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Yi zhao ban shi chuang jiang hu (1978)

R | | Action, Comedy | 1985 (USA)
A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.




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Credited cast:
Jiang (as Jacky Chan)
Chung-Erh Lung ...
Jeong-Nam Kim ...
(as Jeong-nan Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-Ping Chiang
Kang Chin ...
Thousand-Faces (as Kong Kam)
Kang Ho
Ti Hsieh
Hang Hsu
Yuan Hsu
Han Chang Hu
Sae Ok Kim ...
Man Wearing Leopard Skin
Chi-Lun Li
Hai Lung Li
Min-Lang Li ...
Man Fighting with Whip Hero
Wen Tai Li ...


Mostly a Kung-fu showcase; a loose script describes Jackie Chan's character learning Kung-fu from a beggar-master and his pupil while guarding a caravan from bandits. Chan's early comedic beginnings are shown here. Written by <jasona@sco.com>

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1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu  »

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Jiang: If I'm lying, then I'm a son of a bitch.
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Authentic but it won't go down as a classic. 3/10
5 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review: This is another comedic movie starring Jackie Chan, which sees him battling against the various baddies, to protect the Evergreen Jade, which is an invaluable magic potion. The movie seemed a bit silly because Chan is learning to fight whilst reading the moves and fighting against the baddies and I must admit, I did get confused with who was who after a while. Because of the movies age, you can't fault it for it's authenticity but the Kung Fu wasn't that great. Chans acting wasn't too bad but the silly action scenes, which seemed more like the old Charlie Chaplin movies, did go on forever. The other weird thing about this film, is that the characters seemed too be fighting for no reason and the martial arts scenes did seem a bit slow, for a Jackie Chan movie. There's none of those magnificent stunts that we have grown to love from Chan but there are a few watchable action scenes towards the end. With that aside, the dubbing was quite funny and Chan did stand out from the rest, at such a young age. Average!

Round-Up: This dated movie was directed by Chi-Hwa Chen who brought you movies like Police Story, Shaolin Wooden Men, 36 Crazy Fists and Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin, which all starred Jackie Chan. He didn't do anything amazing with this film, in terms of originality or new styles but for it's time, he done the best with what he had. 

I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/martial arts/comedies starring Jackie Chan, Chung-Erh Lung and Jeong-Nam Kim. 3/10

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