A wimpy schoolteacher must learn kung-fu to defend his village against a wandering Vietnamese killer.



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Credited cast:
John Cheung ...
(as Wu-lang Chang)
On-On Yu ...
(as An-an Yu)
Ah Yen (as Yang Sze)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wah Cheung
Cheng Chiang
Su Han
Yu Lung Hsiao
Chien-Feng Liu
Hsin Shen
Chiang Wang


A wimpy schoolteacher must learn kung-fu to defend his village against a wandering Vietnamese killer.

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1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kung-Fu vainqueur du traître  »

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The first chop-socky film I ever saw...
31 July 2005 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

...and as such, it made quite an impression on me at age ten. I haven't seen "Writing Kung Fu" in years--not since it ran on the USA Network's Kung Fu Theater, in fact--but I remember it as a fairly interesting genre picture. John Chang of "Snake in the Monkey's Shadow" stars as a wimpy schoolteacher who has to learn the martial arts to defend his village against a wandering Vietnamese killer, who plays (and fights with) a flute. The villain is portrayed by Yang Sze (Bolo Yeung), the muscular henchman of Mr. Han in "Enter the Dragon", and is notable for being the only Vietnamese heavy--to my knowledge--in a Chinese martial arts film! There's a dash of the obligatory lame slapstick, of course (every kung-fu movie has it), but the tone of "Writing Kung Fu" is pretty grim for the most part. Excellent final fight, too, as I remember. 6 and 1/2 stars.

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