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After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Dragon
Biao Yuen ...
Sang Kung's Son / Fourth Brother
Pai Wei ...
Tiger
Lily Li ...
Sang Kung's Daughter
Kien Shih ...
Chief Sang Kung
Ing-Sik Whang ...
Kam (as Whong In Sik)
Hark-On Fung ...
Kam's Bodyguard #1 (as Ke An Feng)
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Kam's Bodyguard #2 (as Li Hai Sheng)
Feng Tien ...
Master Tien
Fung Fung ...
Ah Suk
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Bull (as Mei-Sheng Fan)
Yen Tsan Tang ...
Ah Tsang (as Yim Chan Tang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu Hung Cham
David Cheng ...
Kam's Son
Kang-Yeh Cheng
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Storyline

After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much martial arts mayhem and mistaken-identity silliness ensue. Written by Serdar Yegulalp <syegul@ix.netcom.com>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »
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9 February 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

The Young Master  »

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First movie where Jackie Chan used "prototype" version of his trademark fight-choreography. See more »

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This is one of those all-out classics that must be viewed at any opportunity...
27 May 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

This is one of those all-out classics that must be viewed at any opportunity, a HK box office smash that not only revolutionised the dated traditions of chopsocky cinema, but also assured Jackie Chan's presence as the most prominent kung fu movie maker around: his use of slapstick humour and unconventional fighting hinting at what the ‘new wave' future was to hold. One of two orphans, Jackie plays the underdog hero, disgraced at losing his school the annual lion dance, due to his better brother Wei Pei secretly enrolling and leading the criminal rival class. The s**t hits the fan when Wei Pei's treachery is uncovered, quitting his former school to work for the baddies full time, and Jackie is made to bring him back home. Of the many delights Chan runs into, the stand outs are an infiltration on police inspector Sheck Kin's family, some nifty skirt-foot fighting and one of the best final punch-ups ever recorded – a lengthy one-on-one with criminal mastermind and super bootmaster Whang Ing Sik. As writer, director, choreographer and star, this is a landmark in Jackie Chan history - and even today stands as one of his best pictures.


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