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Release Date:
17 February 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Chia-Hui Liu ... 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)
King Chu Lee ... Master Zhihong
Hao-Ming Liao
Ke Ming Lin ... General Pan Mei (as Ming Ku)
Chia Yung Liu ... Yang Er-lang
Chia-Liang Liu ... Hunter
Chun Liu
Hsueh-Hua Liu
Tsun Liu
Han-Yuan Ma
Te-Lo Mai ... Yang San-lang
Wei-Chang Mai
Yung-sheng Pan
Kang Shih
Shing-kuang Tseng
Ching Ho Wang ... Innkeeper
Yue Wong ... Yang Yi-lang
Chieh Chiang Wu
Yu-Shu Wu ... Student
Hsi-Chun Yang
Leng-Kuang Yin
Tak Yuen ... Yang loyalist with Golden Blade

Directed by
Chia-Liang Liu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-Liang Liu 
Kuang Ni 

Produced by
Mona Fong .... producer
Original Music by
Chin Yung Shing  (as Stephen Shing)
Chen-Hou Su 
Cinematography by
An-Sung Tsao 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Yen Hai Li 
Art Direction by
Ching-Shen Chen 
Kuang-Hsien Teng 
Costume Design by
Chi-Yu Liu 
Makeup Department
Ji-Cheng Liu .... makeup artist
Min-Hua Pan .... makeup artist
Yen-Lien Peng .... hair stylist
Production Management
Li Hua Chen .... unit production manager
Ka Hee Wong .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pa-Ching Huang .... assistant director
Chen Yu Wen .... assistant director
Art Department
Kuo-wei Huang .... props
Yu Lai .... props
Sound Department
Ping Kuang Hsu .... sound recordist
Lan Li .... dubbing editor: mandarin
Yi-Chi Li .... sound effects editor
Yu Ting .... dubbing editor: cantonese
Hou Hsiao .... stunt coordinator
King Chu Lee .... stunt coordinator
Chia-Liang Liu .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hsiu Ou .... lighting technician
Ting Bang Yuan .... lighting technician
Other crew
Li-Shan Chen .... script supervisor
Han Chung Huang .... production assistant
Tai-Heng Li .... planner
Run Run Shaw .... presenter

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Also Known As:
"Wu Lang ba gua gun" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Eight Diagram Pole Fighter" - Hong Kong (English title)
"Invincible Pole Fighter" - USA
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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When Sheng Fu was killed in car crash during filming script was rewritten to make Yang No. 5 the hero.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Yang Wu-lang:Sister?
Yang Ba-mei:Yes Brother!
Yang Wu-lang:[Removes Jade pendant from his waist and tosses it toward the 8th Yang] Take this corpse with us; it will be a witness.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Invincible!, 16 March 2000
Author: Brad ( from Christchurch, New Zealand

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'.

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