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The Bare-Footed Kid (1993)
"Chik geuk siu ji" (original title)

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A poor barefoot young man from the country arrives in the city to start work with the friend of his dead father, a manager at a dyeing workshop who is trained in Kung-Fu but has retired ... See full summary »

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Lung Ti ...
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Chien-Lien Wu ...
Lien
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Ke
Paul Chun ...
Teacher Hua
Siu-Fai Cheung
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Min-Leung Chan ...
Chen
Tiet Wo Chu
Keung-Kuen Lai ...
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Yat-Fei Wong ...
Kwai
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A poor barefoot young man from the country arrives in the city to start work with the friend of his dead father, a manager at a dyeing workshop who is trained in Kung-Fu but has retired form the world of martial arts. The dye shop is owned by a kind woman who is being pressured by a local strongman who is trying to steal her family secrets for his own workshop. When the workshop is burnt down the barefoot kid decides to fight back using his impressive kung-fu skills, but just invites further trouble. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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explosive wireworks!
18 November 2000 | by (Utrecht, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Aaron Kwok is great as the Barefooted Kid. He is a great martial artist, but doesn't know the rules of life. This he will learn from his uncle and a very kind woman who gives him shelter. This uncle is played by Ti Lung, who is even a greater martial artist and has some great scenes where he shows his talents. The story is very melodramatic, which doesn't have to be annoying. I personally like melodrama at some occassions. But if you don't like melodrama you can skip to the action sequences because that is why this movie is made in the first place. The action sequences are divine to watch. They are far superior to the scenes shown in the Matrix. Which prooves, that digital effects are not needed to create explosive wireworks! If there is one typical HK martial arts movie you have to watch then it's this one.


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