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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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Man-Tat Ng ...
Golden Leg Fung (as Ng Mang Tat) (as Mang Tat Ng)
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Mui (as Vicki Zhao)
Yin Tse ...
Team Evil Coach Hung (as Patrick Tse Yin)
Hui Li ...
Banana Peel Girl
Cecilia Cheung ...
Team Moustache Player 1
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Team Moustache Player 2
Vincent Kok ...
Team Puma Leader
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Iron Shirt Tin (Third Brother)
Yat-Fei Wong ...
Iron Head (First Brother) (as Wong Kai Yue)
Chi Chung Lam ...
Light Weight (Small Brother) (as Lam Tze Chung)
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Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother) (as Chan Kwon Kwan)
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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Get ready to kick some grass! See more »

Genres:

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

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Runtime:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film contains a vast amount of Puma product placement - almost every football boot in the film is Puma; almost all of the team shirts (other than Team Shaolin) are Puma; along with numerous Puma ads and even a football transforming into a flaming Puma when kicked at speed. See more »

Quotes

[talking to a TV camera]
Sing: I want to say hello to my parents and my Kung Fu master, but they're all dead.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits. See more »

Connections

References The Chinese Connection (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

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