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Tai-Chi Master (1993)
"Tai ji: Zhang San Feng" (original title)

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Jet Li was a monk in Shaolin. In a friendly competition for a higher place in Shaolin, his childhood friend almost kills a fellow student for using a concealed weapon (which cannot be used ... See full summary »

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Chin Bo (as Chin Siu Ho)
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Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
Rev. Ling (as Yuen Cheung Yan)
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Master Jueyuan (as Lau Shun)
Hai Yu ...
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Kam Kong Chow
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Jet Li was a monk in Shaolin. In a friendly competition for a higher place in Shaolin, his childhood friend almost kills a fellow student for using a concealed weapon (which cannot be used in the competition). He and his friend got kicked out of the Shaolin. They met rebellions at that time of China. His friend betrayed Jet Li and his rebellion friends for money from the China government. Jet Li went crazy and discovered the art of Tai Chi at the recover period. Revenge seem to the only thing he is going to do. Written by Han Kin Hung <fstchhk@lux.latrobe.edu.au>

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shaolin | tai chi | china | battle | fight | See more »

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Une rencontre de légende


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Rated R for martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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18 November 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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In the final fight, the wires are visible. See more »

Quotes

Junbao: Enough! Stop living in your past! What do you think you're doing here? Stop shoving me away! The past is what makes up who we are. Don't let it become your burden.
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Followed by Tai Chi II (1996) See more »

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Breathtaking
8 January 2003 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This one blew me away. I think that Wachowski brothers also loved this film because "The Matrix" has some almost identical fighting scenes, but who can blame them when those scenes here are among the best martial art scenes ever filmed. The story is not very original but is interesting enough to keep you focused between the fights. I*ll be watching this one again as soon as I can. Breathtaking stuff!


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