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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 »
Kick some grass! See more »
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

Wei Zhao ... 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

Karen Mok ... Team Dragon Player #11
Vincent Kok ... Team Puma Leader
Hui Li ... Banana Peel Girl
Yat-Fei Wong ... Iron Head (First Brother)

Kai Man Tin ... Iron Shirt (Third Brother)
Chi Chung Lam ... Light Weight Vest (Small Brother)

Kwok-Kwan Chan ... Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother)
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
Yuan Xiao Long ... Team Gangster Player 2
Siu-Lung Yuen ... Team Gangster Player 2
Ming-kin Wong ... Team Gangster Player 3
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
Min Hun Fung ... Rebellion team leader
Wai-Man Mok ... Hung's driver
Sun Chang Meng ... Hung's Assistant
Nang Yang ... Butcher
Wen Hui He ... Street Singer
Lu Wei ... Reporter
Chi-Wah Tse ... General Manager of Karaoke
Sun Chi Wing ... Manager
Wong Yan Kit ... Referee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bai Ling ... Mui (voice: English version)

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

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

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 

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 Li .... hair stylist
Michelle Wong .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lik-Chi Lee .... production supervisor (as Lee Lik Chee)
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
Chi-tat Leung .... sound
Jamie Lowry .... sound editor
Colin McLellan .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Perreira .... sound re-recording assistant
Nathan Robitaille .... assistant sound editor
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... 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
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
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:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Ireland:12 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | 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?

Stephen Chow dubs his own voice for the American release.See more »
Sing:I'm not here to fight, I'm here to play soccer!See more »
Ti chu ge wei laiSee more »


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32 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Great entertainment, 6 January 2004
Author: MikeA from Isle of Man, British Isles

Stephen Chow writes, directs and stars in probably his funniest and most accessible (to Western audiences, at least) film to date.

Sing (Chow) is trying to find a way to encourage his countrymen to re-embrace their Shaolin kung fu heritage. When he meets down-at-heel ex-soccer coach Fung (Ng), the pair hatch a plan to form a soccer team with Sing's Shaolin brothers. Unfortunately, these guys have lost their kung fu skills. Sing resolves to help his brothers regain their dignity, then lead them into a championship showdown with the seemingly unstoppable Evil Team. He also finds time to fall in love with Tai-Chi baker Mui (the usually lovely Vicki Zhao), who gets some of the funniest scenes in the movie.

As a non-Chinese speaker, my experience with Chow's previous films is patchy, his wordplay humour rarely making a decent transition to subtitles. The comedy here though is mostly physical, possibly even deliberately geared more towards a Western market. The plot - however clichéd - is a pleasing tale of underdogs made good, and the movie has a definite feelgood feel and uplifting ending. Even the CG is impressive and well used. It's the most entertaining movie I've seen in ages.

I was watching the Universe DVD. Subs are decent enough, without too many typos, and the 'making of' and other extras have English subs also.

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