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Da bing xiao jiang (2010)

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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:
Sung-jun Yoo ...
Prince Wen (as Steve Yoo)
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)
Captain Yu (as Yu Rong Guang)
Beggar Head
Messenger (as Wang Beo Qiang)
Ben Niu ...
the Scholar
Alan Ng ...
Guard Zhuo
Jack Tu ...
Imperial Bodyguard
Haixiang Wang ...
Imperial Bodyguard (as Wang Hai Xiang)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 February 2010 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Little Big Soldier  »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CNY 15,000,000 (China), 14 February 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At a conference in Beijing on 20 November 2009, Jackie Chan announced, along with Universal Culture Limited and EURO WEBSOFT, that an MMO is being released to promote the film. Chan and Wang's characters in the game were also shown at the conference. On 26 January 2010, the MMO went online under the name FLASH Little Big Soldier. It is free to play under an account subscription. However, the game is available only in Chinese. See more »


Approximately 55 minutes into film you can see cacti on the tops of & growing alongside the ruined town walls. Cacti are not native to China and were only introduced in the 1800's AD. The story line would coincide with approximately 300BC. A difference of almost 2000 years. See more »


The Soldier: I forgot to tell you, the reward for capturing a live enemy general is land, cash, and exemption from military service. Exemption from military service for life! Only tilling land. No need to go to war.
the General: There's always a victor in a war. Only when the victor has unified the world will there be true peace so little men like you can lead a regular life.
The Soldier: You know what? If you hadn't gone to war with us, I could have been living this life right now!
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Jackie Chan At What He Does Best
8 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

"Little Big Soldier" is actually an odd-couple road flick set during China's Warring States period. The war drama, spiced with the usual Jackie Chan comedy, has been Jackie's brainchild for 20 years before finally hitting the big screen. Chan had initially planned to play the role of the young general but having aged since, he has to settle for the role of the elderly soldier.

Well, having seen Jackie as the titular character, I have no complaints. He provides the role with its requisite charm and experience that it is so easy to root for him. A refreshing change from nonsensical comedies like "The Spy Next Door", I may add.

Jackie plays an unnamed soldier from the Liang State who survives an ambush by Qin forces that decimates the 2000-strong Liang army. The lowly soldier, who feigns death rather than fight, captures a young Wei general (Wang Leehom) and plans to 'trade' him for a plot of land as reward.

Along the way, however, captor and captive face a host of mishaps, misadventures and plot twists - and they have to team up in order to survive.

As Jackie's own project, you can be sure of the trademark Jackie stunts and image boosts. Playing a farmer forcibly conscripted into war, Jackie's message (or ego massage) is that war is bad for the people, birds and the environment. He throws in lots of slapstick and sometimes the comedy borders on the ridiculous.

Still, these are forgivable because it is easy to like Jackie's and LeeHom's characters. They have a sparkling screen chemistry that helps us overlook the plot-holes and lapses in logic. What's more important is that "Little Big Soldier" has a nostalgic feel, reminding us of Jackie's classics like "Drunken Master" and "Snake In The Eagle's Shadow". - By LIM CHANG MOH (limchangmoh.blogspot.com)

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