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The Shaolin Temple (1982)

Shao Lin si (original title)
| Action, Drama | 1982 (China)
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 ...
Tu Ying
Wang Jue ...
Ban Kong
Liu Huai Liang ...
Liao Kong
Qingfu Pan
Cui Zhi Qiang ...
Xuan Kong
Wan-On Shing
Jian Kui Sun ...
Se Kong
Guang Quan Wang
Dihua Yan
Du Chuan Yang ...
Wei Kong
Cheng-Hui Yu
Hai Yu ...
Shi Fu
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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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Featured in The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002) See more »

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One of the best!
7 July 1999 | by (Boston, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Make sure to check this movie out if you can find it! If you can, tell me where so I can order a copy. As Eric Yu says, the plot is rather typical, but the fight scenes are really well thought out. The martial arts choreography was done by Pan Qingfu, who stars in the movie as one of the bad guys and who was also the coach of the Chinese national wushu team at one point.

If you'd like to check out another movie with Pan Qingfu, this time playing himself, watch Iron and Silk. It's rather silly, but Master Pan is pretty cool and Mark Salzman is awfully good at wushu for a white guy.


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