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Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)

Shao Lin da peng da shi (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy | August 1982 (USA)
The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers ... See full summary »

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Lung Wei Wang ...
Boss Wang Kao-feng
Hou Hsiao ...
Ho Chiao
Lun Hua ...
Chen Hsi-sheng
Yeong-Mun Kwon ...
Yuan Li-hao (as Yung-Wen Kuan)
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Hsiao Hung
Szu-Chia Chen ...
Mai Yin
Tsui Ling Yu ...
Hsiao Ling
Wei Hao Teng
Kang Shih
Tao Chiang ...
Ma Hui
Yi Tao Chang ...
Erh Kun
King Chu Lee ...
Monk San Te (as Ching Chia)
Ching-Ching Yeung ...
Hsiao-Ching
Sae Ok Kim ...
Laborer (as Hsi-Yu Chin)
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The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers hire an actor to impersonate a priest and kung-fu expert from the temple of Shaolin. The factory owner proves the actor a fraud, and punishes all those involved. The young actor feels he has let the workers down, and promises to atone. He sets out for Shaolin, determined to be accepted as a kung-fu pupil at the elite temple. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Master Killer II  »

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Wu -Tang Clan member Old Dirty Bastard debut album was titled after this movie with some changes in the spelling. Old Dirty Bastard Return the 36 Chambers : The Dirty Version. See more »

Quotes

Boss Wang: What style of Kung Fu is this?
Chao Yen-Cheh: Roof-top Kung Fu!
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Follows Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978) See more »

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Classic Shaw magic!
14 July 2002 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie has a lot of comedy, not dark and Gordon Liu shines in this one. He displays his comical side and it was really weird seeing him get beat up. His training is "unorthodox" and who would've thought knot tying could be so deadly?? Lots of great stunts and choreography. Very creative!

Add Johnny Wang in the mix and you've got an awesome final showdown! Don't mess with Manchu thugs; they're ruthless!


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