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Tin-Chi Lau (screenplay) &
Chik-Chin Huang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 April 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Biao Yuen ... Yipao

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... The Beggar
Ka-Yan Leung ... Taipao (as Liang Chia-jen)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Casino henchman
Lung Chan ... Broker
Hsi Chang ... Innkeeper
Fat Chung ... Big Eyes
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Casino boss
Kuan-Hsien Huang
Ching-Ying Lam ... Casino henchman
Hoi Sang Lee ... Painter Danno
Chia Yung Liu ... Koo Wu-Tai / The Fox
Karl Maka ... Police Captain
Mars ... The Tiger (as Fo Sing)
Kuang Yu Wang ... Matchmaker

Directed by
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung 
Writing credits
Tin-Chi Lau (screenplay) &
Chik-Chin Huang (screenplay)

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
Chi-Chung Liu .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Hsun Chi Chen)
Cinematography by
Ricky Lau 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Production Management
Chi-Chung Liu .... production manager
Louis Sit .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yat-Hung Chu .... assistant director (as Yat-hung Chu)
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Ping Wong .... sound
Ching-Ying Lam .... stunt double
Editorial Department
Simon Broderick .... colorist
Other crew
Billy Chan .... assistant action choreographer
Raymond Chow .... presenter
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action choreographer
Ching-Ying Lam .... assistant action choreographer
Chia-Chen Tu .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Knockabout" - Hong Kong (English title)
"The Jade Warriors" - USA (theatrical title)
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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Germany:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (2014) | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:12 (DVD rating) (2005) | USA:PG-13


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Facial tics and furious kicks., 27 July 2003
Author: illogik ( from Sydney, Australia

Its no joke, this movie is INSANE.

Hong Kongs most underated talent Yuen Biao and Hong Kongs greatest talent and my personal favorite Sammo Hung team up for some memorable scenes. The training montage is the best i have ever laid eyes on Yuen does back flips, kip ups, cartwheels, sommersaults and a plethora of other superhuman feats.... WHILE SKIPPING! Another act that had my jaw on the floor was Yuen Biao doing strait legged backwards tumbles with sharpend bamboo splints strapped to the back of his legs. Must be seen to be belived.

10/10 An often overlooked classic.

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