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Tai ji quan (1974)

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When not studying Tai Chi under the tutelage of Old Yeung, Ku Ding works as part of a crew building roads. When he and his colleagues are cheated out of half their money by corrupt foreman ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Wo-fu Chen ...
Ku Ting
Szu Shih ...
Yang Chen
Hung Wei ...
Chin Ta-hsing (as Frankie Wei)
Shen Chan ...
Master Yuan
Miao Ching ...
Master Chin
Chih-Ching Yang ...
Master Yang
Kuang Yu Wang ...
Yang Tang
Tse Lin Yang ...
Teng Kai-hsi
Mei Hua Chen ...
A-Bao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pai-ling Chang
Shao Lun Chiang ...
Quarry laborer
Chin Kuei Chung ...
Hu Ping-lien
Ching Wen Fung
Han Chou Ho
Kang Ho
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When not studying Tai Chi under the tutelage of Old Yeung, Ku Ding works as part of a crew building roads. When he and his colleagues are cheated out of half their money by corrupt foreman Tang Hoi Hay (acting on behalf of his boss Master Jin), Wu Bing Lien protests on behalf of the group, only to get a beating for his troubles. Ku Ding intervenes and takes the beating instead, which is in line with the teachings of Tai Chi that it is not for fighting others, even though it can be - and that tolerance is key. This is not something that even Yeung's daughter Ah Jen accepts and she thinks Ku Ding's action (or lack of action) was foolish and it doesn't help with his money problems. Due to such worries, Ku Ding's girlfriend (Ah Bao) seeks out a job as a servant in the house of Dai Sing - son of Master Jin. At the same time Dai Sing, something of an martial artist, learns of Yeung's Tai Chi and looks for a contest, and when he is rebuffed he orders his father's men to kill the old master. ... Written by bob the moo

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Wo-fu Chen killed himself before the premiere. This was his first (and last) starring role. See more »

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Mediocre fu, standard plot
23 January 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Chen Wo-fu plays that "pacifist who finally gets p***ed enough to kick the bad guy's butt" character that we've seen a million times. Of course, this time they have to kill his master, two of his friends, and rape his girlfriend before he gets off his high horse and does something. The "twist" is that he fights using Tai Chi. The fighting is set up to look like it's going to be interesting in the beginning, but trust me, it's not. The baddies and supporting characters are completely uninteresting, with the minor exceptions of Shih Szu as his sifu's impetuous daughter, and his drunk fighting buddy. Not actually a bad movie, but very standard mediocre stuff, and lacking the flashes of brilliance or creativity that might at least make a scene or two memorable.


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