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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
"Siu lam juk kau" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sport  |  12 July 2001 (Hong Kong)
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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mui (as Zhou Wei)
Man Tat Ng ...
Golden Leg Fung (as Ng Mang Tat)
Yin Tse ...
Team Evil Coach Hung (as Patrick Tse Yin)
Cecilia Cheung ...
Team Dragon Player #7
Team Dragon Player #11
Vincent Kok ...
Team Puma Leader
Hui Li ...
Banana Peel Girl
Yat-Fei Wong ...
Iron Shirt (Third Brother)
Chi Chung Lam ...
Light Weight Vest (Small Brother)
Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother)
Mei Lin Mo ...
Ming Ming Zhang ...
Little Hung
Pu Ye Dong ...
Little Fung


After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist. Written by ravedragon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for martial arts action and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Soccer  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,352,456 (France) (23 August 2002)


$488,872 (USA) (20 August 2004)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Banned in mainland China because it did not await certification before being released in Hong Kong. See more »


Sing: I'm not here to fight, I'm here to play soccer!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits. See more »


References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »


Ti chu ge wei lai
(Kick to the Future)
Composed by Jacky Chan
Lyrics by Andy Lau
Performed by Andy Lau
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User Reviews

13 July 2002 | by (Sherwood, Oregon) – See all my reviews

After watching the deadly dull and self important road to perdition, my friend and I needed a movie to cleanse our system. Shoalin Soccer is the perfect movie for that purpose. I dare anyone to actually hate this movie. The special effects are great, all the performances are great, and the movie doesn't take itself at all seriously. I think the horrible translated subtitles actually improved the experience. GO EVIL TEAM!!! Stephen Chow is definitely a talent to watch.

Miramax, please don't mess with this movie too much if you ever release this in america.

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