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Shaolin (2011) More at IMDbPro »San siu lam zi (original title)

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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.


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Release Date:
20 January 2011 (Australia) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Shaoqun Yu ... Chinghai
Chen Zhiui ... Huo Lung
Xing Yu ... Chingkung

Wu Jing ... Chingeng (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
Li Qilong ... 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
Ran Weiqun ... Old Warlord
Chen Bing ... 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
Wang Shulian ... Officer
Yulan Xu ... Mrs. Chao
Sun Xiaoguo ... Mrs. Chao's Daughter
Guo Shuo ... Niu's Mother
Luo Jun ... 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
Wang Haifang
Hu Haiguin
Hao Han
Cai Hang
Xianxian Hong
An Houyi
Xiaokui Huang (as Huang Xiaokui)
Hu Huanhuan
Feng Hui
Pah Jian
Luo Jin
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
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
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
Nga-Bok Lei .... producer (as Albert Lee)
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 re-recording mixer
Steve Burgess .... supervising sound editor
Yue Chao .... audio systems engineer
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 artist
Jilian Liu .... dialogue pre-mixer
Xu Miao .... foley artist
Jiajia Mok .... sound effects editor
Jiajia Mok .... supervising sound editor
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 editor
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 .... compositor
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
Animation Department
Lai Lok Chau .... senior 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 .... music scoring mixer
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?

Andy Lau's left hand was injured while he was filming a fight scene.See more »
Abbot:A piece of gold or pile of mud, which is more useful?
Cook:The gold, of course.
Abbot:But to a seed? Never underestimate yourself. Everyone has a purpose.
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Movie Connections:
Remake of The Shaolin Temple (1982)See more »
Kaiser Bill's MarchSee more »


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10 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Don't Mess with the Shaolin Temple!, 14 January 2012
Author: basilisksamuk ( from United Kingdom

There's nothing better than a film with an uplifting moral message bought to you interspersed with lots of martial arts action and blowing stuff up. I can therefore heartily recommend this film.

Whilst being a good watch there is also some good old-fashioned silly translations to add to the enjoyment. "Don't mess with the Shaolin Temple" is one fine example and another is "You bastards come and attack the temple, I'll send you to the Netherworld." (I don't know if you get this with the English soundtrack as I was watching the subtitled version.)

There's a solid storyline and the usual stuff about the baddie finding redemption and making good his evil ways but it's not as 2-dimensional as these plots often are as you see the effect on Andy Lau's wife and daughter in no uncertain terms. The martial arts action is good though not outstanding. Jackie Chan has a supporting role but when he does eventually get an action scene it is laugh out loud funny and absolutely true to the character he plays in the film.

It's not the world's best film but it would be hard to go wrong with this if you want to watch an entertaining epic with lots of action. I'm intrigued to know how much of the battles scenes and destruction of buildings was CGI and how much miniatures. I suspect it was a mixture. I'll have to listen to the DVD commentary to find out

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