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Shaolin -- After ambushing and killing his rival -- losing everything in the process -- dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation. But his newfound redemption is soon put to the test in this kinetic kung fu saga.
Shaolin -- The monks of the Shaolin Temple take in a young warlord whose family was wiped out in an act of betrayal. As he embraces the monk's lifestyle and practices, he and his protectors must face off against the ruthless General Hou.
Shaolin -- China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield , young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin`s masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks.


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In a land torn by strife, the righteous monks of Shaolin stand as a beacon of hope for the oppressed masses.
After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Still good despite stick fighting monks somehow keep beating guns See more (32 total) »


  (in credits order)
Shaoqun Yu ... Chinghai
Chen Zhiui ... Huo Lung
Xing Yu ... Chingkung

Jing Wu ... Chingneng (as Jacky Wu)

Nicholas Tse ... Tsao Man
Hai Yu ... Abbot

Andy Lau ... Hou Chieh / Chinochueh

Bingbing Fan ... Madam Hou
Shimadu Runa ... Nan
Xiaohong Shi ... Sung Hu
Karl Eiselen ... Peter (as Karl Robert Eislen)
Alexander Mukhanov ... Roddick
Shi Tianshuo ... Officer Shi
Qilong Li ... Huo's Officer
Jin Youming ... Hou's Butler
Bai Yu ... Nanny
Bing Bai ... Singer

Jingke Liang ... Sung's Wife
Chengbang Lu ... Sung's Son
Shao Wei ... Sung's Officer
Weijia Xu ... Sung's Officer
Xiao Suli ... Matchmaker
Xin Xin Xiong ... Solungtu

Jackie Chan ... Wudao
Liu Zin ... Tsao's Officer
Shao Zhuang ... Tsao's Officer
He Zonhua ... General Tang
Haifeng Bi ... General Chang
Xie Jiagi ... General Wang
Zhang Hao ... General Kao
Weiqun Ran ... Old Warlord
Bing Chen ... Old Warlord
Jiazhen Zhu ... Young Warlord
Zhao Junoheng ... Young Warlord
Sang Weilin ... Yan Cheng
Xu Dangke ... Officer
Qi Tian ... Officer
Zhou Jie ... Officer
Xiaoming Fan ... Officer
Yang Yong ... Officer
Guo Fengtao ... Officer
Zhang Bin ... Officer
Shulian Wang ... Officer
Yulan Xu ... Mrs. Chao
Xiaoguo Sun ... Mrs. Chao's Daughter
Guo Shuo ... Niu's Mother
Luo Jun ... Da Niu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xu Ao
Feng Bao
Hu Baoshu
Sun Bin
Chen Binbin
Ren Ci
Bing Ciluan
Liu Ciyu
Ma Cuilium
Yang Cuncao
Wang Danru
Dong Dong
Chen Entao
Ma Ertu
Pang Fan
Ma Fei
Linglei Gao
Li Guodong
Hu Haiguin
Hao Han
Cai Hang
Xianxian Hong
An Houyi
Xiaokui Huang (as Huang Xiaokui)
Hu Huanhuan
Feng Hui
Pah Jian
Zhang Jinai
Liu Jingde
Zhang Jingqi
Tian Kai
Ma Lan
Lu Liangkai
Tsai Liangliang
Yin Liangliang
Dou Lili
In Limei
Ding Ling
Zhongyin Liu (as Liu Zhongyin)
Zhou Lixia
Ao Long
Jin Luo
Li Man
Yang Nainbin
Zhang Nan
Lin Nangeng
Liu Peng
Sun Ping
Liu Qi
Yusheng Qi
Li Qiuxiang
Ho Qiuzue
Tang Rui
Wei Shifeng
Zhou Shizhou
Li Shuang
Wu Shujie
Liao Songmei
Jingin Tao
Lin Tao
Ji Tian
Xiong Wai
Haifang Wang
Hongchao Wang
Lu Wenxui
Don Wong
Guizong Wong
Zhang Xiaotai
Maofeng Xue
Li Xuefei
Her Xuegue
Zhang Yan
June Yang
Liu Yang
Zhang Yang
Shi Yanging
Zhu Yongsheng
Zhong Zebin
Yang Zechao
For Zhiysian
Xu Zhongiang
Li Zhongyang
Li Zhoyxian
Wenzing Zuo

