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Release Date:
17 February 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
King Chu Lee ... Master Zhihong
Hao-ming Liao
Ke Ming Lin ... General Pan Mei (as Ming Ku)
Chi Ming Liu
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
Gong 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
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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
Man-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
 
Stunts
Hou Hsiao .... stunt coordinator
King Chu Lee .... stunt coordinator
Chia-Liang Liu .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hsiu Ou .... lighting technician
Ting Bong Yuen .... 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wu Lang ba gua gun" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Invincible Pole Fighter" - USA
"The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Trivia:
When Sheng Fu was killed in car crash during filming script was rewritten to make Yang No. 5 the hero.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
amazing, 10 May 2008
Author: Mister E from United States

First of all, to the people that think that martial arts movies need a spectacular plot that doesn't quite add up, and spectacular visuals like omg the entire scene is RED or no wait now it's GREEN, that's a huge misconception. In a martial arts movie its essential to have amazing fights between characters.

Anyway, this movie is originally called 7 brothers in china, and if you remember Pai Mei, or "really good fighter of the crazy 88" from "Kill Bill" that, is Gordan Liu. The plot is actually pretty good for a action movie, he's ambushed and how to defeat his family is given away before they begin to fight, so his martial arts are now worthless. So with Gordan Liu minus his brothers he goes to find an improved method of fighting, but the shaolin monks he seeks don't take him in since he'll inevitably kill again once he learns the martial art. He actually has to change his mentality to be accepted and learn the art of pole fighting.

Fights are great in this movie, Gordan liu is amazing when he's not fighting anyone, i.e. moving his pole around at the pond, try moving with that kind of power and precision on your own and see how good Mr. Liu is. Also, I really enjoyed the final fight scene, very fluid and well choreographed, most martial arts movies now have maybe one good fight sequence at the beginning and then... well... CGI plays a larger and larger role throughout the movie and the "martial" part of "martial arts" disappears and you're left with an art show.

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