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Shau-Chang Lu (co-writer)
Hau Sit (writer)
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1982 (China) See more »
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jet Li ... Chieh Yuan (as Jet Lee)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lan Ding ... 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
Jianwen Zhang

Directed by
Hsin-Yen Chang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shau-Chang Lu  co-writer
Hau Sit  writer

Produced by
Yat-yuen Liu .... producer
Cinematography by
Pai-Ling Chou 
Feng-Lin Liu 
Film Editing by
Hsin-Yen Chang 
Yu-Huai Li 
Wong Ting 
Ku Chi Wai 
Art Direction by
Hok Sun Wong 
Costume Design by
Tong Yuet Fung 
Jiping Wang  (as Kwai Ping Wong)
Makeup Department
Li Kuen .... hair stylist
Siu Yuk Kwok .... makeup artist
Guen Guen Lau .... makeup artist (as Kuen Kuen Lau)
Production Management
Lam Chan .... production manager
Wong Ying Cheong .... production manager
Hong Tat Cheung .... assistant production manager
Kwong-Kin Leung .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shau-Chang Lu .... assistant director
Yeung-Ping Sze .... assistant director
Art Department
Fai Wong Cheung .... property master
Ho Ching .... property master
Sound Department
Junxi Huang .... sound
Jianqiang Hu .... stunts
Xianda Ma .... action sequence coordinator
Qingfu Pan .... action sequence coordinator
Changkai Wang .... action sequence coordinator
Hai Yu .... action sequence coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Chim .... gaffer
Weilin Li .... still photographer (as Li Wai Lun)
Li Da Man .... assistant camera
Suen Shek San .... grip
Pui Wong .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Li Yan Wen .... wardrobe
Tse Feng Yi .... wardrobe
Music Department
Feng Guang Tao .... orchestrator
Other crew
Chi-liang Cheng .... script supervisor
Jianqiang Hu .... choreographer
Hsi-San Sun .... continuity
Gangda Zhang .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Shao Lin si" - China (original title)
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95 min
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Martial artists were gathered from Hong Kong and mainland China to appear in the movie. There are also three Japanese practitioners of the Art called Shorinji Kempo, who play Shaolin monks.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Shaolin (2011)See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Holy cow!, 18 February 1999
Author: Eric Yu ( from Boston, Massachusetts

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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