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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

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

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 »

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Release Date:

12 July 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Soccer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$39,167 (USA) (2 April 2004)

Gross:

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

This was the most successful Hong Kong-made movie ever in Hong Kong, making HK$60 million (about US$4.7 million) at the local box office. See more »

Quotes

Sing: [after his team gets brutally beaten by Team Gangster] Why don't you stop them? They're being unlawful!
Golden Leg Fung: I'm the referee! I won't stop them!
Sing: What do you mean by that? You basically want us to die!
Golden Leg Fung: [blows his whistle] You! Out of the game!
Sing: Have you gone nuts?
Golden Leg Fung: This is a test! If none of you can pass it, then you can't play in the soccer league!
Sing: Well, this is a soccer game! This isn't a war!
Golden Leg Fung: The final soccer game is a war.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

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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