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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
Shek Yin Lau
Yuk-Ting Lau ...
(as Tiffany Lau Yuk-Ting)
Chi Ming Liu
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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Action | Comedy

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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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Yuen Jung did all of his own stunts apart from the one where he falls out of the window and onto some stairs. This stunt was performed by a stunt man who was very seriously injured. See more »

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Spoofed in Moumantai 2 (2002) See more »

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Superbly entertaining kung fu blow-out
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Hong Kong, the 1920s. A young man from poor beginnings dreams of being a hero, and spends most of his time training and learning about kung fu and bodybuilding, much against his father's will. He helps a servant girl escape from a ruthless businessman, whose goons then come after them, and terrorizes the young man's uncle's noodle restaurant. The uncle turns out to be an old, reformed Triad assassin, who now helps the young guy become proficient in martial arts. It's all-out Karate Kid style with "wash the wok" instead of "wax on, wax off". The kung fu villain is the ruthless businessman's son, who has a trademark scorpion style that looks cool although it is quite silly and surely completely unrealistic.

But the story, which develops over time, has an epic feel, good characterization, great kung fu and is generally very entertaining. The young hero is very sympathetic and provides a good protagonist to root for. The romance dimension remains undeveloped, though, which is a bit disappointing. Otherwise a great movie.

My rating: 8 out of 10.


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