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The Shaolin Temple (1982)
"Shao Lin si" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  1982 (China)
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The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »

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Bai Wu Xia
Jianqiang Hu ...
Wu Kong
Chun Hua Ji
Wang Jue ...
Ban Kong
Liu Huai Liang ...
Liao Kong
Qingfu Pan
Cui Zhi Qiang ...
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Wan-On Shing
Jian Kui Sun ...
Se Kong
Dihua Yan
Du Chuan Yang ...
Wei Kong
Cheng-Hui Yu
Hai Yu ...
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The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor, who killed his father. The monks have to help him, and in the process, they save the true emperor, who rewards them greatly. Based on a true story from Shaolin folklore, but highly fictionalized. Written by Johan Wikberg

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The film grossed over RMB 10 million at a time when a ticket cost 0.1 to 0.15 RMB. Over 70 million tickets were sold. An estimated 50 million audience watched it during its theatrical run in Mainland China. See more »

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Kung Fu
27 November 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

If you want to see a non-stop action Kung Fu flic, this movie will be a good choice. More fighting than talking, and good fighting at that. The actors were taken from the chinese national wushu team, and these guys coordinated the fighting scenes themselves without a stunt coordinator. Many styles and weapons are used, such as drunken staff, mantis boxing, and such. The shaolin monks in the film don't seem to take their rules very seriously... they eat meat(dog meat!), drink wine and kill people...The movie was shot on location at the shaolin temple. Shaolin Temple was such a huge hit in Asia, that it made hundreds of chinese children go to the temple in hope of learning shaolin Kung Fu. Also Jet Li's first movie.


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