cheung  »

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The opinion of a recently converted Sammo Hung fan
26 April 2000 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie portrays old rivals,played by Sammo Hung (King of the sword) and Lau Kar Wing (King of the spear) who meet every 10 years to find out whose weaponry skills are better.These duels always end up in a draw and as the two warriers are aging they decide to each take on a pupil so that the duel may continue. What makes this interesting is that Sammo plays Lau's student and Lau plays Sammo's student. Some amusing scenes eventuate. This from the video cover: "Skillful balletic duels between the sword and the spear rival even the best work of Jackie Chan and Liu Chia Liang in their intricacy" With these comments I would have to agree. However this film would have to be the silliest Sammo hung movie I have ever seen. There are some scenes which I don't feel contribute much at all to the overall plot. Having said that, The duels between the elderly Sammo Hung and the elderly Lau Kar Wing with their respective weapons are masterpieces. Their mastery of these weapons has to be seen to be believed. So too, the duels between the young Sammo with the spear and the young Lau with the sword as the students of the elderly masters just goes to prove how versatile and how skilled these men are. Towards the end of the film they unite to defeat a common foe in a brilliant fight sequence and then go on to fight each other to a draw just as their old sifu's had done in another incredible fight sequence so ultimately the riddle of whose weaponry is better goes unanswered. An unusual movie with some really silly scenes but a lot of great action.


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