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The Shaolin Temple (1982) Poster

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This is Jet Li's debut film. His salary then was RMB 1 per day of shoot.
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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.
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The scene when actor Jian Kui Sun plays the drunken pole was shot 48 times.
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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.
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The weapons used by Jet Li in the movie include the staff, 3-section staff, broadsword, and spear.
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Filming began in 1979.
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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.
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Some releases of the movie include scenes at the beginning that were filmed in the Japanese headquarters dojo of the art called Shorinji Kempo. In those scenes the martial artists are wearing white dogi with black robes over them, in a style found in many Zen temples and monasteries. Elsewhere in the movie, monks are seen wearing grey and yellow.
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