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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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lan Ding ...
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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Filming began in 1979. See more »

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Followed by Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986) See more »

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A must see for Jet Li fans
21 April 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a very cool movie, I loved every second of it. Jet Li, in his first film, displays some of his most brilliant fighting moves and skill. It's no wonder this flick made him a superstar and martial arts icon.

The acting is quite alright, though the plot, which really no one cares about, is actually quite interesting.

All of the fights were totally massive and stylish, the pace was excellent. The weapons fight between Jet and the main bad guy general dude is awesome. Jet moves unbelievably fast in this bout and they repeat this excellent performance in the final battle. Jet shows true skill, just like the rest of the cast here.


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