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The Master (1989)
"Lung hang tin haa" (original title)

R  |   |  Action  |  28 May 1992 (Hong Kong)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Derek Anunciation ...
Mouse
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Mouse
Michael Burke ...
Oscar
Camille Carrigan ...
Jeannie
Wayne Post ...
Jimmy
Pamela J. Anderson ...
Coach
George Cheung ...
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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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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28 May 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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When the Hawks gang retreats from Jet following their fight scene, John Kreng was almost injured when the car he was to jump into began driving before he had entered and he was nearly plowed over by the open door. 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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Reasonable less known Jet Li picture
27 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this right after Jet Li's Hit-man, which was in the same box set. This one has more action and moments of gore, but is still imperfect. Although there is a decent amount of fighting, the choreography holds the film back a little. The fighting just lacks the ferocious kinetic energy of Kiss of The Dragon or the skill of something like Shaolin Temple but having said that, its still pretty sweet, especially the final bout against Jerry Trimble. The film has a fair amount of dumb humour but it made me chuckle in several places and did not take up too much of the run time. The plotting is mindless and uncomplicated, but fairly derivative. Ultimately this is a film for serious Jet Li fans and general kung fu enthusiasts and it should give reasonably good times to both of these groups.


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