A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.

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Ronald Cheng ...
Captain
Miki Yeung ...
Siu Tin
Theresa Fu ...
Chui Chi
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Ma Ho-Keung (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Ken Lo ...
Chan Sun (as Kenneth Low)
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Silver Dragon
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Soo (as Lam Suet)
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King
Yu Gu ...
Fai (as Kris Gu)
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Beggar (as Lau Yee Tat)
Sze-Ming Lu ...
Wai (as Johnny Lu)
Marco Lok ...
Ricky
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Worker Ming (as Hui Siu Hung)
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A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.

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Jacky Wu trained in Sanda for the film in Beijing and was nearly knocked out by one of the Sanda team members. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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THEME SONG
Performed by Ronald Cheng
Composed by Ian Kasela
Lyrics by Xia Zhi
OP: PT EMI Publishing Indonesia
SP: Gold Label Music Ltd.
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Jacky Wu / Wu Jing is the reason to watch this movie
14 December 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a martial arts movie with a story that for the most part isn't compelling. Only the ending is a bit crude and brutal and come to think of it completely ridiculous. I think the director wanted to add some drama to make this movie more interesting. What the director seems to have forgotten that he doesn't need the drama, because he has Jacky Wu / Wu Jing (known from Tai Chi Boxer). When he does his thing, you are in for a treat. The man has some skill and he shows it whenever he can. The martial arts in this movie is great and that alone is the reason to watch this movie. The pace however is a bit slow. This due to the story. If they really wanted to make a interesting story they should have used "The Captain" more, since he was a great character. Instead we are confronted with some abstract fatalistic love story that does not make any sense. Who is to blame for that? Dennis Law , ladies and gentlemen. If you want more proof of his incompetence then go watch Fatal Move which was meant as a sequel to S.P.L. with Donnie Yen. Director Dennis Law is an example of a film maker who really shouldn't be in the business since he lacks vision and creativity. He basically copies and pastes stories and themes and combines them without adding something fresh or original and then thinks he is finished. Most of the time he is lucky that he is surrounded by competent people who more than once improve the film considerably. But it does beg the question why talented people like Sammo Hung, Simon Yam and Wu Jing would be involved with his productions at all.

In any case try to ignore the story and focus on the action. It's hard hitting and exhilarating.


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