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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Team Dragon Player #11
Vincent Kok ...
Team Puma Leader
Hui Li ...
Banana Peel Girl
Yat-Fei Wong ...
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Iron Shirt (Third Brother)
Chi Chung Lam ...
Light Weight Vest (Small Brother)
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Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother)
Mei Lin Mo ...
Ming Ming Zhang ...
Little Hung
Pu Ye Dong ...
Little Fung
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Storyline

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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The sensation that swept Asia is coming to theaters! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The line "It's only an illusion, you can't scare me!" said by the Team Puma Leader (Vincent Kok) is in reference to Stephen Chow's earlier film The God of Cookery (1996) in which Kok also says this line to Chow. See more »

Quotes

Sing: [singing] Tai Chi Kung Fu used to make steamed buns, what a brilliant notion. Fill the pot from heaven with sweet buns; fantastic when done. You're a Kung Fu master, I can see. And your homemade treats look so tasty.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Moumantai 2 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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