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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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Director:
Writers:
Alan Yuen (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 January 2011 (Australia) See more »
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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.
Plot:
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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Cast

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

Jacky Wu ... Chingeng

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

Andy Lau ... Hou Chieh / Chinochueh

Bingbing Fan ... Madam Hou
Shimadu Runa ... Nan
Shi Xiaohong ... Sung Hu
Karl Robert Eislen ... Peter
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
Xu Weijia ... 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
Bi Haifeng ... General Chang
Xie Jiagi ... General Wang
Zhang Hao ... General Kao
Ran Weiqun ... Old Warlord
Chen Bing ... Old Warlord
Zhu Jiazhen ... Young Warlord
Zhao Junoheng ... Young Warlord
Sang Weilin ... Yan Cheng
Xu Dangke ... Officer
Qi Tian ... Officer
Zhou Jie ... Officer
Fan Xiaoming ... Officer
Yang Yong ... Officer
Guo Fengtao ... Officer
Zhang Bin ... Officer
Wang Shulian ... Officer
Xu Yulan ... 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
Wong Guizong
Li Guodong
Wang Haifang
Hu Haiguin
Hao Han
Cai Hang
Wang Hongchao
An Houyi
Hu Huanhuan
Feng Hui
Pah Jian
Luo Jin
Zhang Jinai
Liu Jingde
Tao Jingin
Zhang Jingqi
Tian Kai
Ma Lan
Lu Liangkai
Tsai Liangliang
Yin Liangliang
Dou Lili
In Limei
Ding Ling
Gao Linglei
Zhou Lixia
Ao Long
Li Man
Xue Maofeng
Yang Nainbin
Zhang Nan
Lin Nangeng
Liu Peng
Sun Ping
Liu Qi
Li Qiuxiang
Ho Qiuzue
Tang Rui
Wei Shifeng
Zhou Shizhou
Li Shuang
Wu Shujie
Liao Songmei
Lin Tao
Ji Tian
Xiong Wai
Lu Wenxui
Zuo Wenzing
Don Wong
Hong Xianxian
Huang Xiaokui
Zhang Xiaotai
Li Xuefei
Her Xuegue
Zhang Yan
June Yang
Liu Yang
Zhang Yang
Shi Yanging
Zhu Yongsheng
Qi Yusheng
Zhong Zebin
Yang Zechao
For Zhiysian
Xu Zhongiang
Li Zhongyang
Liu Zhongyin
Li Zhoyxian
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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 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
Qiuqiu Sun .... dialogue editor
Qiuqiu Sun .... dialogue supervisor
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
 
Stunts
Han Guan Hua .... assistant stunt coordinator
Chung Chi Li .... action choreographer
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... assistant action choreographer
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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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
131 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
To avoid having to shave his head, Jackie Chan wears a cap throughout the picture.See more »
Quotes:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Kaiser Bill's MarchSee more »

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5 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Tirade of overlong sequences, 11 May 2013
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

In the mid-30s China has broken up into warring factions of warlords attempting to carve out power and influence between themselves. Amongst them Hou Chieh (Andy Lau), powerful and remorseless, aiming to achieve domination even at the expense of his blood brothers death. He disregards not only loyalties for his quest for power, but also tradition - openly ridiculing the Shaolin Temple in the opening sequence of the movie. His only deeper affection is directed towards his wife (Bingbing Fan) and sole child. However, such immorality rarely remains unpunished, as karma is a dog and is intent on biting back, when his second in command Tsao Man (Nicholas Tse) betrays Hou, thus causing the death of his daughter. Initially conquered by anger Hou plans revenge, but soon finds sanctuary in the Shaolin Temple, finding a friend and comfort in the local cook Wudao (Jackie Chan). Slowly he accepts his fate and finds peace within himself. Tsao Man however does not intend to leave his former comrade of arms alive...

Another blockbuster extravaganza from China with great settings, beautiful cinematography and some well researched, brilliantly crafted period reconstruction. However under Benny Chan's direction, visibly placing style and swashbuckling melodrama over substance, even the great Andy Lau delivers a sobbing and disappointing performance. Only Jackie Chan seems somewhat comfortable in his goofish guise, as the somewhat aloof super-cook. This stylistic over-reliance on soapish dramaturgy lacks the same required restraint showed by directors such as Ang Lee, Xiaogang Feng or even John Woo, thus making the effort at times a cringe-worthy lesson in bad filmmaking. The best moments come during fight sequences, but even here a severe overuse of slow-motion in order to 'imbue' the tragedy or drama just tingles all the wrong receptors. Instead of dramatic the multitude of such scenes make the movie a yawn-inducing watch, which could obviously use drastic editing to cut down run time with no harm to story or substance.

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