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The Master (1980)

Bui bun si mun (original title)
Although injured, a martial-arts expert teaches an orphan his methods.

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Kuan Tai Chen ...
Tak Yuen ...
Hsueh-Erh Wen ...
Shi's daughter
Lung Wei Wang ...
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Fei Ai
Lau Chan ...
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Chok Chow Cheung ...
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Wing-Hon Cheung
Szu-Ying Chien ...
Brothel madam
Miao Ching ...
Mr. Huang
Kam Kong Chow
Ging Man Fung ...
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Hsieh-Su Fung ...
Pupil of Shi
Eddy Ko ...
Pupil of Shi (as Ko Hung)
Hok Nin Lau ...
Shi Chen-chung
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Although injured, a martial-arts expert teaches an orphan his methods.

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Shaw Bros meets kung fu comedy
3 August 2006 | by (mons, belgium) – See all my reviews

THE MASTER is a very entertaining kung fu comedy from the last days of the Shaw Brothers. After the success of Drunken Master and Snake in the eagle shadow, the studio release this one, showing the great capacities of Chen Kuan Tai as "the master". The humor is a bit irritating but there are some good gags and the action is fast-paced. Kung fu choregraphies are good, like in the Jackie Chan movies of this era. This movies is not a masterpiece but it's really fun to watch: the plot is simple, there is a slightly erotic sequence, some violence and plenty of fights. If you like shaw brothers movies that go straight in your face like Monkey Kung Fu or Crippled Avenger, you will surly like this one! Worth catching for all kung fu fan, like the other Tony Liu movies, especially the crazy Holy Flame of the Martial World.


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