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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 ...
Xuan Kong
Wang Guang Quan
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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CNY 1,200,000 (estimated)
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This film was the first Hong Kong production to be filmed in mainland China. The film was funded by a Hong Kong production company but uses a Mainland cast and crew. See more »

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Holy cow!
18 February 1999 | by (Boston, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Jet Li's first movie, and it set the stage for his future success. Really good kung fu, really good action, and not too many slow points. Pretty typical storyline; evil warlord kills boys father, boy escapes to Shaolin temple, improves his skill and fights a lot of people. But for a movie this old, the fighting is really done well. I'm sure that this is a pretty hard movie to come across, but if you ever get the opportunity to see it, by all means take advantage of it.


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