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Yi dan er li san gong fu (1979)

Gordon Liu stars in this Kung Fu comedy as an undercover Shaolin Monk. While searching for a fugitive who has wronged the order, the Master (Liu) uncovers a scheme to steal the priceless ... See full summary »

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Ah-San / Shaolin Priest
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Hoi Sang Lee ...
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Ling Wei Chen
Siu Boh Chu
Pa-Ching Huang
Shao-wen Huang
Chien Hung Lai
King Chu Lee
Ke Ming Lin
Chiang Lo
Hoi-Pang Lo
Mars
Chieh Chiang Wu
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Gordon Liu stars in this Kung Fu comedy as an undercover Shaolin Monk. While searching for a fugitive who has wronged the order, the Master (Liu) uncovers a scheme to steal the priceless Jade Buddha. But in order for him to stop the theft, he must fight his way through a labyrinth of booby traps and powerful opponents first!

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21 December 1979 (Hong Kong)  »

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Fist and Guts  »

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Decent Action, Odd Plot
22 August 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

The action is fairly standard, not super, not bad, definitely watchable. The broad plot is a standard one, involving finding stolen goods. However the details of the plot wander around the movie, mostly as vehicles for showing some action scene. They have the required comedic characters, as well as the Shaolin monk whose kung fu is so good that he can beat people with one hand tied behind his back. Overall it is a decent flick, although it doesn't have the attention grabbing action that usually makes these movies so memorable. The shots are fairly long, so at least you know that the action scenes are "real". The fighting style is not quite the "punch-pause" style, but it definitely isn't Jackie Chan speed.

Still, a fun and watchable "Samurai Sunday" style movie.


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