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Drunken Tai Chi (1984)
"Siu Tai Gik" (original title)

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A spoiled young man - on the run from a ruthless killer - hooks up with a puppeteer and his wife who are masters of the art of tai chi; the only style that can defeat the killer.

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Credited cast:
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Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
Puppetteer
Lydia Shum ...
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Iron-Steel
Mandy Chan ...
Ta Sha
Yat Chor Yuen ...
Yu Ping
Don Wong ...
Ta Sha's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-kuei Chang ...
Ta Sha's friend
Chang Hsun
Wong Kin-Mi ...
Muscle Man
Alan Lee ...
Thug
Kun Li ...
Chung & Ping's father
Ge Liu
Yun-Pao Lu
Pooi Tak-Wan
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A troublesome young man named Ta Sha rides a bike around town spoiling and ruining for others. But soon Ta Sha is confronted by his rival, the spoiled Chan Chuen-Chung who ends up fighting and humiliate Ta Sha in the process. This leads to Ta Sha plotting a revenge on Chung with the help of his friends by setting up an ambush and using fireworks to their aid. However, Chung - accompanied by his brother Yu Ping - manage to walk away from the ambush and use the gang's weapons against them. But as Chung is about to use fireworks on Ta Sha, Yu Ping makes Chung spare and let Ta Sha go. But Chung accidentally lights a set of fireworks resulting in Tai Sha getting heavily injured. Devastated and angered by Chung's actions, Ta Sha's vindictive father hires Iron Steel, an infamous assassin, to wipe out Chung and his entire family. Iron Steel closes in on the family and kills everyone on sight. Fortunately, Chung is present elsewhere and - after finding out that his family were killed while ... Written by DooK

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The Goodness of Yen
24 December 2004 | by (Memphis Tn) – See all my reviews

First off let me say that most people that give reviews don't know what they are talking about. This movie is Donnie's first and is a very good one. He definitely did better on his first than Jackie Chan (Young Tiger) and Jet Li (Shaolin Temple). This movie is not about drunken tai chi, it's about a drunk teaching a young man tai chi. That's the difference when you get original titles vs American titles. Yen's action is remarkable as well as his acting skills, and the fact that the Yuen family backs him up more than proves his credit in the movie business is A+++.

In this movie you can't help but to feel sorry for Yen as he tries to make his brother feel just as special as he is vs his rotten greedy father. Only to wind up losing them both is when the heart break shows up, but back to the review Donnie more than proves that he is the man for the job once he gets his hands on the Killer Bird. If you want some good ole Asian action, then try this movie out. There are a lot of critics out there but let's see if they can recall America ever coming out with action this good.


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