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Tai ji: Zhang San Feng
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18 November 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »
Une rencontre de légende
Two friends ex Shaolin monks part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rise up to e a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jet Li ... Junbao

Michelle Yeoh ... Siu Lin

Siu-Ho Chin ... Chin Bo (as Chin Siu Ho)
Fennie Yuen ... Miss Li (as Fannie Yuen)
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Rev. Ling (as Yuen Cheung Yan)
Shun Lau ... Master Jueyuan (as Lau Shun)
Hai Yu ... Head Master
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kam Kong Chow
Yung-chang Ho

Directed by
Woo-Ping Yuen  (as Yuen Woo Ping)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David B. Baron  english adaptation
Jack Maeby  english adaptation
Scott Smith  english dialogue
Michael Sorich  english adaptation
Kwong Kim Yip  screenplay (as Ip Kwong Kim)

Produced by
Bo-Chu Chui .... co-producer (as Tsui Po Chiu)
Jet Li .... producer (as Yangzhong Li)
Original Music by
Stephen Edwards (english version) (as Steve Edwards)
Wai Lap Wu 
Cinematography by
Moon-Tong Lau (director of photography) (as Tom Lau)
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
Production Design by
Delin Fu 
King Man Lee 
Raymond Li 
Art Direction by
Delin Fu (art director: Beijing)
King Man Lee (art director: Hong Kong)
Costume Design by
Baorong Huang 
Makeup Department
Juanjuan Jiang .... makeup: beijing unit
Lihua Li .... hair: beijing unit
Lihua Li .... makeup: beijing unit
Yun-Ling Man .... makeup artist
Jun Quan .... makeup: beijing unit
Siu-Mei Sau .... hair stylist
Hong Su .... makeup: beijing unit
Bing Sun .... makeup: beijing unit
Qiu Xu .... makeup: beijing unit
Teng Zhang .... makeup: beijing unit
Fengling Zhao .... makeup: beijing unit
Production Management
Rubin Cai .... production lead: Beijing unit
Julia Chu .... production supervisor
Erge Jie .... production lead: Beijing unit
Hai Li .... production manager: Beijing
Chang-An Liu .... production manager: Beijing
Er-Dong Liu .... production manager: Beijing
Guiping Luo .... production manager: Beijing
Changyi Wu .... production manager: Beijing
Gai-Yim Yeung .... production manager (as David Yeung)
Art Department
Fong-Dai Chan .... property master (as Fang-Tei Chen)
Wong-Sing Chan .... props
Yiu-Wing Chan .... set dresser
Jinzhu Chen .... props: Beijing
Kwan-Keung Cheung .... props
Sam-Po Cheung .... props
Xiuru Ding .... assistant art director: beijing unit
Chi-Lung Fong .... props
Fai Fong .... props
Hongsheng Guo .... props: Beijing
Gang Li .... sets: Beijing
Xian Liu .... sets: Beijing
Yanbin Sun .... props: Beijing
Xinjian Tao .... props: Beijing
Songliu Tian .... deputy art director: Beijing
Chunpu Wang .... sets: Beijing
Sound Department
David B. Baron .... sound: English adaptation
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Ming Yang Chen .... dubbing editor: mandarin
Wai-Luen Cheng .... sound recordist
Siu-Lung Ching .... sound effects editor
Kam Wing Chow .... sound recordist
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer: English version
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound: English version
Angie Lam .... dubbing editor: cantonese
Jack Maeby .... sound: English adaptation
Frank Nolan .... sound: new version
Lok-fai Pang .... sound recordist
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Michael Sorich .... sound: English adaptation
Special Effects by
Cunping Bai .... pyrotechnics: Beijing
Xiangdong Peng .... pyrotechnics: Beijing
Huan-Chiu Ku .... martial arts and stunt double: Jet Li
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Woo-Ping Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Fengxiang Bao .... assistant camera: beijing unit
Hon-wing Chan .... electrician
Wai-Nin Chan .... gaffer
Lap-kei Cheng .... assistant camera
Yuen Man Fung .... assistant camera
Tao Hai .... assistant camera: beijing unit
Feng Hao .... grip: beijing unit
Shui-Fong Lui .... electrician
Ying-Tat Luk .... unit crew
Kwok Kin Pun .... unit crew (as Kwok-kin Poon)
Shaojun Qin .... grip: beijing unit
Wing-Chi Wong .... assistant gaffer
Chi-tim Yeung .... electrician
Yuk Wah Yuen .... still photographer
Laifu Zhang .... grip: beijing unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Weiying Cai .... costumer
Jun Chai .... costumer
Shui-Lin Fung .... assistant costume designer
Weifeng Liu .... costumer
He Meng .... costumer
Baoli Tang .... costumer
Junying Wang .... costumer
Yongzhi Wu .... costumer
Qingxiang Zhang .... costumer
Other crew
Rubin Cai .... planner
Ji-Chun Chan .... assistant unit manager: hong kong unit (as David Chan)
Donghui Chen .... continuity
Julia Chu .... production advisor
Minru Gao .... script supervisor
Si Hao .... production assistant
Shui-Cheong Kwan .... production assistant
Shui-Cheong Kwan .... production assistant: hong kong unit
Kwan-Lok Leung .... assistant unit manager: hong kong unit
Shulan Liu .... production assistant
Kei Shu .... translator: english
Siu-Chung Siu .... assistant unit manager: hong kong unit
Qiang Sun .... production assistant
Baoyin Wulan .... script supervisor
Tiansheng Xu .... planner
Hao Zhong .... script supervisor
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Tai ji: Zhang San Feng" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Twin Warriors" - UK, USA (DVD title)
"Tai Chi Master" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"The Tai-Chi Master" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Rated R for martial arts violence
96 min
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Did You Know?

