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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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Jianqiang Hu ...
Wu Kong
Chun Hua Ji
Wang Jue ...
Ban Kong
Liu Huai Liang ...
Liao Kong
Qingfu Pan
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Jian Kui Sun ...
Se Kong
Guang Quan Wang
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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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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Just GREAT!
19 February 2006 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. In fact, when I saw it, I started to love kung fu movies. Why? If you have seen this movie you will know why. Don't ask, just see it. Because this is the greatest kung fu movie ever made. No "Hero", no "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", this movie is the best. Great story, even greater fights - what else do you need? This is the first Jet Li's movie and it made him star.

I will not tell you the story. See the movie and you will know it. If I could, I woul give "Shaolin Temple" not 10 but 20/10. Well, I can't...

But now I am wasting your time. Don't waste time with reading comments, just go and see this great movie!


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