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San mao liu lang ji (1980)

The evil Mr. Chu's control of a village is challenged by a Korean wanderer named Eagle and the three Kung Fu Kids.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Di Ou ...
Kou Pu Li
Casanova Wong ...
Eagle
Hai Fan Chang ...
Zsa Zsa Meng
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Ti Chin
Han Chang Hu
Yi Lung Huang ...
San Mao
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Mr. Chu
Chi-Yu Kong
Chi-Lun Li
Hsiao Ming Li
Chang Ma
Yao-Kun Pan
San Peng
Ting-Ken Shih
Lan Sun
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After his father dies in a war and his master is shot to death by enemy soldiers, San Mao, a wandering orphan, is in search of the mother he never knew in this comical kung fu tale. Before his master's death, San Mao was taught various styles of acrobatic kung fu and uses these skills to showcase his talents on the street for money. While coming to one such town, he encounters a smart-mouthed little beggar named Qu Pu Li, who currently lives with a teenage orphan girl named Zsa Zsa Meng in the forest. When Qu Pu Li and San Mao meet, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But after a chance encounter with a brutal (but clumsy) man named Ironhead and some local thugs, San Mao and Qu Pu Li decide to put aside their differences and fight to take Ironhead down. Qu Pu Li is thankful for San Mao's help. As a result, he and Zsa Zsa Meng let San Mao stay at their straw home in the forest until San Mao is ready to leave town. While staying with them, Qu Pu Li and Zsa Zsa Meng warn San Mao to watch ... Written by Keno Reeves

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kung fu | village | thug | korean | orphan | See All (14) »

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Action | Comedy

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9 August 1980 (Taiwan)  »

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Lee's Killer Kids  »

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Narrator: You probably never heard of the boy, San Mao, before. He was orphaned during the war. He didn't have an easy childhood, wandering from place to place. One day he heard a rumor of a certain town that offered rich pickings to a bright young lad such as he. So he decided to visit the place. At least he should find some food to eat there. Maybe even his lost mother.
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Entertaining martial arts action-comedy
10 June 2015 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Three street kids band together in order to make a living. They perform acrobatic acts and draw some attention; in doing so they displease a local bigwig who in turn is something of a criminal. Enter a mysterious stranger who comes into town and befriends the children but who also has his own secret plans.

This Hong Kong martial arts film relies more on comedy than most. This isn't surprising when you consider that three of its principal characters are children who regularly engage in kung fu combat against various adults who antagonise them. These fight scenes are made a little more distinctive on account of some impressive gymnastic moves carried out mainly by one of the boys. The action scenes do constitute the highlights of the film and, while this isn't anything too great, it has enough of a fun factor about it to make it an entertaining movie.


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