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Little Big Soldier (2010)
"Da bing xiao jiang" (original title)

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An old soldier kidnaps a young general of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Soldier
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the General
Sung-jun Yoo ...
Prince Wen (as Steve Yoo)
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Songster
Yuming Du ...
Guard Wu (as Du Yu Ming)
Song Jin ...
Lou Fan Wei
Xiao Dong Mei ...
Lou Fan Yan (as Xu Dong Mei)
Ken Lo ...
Guard Yong (as Low Houl Kang)
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Captain Yu (as Yu Rong Guang)
Yue Wu ...
Beggar Head
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Messenger (as Wang Beo Qiang)
Ben Niu ...
the Scholar
Alan Ng ...
Guard Zhuo
Jack Tu ...
Imperial Bodyguard
Wang Hai Xiang ...
Imperial Bodyguard
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Storyline

Two armies clash in ancient war-torn China; none survive but a young general from a royal house and a farmer foot soldier who binds the fallen leader to take him home and claim a reward. Many stand in their way: an abandoned songstress, the noble's own murderous younger brother, desperate beggars, rough slavers, and the pair's own differing agendas. Through it all, a bond forms between the two, and what will happen at journey's end becomes anyone's guess. Written by statmanjeff

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Rated PG-13 for violence and action | See all certifications »

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14 February 2010 (China)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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The role of the Little (Young) Soldier was originally written for Jackie Chan, who came up with the idea of the story Little Big Soldier 20 years ago. However, it took 20 years to wrap up the script, and now Jackie Chan is cast as the Big (elder) Soldier instead. Leehom Wang takes the role of Little (young) Soldier. See more »

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The Soldier: [to his bound captive] You know, when I was little, I caught a wild boar. My father set it free. Do you know why? It was pregnant. Are you pregnant?
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17 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a big fan of Jackie's, its hard to stay subjective whenever it comes to the movies he makes. Sometimes the movies are great, other times they are quite terrible, and sometimes he just makes it land somewhere in between. I can say honestly that this movie is one of the movies you will want to place on the top shelf of your movie collection. Its old fashioned, wonderfully comical at times, and tells a story of a small part of a large history of China.

People say that Jackie Chan's acting is hollow. While I agree that this can sometimes be the case, its only because of the terrible "Hollywood" machine movies he is inclined to make versus the traditional Hong Kong action/drama/comedy flicks he is used to. Hollywood Jackie Chan can be quite terrible (The Tuxedo, The Medallion, Around the World in 80 Days, The Spy Next Door, etc). Traditional Jackie Chan is great (New Police Story, Rob-B-Hood, Who Am I?, along with all the Hong Kong classics Jackie Chan has under his belt like Drunken Master, Police Story, City Hunter) I'm rather frustrated at the implication that Jackie Chan cannot act, and that this or The Karate Kid are trumpeting his newfound skills as an actor, when in my opinion he has been a superb actor far before that. Just watch New Police Story.

In any case, this was an excellent watch, and has earned itself a spot on the top shelf of my collection. Hopefully, there will be an English dub sometime in the future so that more people will be able to watch this fine film.


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