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Scorpion King (1992)
"Jie zi zhan shi" (original title)

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Dreamy young Yu-Shu who draws comics of imaginary martial arts heroes is put to a test when he rescues a young girl from a prostitution racket headed by a local police chief. With his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kar Lok Chin ...
Yu Shu
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Master Lo
Jung Yuen ...
Sunny the Scorpion
May Lo Mei-Mei ...
Mei
Jean Pol ...
Bull
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-leung Chan ...
Jean Pol
Victor Hon ...
Wang
Chi Ming Lau ...
(as Chi Ming Liu)
Shek Yin Lau
Yuk-Ting Lau ...
(as Tiffany Lau Yuk-Ting)
David Lo
Han Chen Wang
Fung Woo ...
Uncle Chai
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Inspector Hua
Tak Yuen ...
Henchman
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Dreamy young Yu-Shu who draws comics of imaginary martial arts heroes is put to a test when he rescues a young girl from a prostitution racket headed by a local police chief. With his comics and a real Kung-Fu master to inspire him, Yu Shu calls on some new powers. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »
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10 September 1992 (Germany)  »

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Kit ji jin si  »

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'Yuen Jung' does not use his hands at all during fighting, only his legs. See more »

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Spoofed in Moumantai 2 (2002) See more »

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Not one of the best
27 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Operation Scorpio" is not one of the best HK action flicks you can find. The story is only mildly engaging, and at times utterly confusing. The martial arts choreography is unique and fascinating (in one of the fights, superhuman strength is pitted against superhuman agility; in another one, we have "scorpio-style" kung fu vs. "eel-style" kung fu!), but a bit too "exaggerated" for my tastes. I'd say there is about 40% wirework and 60% physical skill involved, but even that percentage is still to be admired. One other thing the film lacks is star power: Chin Kar Lok is likable, but not strong enough to carry the entire film as a lead (but that girl he rescues is incredibly lovely). Overall, if you just skip to the last 20 minutes and the three main fights, you won't have missed much. (**)


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