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Scorpion King (1992)

Jie zi zhan shi (original title)
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 Mei-Mei Lo ...
Mei
Jean Pol ...
Bull
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Chi-Leung Chan ...
Jean Pol (as Chi-leung Chan)
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
Wing Tat Wu
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Inspector Hua
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Kit ji jin si  »

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Trivia

'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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"Noodles" kung fu...?
17 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SCORPION KING (which I saw under the title OPERATION SCORPIO) boasts some of the finest production values you're ever likely to come across in a martial arts movie. (When one grew up watching the Poverty Row kung fu movies that played theaters in this country during the 1970s, the A picture production values of more recent fare is striking, indeed, by comparison.) There are several things in SCORPION KING that lend it distinction: the hero draws his own manga (which ties in nicely with the notion of the illustrated kung fu manuals everybody's after in many of these movies) and he prepares himself for his eventual kung fu training by first joining a bodybuilding group. (This could've come right out of Bruce Lee's TAO OF JEET KUNE DO.) The late (and truly great) Liu Chia-Liang plays the hero's "Noodles Kung Fu" instructor.


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