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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 ...
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


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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1977 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Hero of the Wild Kung Fu Challenger  »

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Edited into Hero of Shaolin (2013) See more »

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A decent but forgotten kung fu film
16 December 2001 | by (Vännäs, Sweden) – See all my reviews

In Sweden they sell a cheap box everywhere called "karate classics" with five old kung fu films from the seventies.. This film was the only good film in the box. The cover says "The Fox of Shaolin".

The story is quite boring and strange... mostly about honour, challenges, revenge and so on... but hey.. it´s old skool kung fu:)

Sing Chen play the lead role. The Kung Fu action by YUEN BIAO and COREY YUEN is very good. They both also play small roles. HWANG JANG LEE and LO LIEH is the bad guys..

A quite impressive role list.

I was very surprised! Any collector of kung fu films should own this one. It seems to be totally forgotten. I wonder why! I liked it.

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