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Heroes of the East (1978)
"Zhong hua zhang fu" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  November 1980 (USA)
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A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »

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Yuka Mizuno ...
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Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Chow Kan
Liu Chia-Liang ...
Drunken Master
Miao Ching
Norman Chu ...
Chang
Ping Ha
Riki Harada ...
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Hou Hsiao
Pa-Ching Huang
Naozo Kato ...
Dojo Grandmaster
Ho Chiu Kei
Hoi Sang Lee ...
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A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted by the others. He must then prove how good Chinese Kung Fu really is through a series of duels with the seven Japanese martial artists who come to meet the challenge. Written by Anonymous

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Sweet Like Cherry Pie
27 September 2005 | by (Indy Nowhere) – See all my reviews

Challenge of the Ninja is essentially a story of cultures. From the initial opening credits when Gordon Liu a young Chinese man marries a Japanese girl you can see that they and everything around them will clash as the newlyweds try to find common ground. Their varying attitudes about martial arts to the way they train pits the two lovers on a collision course that ultimately has the proud, stubborn and spoiled bride running back to her family. An ill advised note pits a rival suitor against the young man and his Japanese entourage of fighters who feel slighted by its contents that derides their skill and culture as fighters. When Gordon meets with them head on he not only wins back his wayward wife but gains the respect and admiration of those who would challenge him. This movie is a must see for those who like to see the various styles of martial arts represented by Chinese Kung Fu by one of its finest proponents.


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