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Heroes of the Wild (1977)

Da wu shi yu xiao piao ke (original title)
A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sing Chen ...
Tu Tashan (as Chen Xing)
Jang Lee Hwang ...
Tien Lung Chong (as Wong Zheng Lieh)
Chung-Erh Lung ...
Shanmei
Biao Yuen ...
Sword and Knife Man
Hua Chung Ting ...
Hsiao Hu (as Ding Hwa Chong)
Corey Yuen ...
Spearman (as Yuen Kwai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ming Lieh Chan ...
Hsiao Hung
Man-No Chen
Shao Bao Ge
Pai Lin
Lieh Lo
Biu Yuan
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A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a man who's shame in defeat drives him to suicide. Before he dies, recognizing Tu Ta Shen honour, he asks Tu Ta Shen to defeat a group of Manchu supporters led by none other that Nan Pa Tien. The dying mans son, Sa Woo, tries to kill Tu Ta Shen but is easily outmatched. Tu Ta Shen offer to teach Sa Yoo enough so that he can take revenge for his father. The two set out together; One to fulfill a promise to a dying man, one to keep a promise of revenge. Written by M. Astaphan

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I was startled!
30 October 2005 | by (Alingsås, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Forget all about what some other reviewers say about this being a "decent" or above average Kung Fu film. The picture is simply awesome.. Naturally, the plot has it's flaws.. but it's essentially better than most Kung Fu movies of the time and at times really interesting and somehow riveting. The best thing about the movie is of course the fights.. and I tell you, they are simply top-notch! Sing Chen and Hwang Jang Lee really shine as the best fighters of the nation and Jang Lee proves again why he is the best kicker the world has ever seen. The choreography is absolutely insane, but I guess that's what you'll have to expect when Yuen Biao is credited as the action director (he has a small role as one of Jang Lee's grandsons as well, and honestly.. who do you think was doubling for all the other cast when needed??) I didn't expect that much from this movie.. but it's a fact.. Kung Fu films don't get any better than this.


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