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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
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 ...
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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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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Spoofs Zatoichi on the Road (1963) See more »

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with out a doubt one of my top Jackie Chan movies of all time
9 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What was great about this movie is the fact that it blended martial arts action, a serious plot, and hilarious comedy perfectly, and it is one of the few films that did it as good as this one did. You had all these different parties and clans from guards of a highly valued property, to the iron palm clan, to street thugs, to the famous Poison Clan, and of course the training instructor and his pupil that teaches Jackie Chan through out the movie, all of these different clans and parties that displayed such a wide variety of styles that you rarely find in martial arts films. Then there's the plot of the film which follows Jackie Chan as a common street bum trying to make his way in life and hopes to become a great kung fu expert, that finally gets the chance to make this dream come true, but also comes across a party of government men that are protecting a special property that he ultimately joins to protect from all these different gangs that leads to a final, huge, battle between the different parties. and then comes in the comedy which surprising worked very very very well, with such moments as when Jackie comes to the aid of one of his female friends during the big finale and tries to act tough and show off against his opponent but gets punched down the side of the hill, and then sitting up with his back in pain going "Damn you" and when Jackie is facing off against a man his master dubs, the man with a thousand faces, and decides to climb a tree to escape his opponent with the man yelling at him to come on down and Jackie chuckling back "you come on up" all this is what makes Half A Loaf Of Kung Fu such a great movie


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