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Long hang tian xia (1992)

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
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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 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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The Master  »

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According to rumor, Jet Li and Jerry Trimble did not get along with each other during production. On the commentary for the Fortune Star DVD release, Bey Logan addresses this and claims that while Li and Trimble were not unfriendly, they viewed each other competitively based on their respective backgrounds in martial arts. 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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Positively surprised
11 May 2006 | by (Trondheim, Norway) – See all my reviews

I noticed there wasn't a lot of information on this movie, along with some low rating and negative reviews. Nonetheless, I vowed to own every Jet Li movie, so I had to buy this and watch it. And I must say, I was positively surprised!

Jet Li plays the student of Uncle Tak (Yuen Wah), who is a kung fu master and has established a shop for traditional Chinese medical treatment in America. Meanwhile there is an "evil" martial arts club that causes trouble, challenging and beating up kung fu masters all over town. Only with the help of Jet can these hooligans be stopped.

You can't enjoy this movie if you over-analyze every detail and point out the goofs, which are rather numerous. "The Master" is probably one of Jet's goofier movies, with a lot of miscommunication jokes and silly sidekicks. If this isn't your deal, try focusing on the great non-wired action scenes with Jet Li and Yuen Wah, who are both excellent fighters. All in all, this movie isn't for everyone, and it's definitely not Jet Li's best by far. HOWEVER, if you consider yourself a true Jet Li fan and can withstand some silly humor, then you should definitely see this movie. The fights were surprisingly good, which made me enjoy "The Master".


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