Directed by
Benny Chan 
Writing credits
Alan Yuen (original screenplay)

Chi Kwong Cheung (written by) and
Quiyu Wang (written by) and
Kam Cheong Chan (written by) (as Kam-Cheung Chan) and
Tan Cheung (written by) (as Zhang Tan)

Produced by
Benny Chan .... producer
Chi Kwong Cheung .... associate producer
Kim Hung Fan .... line producer
Huayang Fu .... executive producer
Sanping Han .... executive producer
Catherine Hun .... associate producer
Albert Lee .... producer
Zhongjun Wang .... executive producer
Shi Yong Xin .... chief producer
Guizhi Xue .... executive producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nicolas Errèra 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography) (as Pun Yiu Ming)
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Yau 
Production Design by
Chung Man Yee 
Art Direction by
Ben Lau  (as Man Hung Lau)
Costume Design by
Stanley Cheung 
Makeup Department
Yu Lai Cheng .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ka-Wai Tong .... first assistant director
Sound Department
James Ashton .... sound effects editor
James Ashton .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Burgess .... sound post production supervisor
Steve Burgess .... sound re-recording mixer
Yue Chao .... sound system technician
Lin Cui .... sound effects editor
Xueyuan Feng .... sound effects editor
Wei He .... sound re-recording mixer
Yuan He .... sound effects editor
Hongrui Ji .... sound effects editor
Xin Li .... foley team
Jilian Liu .... dialogue editor
Xu Miao .... foley team
Jiajia Mok .... sound effects editor
Jiajia Mok .... sound post production supervisor
Qiuxia Sun .... dialogue editor (as Qiuqiu Sun)
Qiuxia Sun .... dialogue supervisor (as Qiuqiu Sun)
Terry Tu .... foley pre-mixer
Baiyang Wang .... editing assistant
Yanchao Yang .... foley team
Tian Yong .... dialogue editor
Ben Zhang .... dubbing director
Gillian Zhang .... editing assistant
Van Zhang .... audio systems engineer
Xu Zhang .... editing assistant
Yijing Zhang .... adr recordist
Ziying Zhao .... editing assistant
Visual Effects by
Po Yan Chan .... compositor
Siu Fu Ma .... computer animator
Edward Pak .... compositor
Eddy Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Han Guan Hua .... assistant stunt coordinator
Chung Chi Li .... action choreographer
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... assistant action choreographer
Shane Yan .... stunt performer
Corey Yuen .... action director
Tak Yuen .... action choreographer
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lau-fai Lo .... gaffer (2nd)
Wai-Chuen Wong .... gaffer
Animation Department
Lai Lok Chau .... computer animator
Music Department
Anthony Chue .... composer: additional music
Allan Lau .... composer: additional music
Valérie Lindon .... executive music producer
Q.luv .... composer: theme song
Stéphane Reichart .... sound engineer
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"San siu lam zi" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated R for violence
131 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

To avoid having to shave his head, Jackie Chan wears a cap throughout the picture.See more »
Cook:[to Huo Jie] I don't know an of this, all i know is it's worthless to train just the moves without the spirit.See more »
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0 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Still good despite stick fighting monks somehow keep beating guns, 29 January 2014
Author: SnoopyStyle

China is being torn apart by feuding warlords and foreign powers. Hao Jie (Andy Lau) is a ruthless commander who kills all his rivals. He rejects foreign offers to built a railroad. His treacherous ways rebound on him when his underling Cao Man (Nicholas Tse) revolts with the help of the foreign power. Hao Jie loses everything including his precious daughter, and seeks help from Shaolin masters. He regains his humanity with their help including cooking monk Wudao (Jackie Chan).

I like the solid first half. It is poetic, dramatic, and compelling. However the movie couldn't resist its kung fu movie genes, and it devolves into a lot of unreal fighting. The fighting is more ridiculous since the troops with guns keep getting kicked around by monks with their sticks. It's still a good movie. The action looks good. However the message loses a bit.

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