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Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Siu Lam juk kau (original title)
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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:
Golden Leg Fung (as Ng Mang Tat) (as Mang Tat Ng)
Mui (as Vicki Zhao)
Yin Tse ...
Team Evil Coach Hung (as Patrick Tse Yin)
Hui Li ...
Banana Peel Girl
Team Moustache Player 1
Team Moustache Player 2
Vincent Kok ...
Team Puma Leader
Iron Shirt Tin (Third Brother)
Yat-Fei Wong ...
Iron Head (First Brother) (as Wong Kai Yue)
Light Weight (Small Brother) (as Lam Tze Chung)
Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother) (as Chan Kwon Kwan)
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Action | Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:







Release Date:

12 July 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Soccer  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (DVD) | (original U.S. theatrical release)

Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film is banned in mainland China because it did not await certification before being released in Hong Kong. See more »


Sing: Why do you look like E.T.?
Mui: You said I should get rid of the hair in my eyes.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits. See more »


References Forbidden City Cop (1996) See more »


Nan er zhi
(Mens' Courage)
Composed by Lowell Lo
Lyrics by Andy Lau
Performed by Andy Lau
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User Reviews

Surprisingly funny
17 January 2004 | by (Århus, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie contains the traditional Chineese fundamentals for a comedy; Pain, humiliation, cheap effects and serious over acting. Regardless of these facts it held me enthralled all the way to the End. A truly funny and original film!

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