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Shaolin Soccer -- With tons of action, eye-popping special effects and nonstop laughs, here's a hilarious martial arts comedy about a team of misfits who take their best shot at winning a championship!
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Shaolin Soccer -- 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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Release Date:
12 July 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Stephen Chow ... Mighty Steel Leg Sing

Man-Tat Ng ... Golden Leg Fung (also as Mang Tat Ng) (as Ng Mang Tat)

Wei Zhao ... 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

Karen Mok ... Team Moustache Player 2
Vincent Kok ... Team Puma Leader

Kai Man Tin ... Iron Shirt Tin (Third Brother)
Yat-Fei Wong ... Iron Head (First Brother) (as Wong Kai Yue)

Tze Chung Lam ... Light Weight (Small Brother) (as Lam Tze Chung)

Kwok-Kwan Chan ... Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother) (as Chan Kwon Kwan)
Mei Lin Mo ... Hooking Leg (Second Brother)
Ming Ming Zhang ... Little Hung
Pu Ye Dong ... Little Fung
Shi Zi Yun ... Team Evil Center
Hua Cao ... Team Evil Goalie
Li Bin Hong ... Team Evil Player 1
Zhao Yong ... Team Evil Player 2
Shi Heng Jiang ... Team Evil Player 3
Shi Heng Jie ... Team Evil Player 4
Hu Shao Qi ... Team Evil Player 5
Chi-Sing Lam ... Team Gangster Player 1 (as Lam Tsz Sin)
Xiao Long Yuan ... Team Gangster Player 2
Siu-Lung Yuen ... Team Gangster Player 2
Ming-Kin Wong ... Team Gangster Player 3 (as Wong So Hing Kin)
Lo Hoi Ying ... Team Gangster Player 4
Xian Jian Rong ... Team Gangster Player 5
Ma Jun Long ... Team Gangster Player 6
Yao Xu ... Team Gangster Player 7
Kin-Yan Lee ... Manny (as Lee Kin Yan)
Min Hun Fung ... Team Gangster Leader
Na Tsyi ... Sweetie
Wai-Man Mok ... Hung's Driver (as Mok Wai Man)
Sun Chang Meng ... Hung's Assistant
Nang Yang ... Butcher (as Yeung Lun)
Wen Hui He ... Street Singer
Lu Wei ... Reporter
Chi-Wah Tse ... General Manager of Karaoke (as Tse Chi Wah)
Sun Chi Wing ... Manager
Wong Yan Kit ... Referee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Apostolina ... Announcer #2 (voice)
Steve Bulen ... Golden Leg Fung (voice)

Richard Cansino ... Hotel Guy (voice)

Elisa Gabrielli ... Team Moustache Players (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ... Mui's Boss (voice)

Richard Steven Horvitz ... Team Gangster Leader (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Hung's assistant (voice)

Emil Lin ... Mighty Steel Leg Sing (voice)
Lucy Lin ... Reporter (voice)

Bai Ling ... Mui (voice: English version)
Susan Marque ... Banana Peel Girl (voice)
Randall Montgomery ... Iron Head (voice)
Steve Pinto ... Iron Shirt Tin (voice)
Stuart Robinson ... Hooking Leg (voice)

Tom Romero ... Iron Head (voice: English version)

Skip Stellrecht ... Lift Man (voice)

Jessica Straus ... Mui (voice) (additional voices)
Kirk Thornton ... Announcer #1 / Coach Hung (voice)

Brian Tochi ... Mighty Steel Leg Sing (voice: English version)

Ping Wu ... Bulldog (voice)

Ron Yuan ... Referee (voice)

Nicholas Tse ... Young Hung (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Chow 
Writing credits
Stephen Chow  &
Kan-Cheung Tsang  (as Tsang Kan Cheong) and
Min Hun Fung  (as Steven Fung) &
Chi Keung Fung 

