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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 Kung Fu Panda (2008) See more »

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Don't underestimate this movie!
29 October 2002 | by (Emmen, Holland) – See all my reviews

First of all I want to say to the Dutch readers that the Fearless Hyena part I that you poses is Part II in the rest of the world because Prime Time made a mistake switching them around.

Although the story line was bad and some humor was absolutely terrible this movie contains some of the most hard acrobatic skills and it was one of his most energetic movies. I guess that he's been training like a mad person for this movie because it was one of the first movies in which he could do the fighting choreography completely by himself. This made the fighting scenes absolutely awesome and make me want to train myself again.

I saw a comment which says that it looked too much like Drunken Master, but it's Drunken Master that looks a lot like this one because Fearless Hyena was made a year earlier.


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