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9 February 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jackie Chan ... 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:
Shao-Hung Chan
David Cheng ... Kam's Son
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Wah Cheung ... Student at Tien's Gym
Kam Chiang ... Student at Tien's Gym
Chiang Chou
Kam Kong Chow ... Student at Tien's Gym
Keung-Kuen Lai ... Guard
Kim Hung Lai
Fa Yuan Li
Ke Ming Lin
Chi-Hung Ling (as Chih Hung Ling)
Ying Lung
Yun-Sheng Pan (as Yun-hsiang Peng)
Yun-Chiang Peng
Gwa-Pau Sai

Tai-Bo ... Student at Tien's Gym
Tau Wan Yue
Chin-Hai Chou ... Student at Tien's Gym (uncredited)
Barry Haigh ... Dragon (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Johnny Koo ... Student (uncredited)

Mars ... Extra (uncredited)
Tak Yuen ... Extra - Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jackie Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jackie Chan 
Tin-Chi Lau 
King Sang Tang 
Lu Tung 

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
Leonard Ho .... producer
Cinematography by
Ching-Chu Chen 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Makeup Department
Wu Yueh Al .... hair stylist
Kuo Hsiung Chen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lu Mao .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tung Lu .... second assistant director
Tang Kin Sang .... first assistant director
Yen Tsan Tang .... martial arts director (as Yim Chan Tang)
Art Department
Mal Ho .... set constructor
Hsun Chang Huang .... property master
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound
Ping Wong .... sound effects (as Wang Ping)
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Jackie Chan .... stunts
Wah Cheung .... stunts
Yen Tsan Tang .... stunts (as Yim Chan Tang)
Jackie Chan .... additional stunt double: Whang Ing-Sik (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Mars .... stunts (uncredited)
Biao Yuen .... martial arts and acrobatics double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hui-Jan Cheng .... gaffer (as Hui-yan Cheng)
Chen Hsu .... still photographer
Tsai Jua .... key grip
Stephen Poon Tak-Yip .... camera operator (as Te Yeh Pan)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheng-Hsi Chu .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Chiang Chuente .... assistant editor
Location Management
Sun Wong .... location manager
Other crew
Chap-Hung Chan .... title designer
Jackie Chan .... action director
Chih Hua Chen .... tevhnical advisor
Hark-On Fung .... action director (as Ke An Feng)
Chi Lo .... tevhnical advisor
Phillip Ng .... script supervisor
Yen Tsan Tang .... assistant action director (as Yim Chan Tang)
Ing-Sik Whang .... action choreographer: his own scenes (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Shi di chu ma" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence
Finland:90 min | Hong Kong:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:Unrated | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) | Hong Kong:I | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:16 (original rating) (heavily cut)

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According to his book I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action, Chan nearly suffocated when he injured his throat while performing a stunt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)See more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This is one of those all-out classics that must be viewed at any opportunity..., 27 May 2002
Author: abentenjo from Swindon, UK

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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