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Crippled Masters (1979)

Tian can di que (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | July 1982 (USA)
Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn ... See full summary »

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Chiu Ho ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang
Mu Chuan Chen
Wei Ho
Mei Lung Hsiang
Chao-Ming Kang ...
The Crippled Master (as Jackie Conn)
Chung Chien Li ...
(as Chung Keng Li)
Ei Lu
Chang Ma
Te-Yun Pei
San Peng
Sung-Chuan Shen ...
The Crippled Master
Liang Tai
Tou Tieh
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Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge against the evil master. Written by John Kane <s0jpkane@titan.vcu.edu>

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Two crippled brothers, one indestructible force. Revenge against all odds.

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Best of the Worst
16 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you can put aside story sophistication, story line continuity, and class, you will utterly love this movie.

It is a bizarre story of two crippled people working together to beat their evil master. Once these former enemies pair up with some help along the way, they go head to head with their former master in an unforgettable fight scene in the end.

The Kung Fu was OK, but the ingenuity makes it worth it.

It's mindless fun and the kind of movie that everyone with a sense of humor will love.

Enjoyment factor: 10 Sophistication factor: 0


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