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Drunken Tai Chi (1984)

Siu Tai Gik (original title)
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:
Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
Lydia Shum ...
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
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 ...
Kun Li ...
Chung & Ping's father
Ge Liu
Yun-Pao Lu
Pooi Tak-Wan


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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Release Date:

31 May 1984 (Hong Kong)  »

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Drunken Tai Chi  »

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One of the best martial arts movies
1 March 2011 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

All of movie fans know that there are few movies every year (or maybe every decade) that you can watch more that one time. but i think it's one of them.

this is the first movie that Donnie yen has played a major role. I am a huge fan of Donnie's and have seen almost all his movies. I can say that this is one of his bests.

The plot is a simple yet functional and interesting one. action scenes are really good and well choreographed. and comedy is also good. it's very difficult to use comedy that can make people with different cultures laugh. but this movie does it. I really laughed at many scenes.

If you are an action fan, martial arts fan, Donnie yen fan or even comedy, never miss this movie.

I give it 10 out of 10 because it's one of the best movies I've seen.

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