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Director:
Writers:
Dennis Chan (screenplay)
Ho Leung Lau (writer)
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Release Date:
23 October 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The art of combat has a new generation.
Plot:
Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Not the most entertaining of martial arts movies available... See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Li Hui
Fengchao Liu ... Yang Yauwu

Wenjie Wang ... Li Yi
Phoebe Wang ... Fong Fong (as Wang Fei)
Yongchen Liu ... Xiao Zhang
Yachao Wang ... Li Er
Junjie Mao ... Xiao Yi
Dong Wei ... Young Li Yi
Zhicheng Liang ... Young Yang Yauwu
Xin Liu ... Young Fang Fang
Yao Shi ... Young Xiao Zhang
Dezhou Wu ... Young Li Er

Jin Zhang ... Guo Nan
Nan Tie ... Ke Le
Jing He ... Zhang Ting
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Kung ... Ah-De (as Cheung-Tak Hung)
Wai Cheung Mak ... The Bookkeeper
Dave Mallow ... Li Hui (English version)
Thomas Nguyen ... Thomas

Directed by
Antony Szeto 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dennis Chan  screenplay
Ho Leung Lau  writer

Produced by
Dennis Chan .... co-producer
Jackie Chan .... executive producer
Colette Koo .... producer
Bin Liu .... line producer: China
John Sham .... executive producer
Carrie Wong .... associate producer
Shirley Yung .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Jerald Chan 
Allan Lau 
 
Cinematography by
Ricky Lau 
Gigo Lee 
 
Film Editing by
Chi-Leung Kwong 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Cheuk 
 
Costume Design by
Connie Au-Yeung 
 
Makeup Department
Justinpaul Chambers .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tao Jia .... production manager
Ge Yang .... assistant production manager
Changliang Zhong .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Chan .... co-director
Wai Hung Chan .... first assistant director
Di Huang .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tin-Yuet Chan .... props
Hang-Kwan Chiu .... props
Jan-Kwok Chiu .... props
Man Chung .... prop set decorator
Ho-jeung Hau .... props
Dang-Loi Hung .... props
Wai-Yung Jeunng .... props
Kwan-Leung Kot .... props
Sing-Min Lee .... props
Kei-Cheung Mun .... props
Gwan-Ting Yau .... props
Ban Yeung .... property master
Fung-Keung Yeung .... main stage props
Shing-Cheung Yeung .... props
Kwong-Ping Yuen .... property master
 
Sound Department
Heidi Chan .... foley artist
Heidi Chan .... foley editor
Martin Richard Chappell .... sound (as Martin Chappell)
Sin-kwok Lee .... sound recordist
Mango Mok .... foley artist
Mango Mok .... foley editor
 
Visual Effects by
Ken Law .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick Tasse .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Hau Chee Cheung .... assistant stunt coordinator (as George Cheung)
Hailong Hu .... stunts
Douglas Kung .... stunt coordinator (as Douglas Hung)
Zuoqiang Liang .... stunts
Wai Cheung Mak .... assistant stunt coordinator
Peng Ren .... stunts
Antony Szeto .... fight director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Chan .... camera operator
Kim Wing Kok .... gaffer
Chee Seong Lai .... first assistant camera
Kee Wing Yau .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Chuan He .... casting
 
Editorial Department
Kwok-Wing Leung .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Hong Zhang .... location manager
 
Transportation Department
Zheng Wang .... driver
Yuan Yuan .... driver
Yuan Yuan .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Yudan Guo .... script supervisor
Wang-Bok Lau .... documentary footage
Crystal Li .... production assistant
Guiwei Liu .... documentary footage
Ran Liu .... production assistant
Xu Liu .... production accountant
Agnès Seelinger .... child acting coach
Zhongren Yang .... documentary footage
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wushu" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Wushu: The Young Generation" - Hong Kong (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence
Runtime:
104 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
While shooting the kick boxing match between actor Yongchen Liu (playing Xiao Zhang) and Yachao Wang (playing Li Er), Liu was hit unconscious and sent to hospital. Because of that a stuntman was used to double Liu for when Xiao Zhang gets kicked the final time by Li Er out of the boxing ring. The first stuntman ripped a muscle in his left shoulder when testing the fall. A second stuntman dislocated his left shoulder while filming the first shot. Both were sent to hospital. Finally, pressured by the hospitalization of three people in a day, the director Szeto did the stunt himself. He did the stunt several times before getting the shot he needed.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Wushu' (2008) (TV)See more »

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Not the most entertaining of martial arts movies available..., 22 February 2016
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

As much as I enjoy Asian martial arts movies, then "Wushu" from 2008 failed to impress me. Sure the martial arts sequences were nice and well choreographed. But it just felt like watching a staged display of skills in the Wushu fighting style and the entire movie was permeated by a sense of it being made specifically to cater a young teenage audience.

The story in "Wushu" was straight forward, sure, but it was also so predictable to the core that it was embarrassing to witness. You knew exactly how the movie was going to pan out and how it would end right from the very beginning. And as such then director Antony Szeto was merely running on autopilot and sitting comfortably in his comfort zone. This made the movie suffer a devastating blow.

It should be noted that the martial arts performers and actors/actresses were doing good enough jobs with their limited options in terms of script and story. But they were most definitely delivering quite well in terms of technical aspects of their martial arts performances. But a movie with nothing but displays of martial arts skills can only go so far, and it was nowhere enough to support an hour and forty-four minutes.

Sammo Hung is used to lure in the viewers, as he is the most established and familiar of all the talents in the movie. However, it should be said that his role is merely a supportive role. He is not the lead actor by any means, and it was initially what lured me into buying the movie. So I was somewhat disappointed with that.

If you are a teenager and fascinated with the martial arts, then you will find much enjoyment in "Wushu". However, if you are more of a mature mind and prefer to watch martial arts movies that also come with a proper storyline, then "Wushu" is a weak choice of movies. There are far better Chinese martial arts movies available.

I am rating "Wushu" a mere four out of ten stars, solely because of the impressive martial arts and choreography there was in the movie. And Sammo Hung also did help to lift up the movie somewhat, despite having a supportive role only.

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