Marc Handler  dubbed version
Wei Lu 

Produced by
Stephen Chow .... executive producer
Daniel Lam .... executive producer (as Daneil Lam)
Kwok-fai Yeung .... producer
Original Music by
Ying-Wah Wong  (as Raymond Wong)
Cinematography by
Pak-Suen Kwan  (as Kwen Pak Huen)
Ting Wo Kwong 
Film Editing by
Kit-Wai Kai 
Art Direction by
Cyrus Ho  (as Kim Hung Ho)
Costume Design by
Hilda Choy  (as Choy Yim Man)
Makeup Department
Kuo Hsiung Chen .... makeup artist
Gloria Lam .... hair stylist
Ching Lam Lee .... hair stylist
Michelle Wong .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lik-Chi Lee .... production supervisor (as Lee Lik Chee)
Dede Nickerson .... supervising executive: Miramax
Wai Ling So .... assistant production manager
Kai Man Tin .... production supervisor
Chi-Wah Tse .... assistant production manager
Connie Wong .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wai Him Wong .... assistant director (as Stephen Wong)
Feng-hsuen Yao .... assistant director (as Paco Yiu)
Man-Kei Yiu .... assistant director
Rui Zhao .... assistant director
Art Department
Kwai Wong .... props
Sound Department
Nelson Ferreira .... sound editor
Thanos Kazakos .... adr recordist: English dubbing
George Yiu-Keung Lee .... sound editor
Chi-tat Leung .... sound
Jamie Lowry .... sound editor
Colin McLellan .... re-recording mixer
Jason Perreira .... sound re-recording assistant
Nathan Robitaille .... assistant sound editor
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Frankie Chung .... visual effects supervisor
Erik Dehkhoda .... digital compositor
Mark Dick Danger Devlin .... digital compositor
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (english version)
Chris Ervin .... digital effects artist
John Follmer .... head of production: MetroLight Studios
Adam Hawkey .... digital compositor: iOFilm
Jack Ho .... visual effects and animation
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios
Ken Law .... CG technical director
Dobbie Schiff .... executive producer: MetroLight Studios
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor
Don Wong .... digital visual effects artist: Centro Digital
Don Wong .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Wai-Nin Chan .... gaffer
Kin Man Ng .... gaffer
Animation Department
Yuk-chun Hung .... animator
Hiu-Tung Kwan .... animator
Ching-Man Leung .... animator
Ronald To .... animator
Man-Jun Tsang .... animator
King Ho Tse .... animator
Jing-Yun Wong .... animator
Mokana Wong .... animator
Siu Fai Yeung .... animator
Editorial Department
Dan Edelstein .... editorial consultant: english version
Other crew
Siu-Tung Ching .... action director
Marc Handler .... voice director: English version
Marc Handler .... writer: English version
Oli Laperal Jr. .... equipment coordinator
Ailen Sit .... martial arts director
Kai-Cheong Tin .... continuity
Ming-Kin Wong .... martial arts director
Ron Yuan .... voice
Stephen Chow .... additional action director (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Siu Lam juk kau" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for action violence and thematic elements (re-rating) (2004)
113 min | Hong Kong:102 min (DVD version) | USA:87 min | Argentina:89 min | 85 min (original U.S. theatrical release version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | SDDS (US version) | DTS (US version)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Ireland:12 | Ireland:12PG (theatrical rating) (2004) | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:All (original rating) | South Korea:15 (re-rating) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:12A | USA:Unrated | USA:PG (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (2004)
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Did You Know?

Originally, Miramax was supposed to release this film with the title renamed "Kung Fu Soccer," with a dubbed dialogue (with the participation by Stephen Chow himself), but it was scrapped due to the resistance of Chow.See more »
Sing:I said... that's no way to kick.
Golden Leg Fung:You think you can do better?
Sing:There must exist a fusion of mind and foot.
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71 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Kickful of comedy, 21 June 2002
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

KUNG FU + SOCCER = lots of laughs!!

Funny funny funny. And that's coming from a non-soccer fan.

Great performances here in this blend of comedy and high flying soccer action. Stephen Chow as Sing packs one hell of a kick!! His chemistry with Ng Man Tat (Golden Leg) is natural as it is in most of their films together. Plus, Sing's Shaolin brothers provide for a lot of comic relief!! From their soccer training to the championship game, there are really cool kung fu soccer shots, a mix of Matrix/Crouch Tiger special effects and it delivers. Oh, and Vicki Zhao literally steals this in the end (you have to see it).

The Bruce Lee goalie scene is priceless. This movie can definitely be watched several times with even more satisfaction!

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