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Xi Zang xiao zi (1992)

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A monk from Tibet is sent to Hong Kong by his master. He is to recover a magical bottle to which he has the cap from a lawyer. When these items were united long ago they protected Tibet ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ...
Wong La
Michelle Reis ...
Chiu Seng-Neng
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Black Section Sorcerer
Nina Li Chi ...
Sorcerer's Sister
Roy Chiao ...
Robinson
Michael Dingo ...
Michael
Ma Wu ...
Wong's Master
Billy Lau ...
Airport Security Guard
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Anthony Carpio ...
Black Section Sorcerer's Henchman
James M. Crockett
Lay Kah ...
Tibetan henchman
Chau Sang Lau ...
Tibetan henchman
Wah-Kon Lee
Sing Muk
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A monk from Tibet is sent to Hong Kong by his master. He is to recover a magical bottle to which he has the cap from a lawyer. When these items were united long ago they protected Tibet from invasion by the evil Black Section of Esoteric Buddhism. The monk meets and protects a woman who is acting as the agent for the lawyer, and the Black Section fight to gain the magical bottle for themselves. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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A goofy and fun HK action fantasy
10 September 2006 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

I had an itch for more martial arts action so I checked out this Yuen Biao action/fantasy film. Biao stars as Wong La, a Tibetan monk who is sent to Hong Kong to recover an ancient vase from a lawyer. Naturally there is an evil sect of Buddhists (led by Yuen Wah) that want to get their hands on it too. The first half of the film depends too heavily on some "fish out of water" and fantasy comedy (like a bit where Biao accidentally makes everyone's clothes disappear). A lot of it is reminiscent of Biao's earlier vehicle THE ICEMAN COMETH. It will turn some viewers off while others may find it funny. Personally, I enjoyed it because Biao has such a funny on screen persona. When it gets down to the action, there are some impressive scenes. Most notable is the final fight between Biao and Wah. This is only the second (and last) film that Biao ever directed. It is too bad because he certainly has a good eye and the Tibetan locations are stunning. Jackie Chan has a quick cameo in the airport scene.


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