Donnie Yen was offered the role of Chin Bo, but turned it down to pursue his solo career.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the final fight, the wires are visible.See more »
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.See more »
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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Jet Li's best and most definitive Shaolin film, 5 July 2002
Author: hayabusa-1 from USA

Twin Warriors is without a doubt Jet's Li's finest Shaolin movie. This movie has it all: friendship, love, betrayal, corruption, murder, and comedy, not to mention the kung fu Style of Shaolin which will never cease to amaze, bewilder, and captivate the viewer.

The plot itself is simple and easy to follow. Junbao and Chin Bo are misfit friends inside a Shaolin temple. Feeling both ambitious and outcast form the others in the temple, these two secretly practice kung fu while performing menial tasks such as sweeping the temple floor and doing laundry. Things come to head when Chin Bo takes things a little too far during a kung fu initiation, attacking a master with some of the master's own secret kung fu moves.

Forced to leave the temple Junbao and Chin Bo are forced to live as street entertainers, demonstrating their kung fu and ability to absorb punishment for money. That is until the Government wants a cut of that money. It's at this point that that the yin and yang relationship develops between Junboa and Chin Bo, one sticking to the virtues of Shaolin, while the other becomes a corrupt power hungry officer of the provincial army. The struggle between good and evil that rips two old friends apart is masterfully captured in this movie. Thankfully there are two key elements of the movie that save it from being a depressing tale about a friendship gone awry.

The first element of relief is comedy. While this is by no means a funny movie, there is a fairly long segment where Junbao becomes insane and partakes in some hilarious shenanigans. First he believes he is a duck and hides underwater in a fountain. Then he believes a pillar that holds up a building is his long lost Shaolin master. He even get mad when at a weeble-wobble `Mr. Tao' doll when it will not answer his questions. This comic relief is much needed, saving the film form being depressing.

The second element that makes this film a must see: The incredible martial arts sequences. From beginning to end this movie is packed with the best kung fu I have ever seen in a movie. So many different styles and techniques are used, and jet Li makes them all look as if they were child's play. Fight sequences are beautifully choreographed putting the ART back into martial Arts. I highly recommend this film for any casual or die hard fan of Jet Li, he is simply amazing in this film 10/10 stars!

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