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

 -  Action | Drama  -  November 1980 (USA)
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Yuka Mizuno ...
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Lung Chan
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Chow Kan
Miao Ching
Norman Chu ...
Chang
Ping Ha
Riki Harada ...
Japanese Kendo expert
Linda Lin Di Ho
Hou Hsiao
Pa-Ching Huang
Naozo Kato ...
Dojo Grandmaster
Ho Chiu Kei
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Bald Pupil
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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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Excellent Kung Fu Movie... Comedy, Action... it's got it all
5 February 2004 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Gordon Liu... what else should be said?

This movie is great... from Liu slapping around his servant to his servant eying up Liu's wife's open top to the excellent fight scenes, this is without a doubt excellent entertainment. Quite fun, and quite funny!

Note: the ninja at the end is the same actor that appears as the master in Jet Li's Fist of Legend (the guy who cuts paper (or leaves? can't remember) with his swipes).

If you can find this one, it's a gem. Don't miss it, esp. if you're a Liu fan.


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