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

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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-ping Chiang
Shao Hua Chu
Eagle Han
Hsing Nan Ho
Hong Hsu
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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Revenge of the Dragon  »

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The only film Jackie Chan completed for Lo Wei's production company after the success of Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master, and the first one in which he was given true creative control and the title of director. See more »

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Referenced in Jioksibi gwanmun (1980) See more »

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best fight scenes
27 July 2005 | by (over there) – See all my reviews

Some of Jackie's best fight scenes ever are in this one. Nobody mentioned the one near the end where he's attacked by 3 guys with spears / machetes (you'll see what I mean). The attacks come one at a time, and then all in sequence. The cuts show that there are very few breaks in the action, lots of continuous fighting. Amazing nobody got seriously injured or even killed during the filming.

Another scene of note that everyone talks about is the chopstick scene. But how about the fight against the guy with the two swords? Yet another death defying feat of timing, reflexes and luck.

If you don't enjoy HK humour then don't watch it. But the fight scenes are among the best ever. For those complaining about the dubbing, relax

  • even the Cantonese version suffers from very poor dubbing. I think it


was just the studios at the time trying to save money.


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