MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,993 this week

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
"Wu Lang ba gua gun" (original title)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,569 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 25 critic

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 21 Mar 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 27 Oct 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Apr 2014
 
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.

Director: Chang-Hwa Jeong
Stars: Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Ho Hsiao, Ying-Hung Hui
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tak-Hing Kwan, Biao Yuen
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cheng Tai-Nan (Kara Hui) is an honest and faithful servant of a dying patriarch who wants nothing more than to protect his vast wealth from his selfish, conniving nephew, Yung-Sheng. ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Kara Hui, Hou Hsiao
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers. They ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Lu Feng, Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters.

Director: Joseph Kuo
Stars: Yi-Min Li, Jack Long, Mark Long
Duel to Death (1983)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Flora Cheung
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

Director: Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, Tien Wu Chu, Kang Chin
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Tien-chi Cheng, Tien Hsiang Lung, Meng Lo
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun
Stars: Sheng Fu, Lung Ti, Feng Ku
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Yang Wu-lang
Sheng Fu ...
Yang Liu-lang
Lily Li ...
Mrs. Yang
Kara Hui ...
Yang Ba-mei (as Ying Hung Wai)
Ching-Ching Yeung ...
Yang Jiu-mei
Lung Wei Wang ...
Yelu Lin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chan-Peng Chang ...
Yang Qi-lang
Wing-Cheung Cheung ...
(as Yung-cheng Chang)
Wing-Hon Cheung
Tiet Wo Chu ...
Ying Kuei
Hou Hsiao ...
Yang Si-lang
Te Hu Hsiao
Ho Chiu Kei
Phillip Ko ...
Abbot
Chi Ming Lau ...
(as Chi Ming Liu)
Edit

Storyline

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, only two of the seven sons survive. One remains hidden by the family while the other lives on the run. The traitorous general must find them and silence them before either of them can testify to the Emperor of his treachery. Written by Puma31219

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Invincible Pole Fighter  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Sheng Fu was killed in car crash during filming script was rewritten to make Yang No. 5 the hero. See more »

Goofs

In the Jinsha battle scene, just before the Yang patriarch faces the Tartars' army of archers, the golden blade of his staff is (inadvertently) hacked off by one of the Tartar soldiers. In the next shot of Yang, the blade is still attached to his staff. See more »

Quotes

Abbot: Lord Buddha is against killing, under any circumstances.
Yang Wu-lang: [5th Yang approaching the Abbott] Look up at Buddha, and down at home.
Abbot: [Abbott raises his staff to the 5th Yang] Remember your vows... YOU CAN'T BREAK THEM!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Invincible!
16 March 2000 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Invincible Pole Fighter

What can I say. This film is brilliant. I first hired it as a joke for a friend. We were looking for the worst possible film with the cheesiest title. Well, the joke was on me. I have since fallen in love with the movie and have seen it dozens of times. The martial arts are staggering in their complexity and showmanship. The plot is intriguing and moves at breakneck pace. The fights are many and varied, with all kinds of eye-popping acrobatics and stunts.

The madness of 6th Brother is one of the non-action highlights of this movie. His acting is way over the top, and the English dubbing is appalling. The poor lad has had his mind broken by treachery and despair, and peppers the film with a frenzy of random screaming outbursts. Classic.

There are many reasons to hire this film. Humour, tragedy, and of course, mind blowing Pole Fighting.

See also `Deadly Weapons of Kung Fu'.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Celestial DVD release of 8 Digram Pole Fighter hurricain-2
jackie chan marcdees2001
Discuss The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?