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The Master (1992)

Long hang tian xia (original title)
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Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master and medicine in normal life has severe problems with his former student Jonny, who wants nothing more than to kill his old master to show everyone who... See full summary »

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Jet
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Uncle Tak
Crystal Kwok ...
May
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Jonny
Anne Rickets ...
Anna
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Cito
Guy Fadollone ...
Ruben
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Mouse
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Mouse
Michael Burke ...
Oscar
Camille Carrigan ...
Jeannie
Wayne Post ...
Jimmy
Pamela J. Anderson ...
Coach
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Paul
Steven Ho ...
Jonny's Student
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Storyline

Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master and medicine in normal life has severe problems with his former student Jonny, who wants nothing more than to kill his old master to show everyone who the real master is. Uncle Tak wants Jet, his best student, to come over from China to the US. Jet gets no green card, but finally manages to come as a tourist. Jet is not familiar with the American way of life, but all the better with the way of fighting. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Loyalty. Honor. Vengence.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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28 May 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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Trivia

The Chinese producers that accompanied the prop-makers, stunt-men, and cast, frequently added new scenes and shots on the fly during shooting. This did not allow for the prep-time common to the American crew and directors. It was typical that while shooting exteriors, as the day came to an end - as the sun began to set - the Chinese directors, producers, and cast would begin to speak almost entirely in Chinese, frantically calling for new shots and setups as the light was quickly fading. The American directors, cameramen, grips etc., would likewise then jump into a frenzy trying to both understand the desires of the Chinese producers and set up the impromptu shots. See more »

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At the end of the movie, when Uncle Tak gets to the top of the NRB building, the camera zooms in on Jonny, then zooms out, at this point, the track that the camera is rolling on can be seen. See more »

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May: [May has Jet arrested for trespassing in Uncle Tak's shop but gets him out on bail and tries to talk to him] Jet! I went through a lot of trouble to bail your out of there. Some thanks would be appreciated.
Jet: So why you lock me up then?
May: [dryly] Well look, you asked for it.
Jet: [calmly] No.
May: Look, it's my job to look after the shop, okay?
Jet: [Jet's not listening to May, he's trying to concentrate on what happened to Master Tak] I worried that... Master Tak got hurt in a fight.
May: [frustrated] You Chinese men and ...
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Could've been better
4 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Although Jet Li is in it and as a viewer you are aware that you are watching an action (Eastern) movie, it doesn't mean that the movie doesn't have to meet a standard! Unfortunately it doesn't reach the heights of the Li flicks.

I'd even say that Jet Li is the best thing in it. And I don't mean it in any way as a disrespect to Tsui Hark (director). The thing is though, that if you're not a Li fan, than there is high possibility that you won't enjoy the movie at all.

I am a fan and can say for certain, that Li has done better pictures than this. Though this is not a complete stinker, you might want to watch other Li flicks for your viewing pleasure ...


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