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The Fearless Hyena (1979)
"Xiao quan guai zhao" (original title)

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Shing Lung (as Jacky Chan)
James Tien ...
Grandpa
Dean Shek ...
The Coffin Seller (as Shih Tien)
Hui Lou Chen ...
The Unicorn
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Yen
Kun Li ...
The Master
Tien-chi Cheng ...
Willow Sword
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Chih-Ping Chiang
Shao Hua Chu
Eagle Han
Hsing Nan Ho
Hong Hsu
Kan-Man Huang ...
(as Kan-man Huang)
Sae Ok Kim
Nai-Hua Kuo
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Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote village with his grandfather who teaches him Kung-Fu. He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kung-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by some thugs he beat up to act as the master of a Kung-Fu school. This school's name apparently spreads far, as an old enemy of Jackie's grandfather shows up and attacks him. Jackie goes on training with the help of another member of the old gang, until he can eventually get revenge. Written by Yaron <yaron@starlight.trendline.co.il>

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Superior Martial Arts Movie
19 April 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan in "Hsiao chuan yi chao" is Kung Fu's answer to Charlie Chaplan. Yes I admit that some critics may accuse the film of having a flimsy plot line or cheesy dialogue, but my God, the humor and action scenes more than make up for all of the movie's shortcomings! I have two words for anyone who has seen this movie and is on the fence as to whether or not it was the best movie that they have ever seen: Tea Cha. The scamming teacher of the S.S.S. school of kung fu is all that the movie needs. Throw in Jackie Chan's acrobatics and high flying martial arts, and wow! Fans in search of a "good" movie such as Citizen Cane or Driving Miss Daisy should probably stay away, but anyone looking to laugh and be amazed must see The Fearless Hyena starring Jackie Chan.


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