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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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Jiang (as Jacky Chan)
Chung-Erh Lung ...
Fong
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Chin Ping Lu (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 ...
Xu Tai Chung (Man Fighting with Whip Hero)
Wen Tai Li ...
Beggar
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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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Jiang: If I'm lying, then I'm a son of a bitch.
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Spoofs Zatoichi on the Road (1963) See more »

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Kind of "half-baked", but edible.
15 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This one is set in old China, and we follow Chan's character as he tries to achieve something that I never worked out. It's a fairly confusing Kung-fu movie with few highlights. However, it has a certain charm or naivety that others in this class lack.

Jackie Chan is severely under-used, and his character is inconsistent. However, he is the most interesting in the film (except maybe for the mysterious beggar who tries to help him between relieving himself). His Kung-fu is obviously under direction from somebody else, as there is little of the intelligent choreography that he so often employs.

The historical accuracy is forgotten in favour of any action it tries to serve up, which is a respectable amount. but a lot of it is hampered by poor camera direction and editing.

All that said, there is still something quite appealing about this one, and I know I'll have the urge to put in on again sometime. The lo-fidelity (once you've acquired a taste) is almost complimentary to the film.


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