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Director:
Writers:
Kuo-fu Chen (story)
Chia-lu Chang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 September 2012 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
See the extraordinary life of founder of the Yang style Tai Chi.
Plot:
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fully Flawless Parody. See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hark-On Fung ... Lao Zhao

Stephen Fung ... Nan

Yuan Xiaochao ... The Freak (as Jayden Yuan)

Qi Shu ... Mother Yang
Wai-keung Lau ... Father Yang (as Andrew Lau Wai Keung)

Siu-Lung Leung ... Dong

Angelababy ... Chen Yu Niang
Eddie Peng ... Fang Zi Jing (as Eddie Peng Yu-Yen)
Di Wu ... Chen You Zhi
Sicheng Chen ... Chen Geng Yun (as Chen Si Cheng)
Shui-Fan Fung ... Grand Uncle (as Tsui-Fan Fung)
Naijin Xiong ... Chen Geng Yun's Wife

Tony Leung Ka Fai ... Chen Chang Xing / Laborer
Da Ying ... Governor
Mandy Lieu ... Claire Heathrow
Xin Xin Xiong ... Uncle Qin

Wei Ai Xuan ... Zhao Di

Jade Xu ... Sister Mahjong
Shen Si ... Brother Tofu
Shaofeng Feng ... Chen Zai Yang (as Feng Shao Feng)
Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh ... Jin Yuner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniel Wu ... Mad Monk
Pierre Bourdaud ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Paul Philip Clark ... British soldier (uncredited)
Keoni Everington ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Marc P. Goodman ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Matthew Ray Ruggles ... British Officer (uncredited)

David Torok ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Fung 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-lu Chang  screenplay
Kuo-fu Chen  story
Hsiao-tse Cheng  screenplay

Produced by
David Chan .... associate producer
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Stephen Fung .... producer
Helen Li .... associate producer
Zhongjun Wang .... executive producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Daniel Wu .... producer
Ken Wu .... associate producer
Tingkai Yang .... associate producer
Dajun Zhang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Katsunori Ishida 
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hsiao-tse Cheng 
Matthew Hui 
Zhang Jialu 
Zhang Weili 
 
Production Design by
Timmy Yip 
 
Art Direction by
Timmy Yip 
 
Production Management
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager (IMAX Version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound mixer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Chas Chi-Shing Chau .... visual effects supervisor
Pui-Kin Ho .... visual effects supervisor
Yu Lei .... compositor
Yuen Fai Ng .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Pierre Bourdaud .... stunt performer
Andy Cheng .... additional action choreographer
Kam Kong Chow .... wire coordinator
Paul Philip Clark .... stunt performer
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... action director
Chi Kit Lee .... wire supervisor
Ke Ming Lin .... assistant action choreographer
Shen Si .... martial arts consultant
Yu Hai Wei .... assistant action director
Ming-kin Wong .... assistant action choreographer
Guo Yang .... assistant action director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwai Yuen Li .... d.i.t.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Yuen .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ron Chan .... assistant editor (Chan Chung Ming)
Yang Xiao .... editing consultant
 
Music Department
Katsunori Ishida .... musical director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tai Chi 0" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action throughout
Runtime:
USA:98 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Tai Chi Hero (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
The HiveSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Fully Flawless Parody., 22 August 2013

This is an exploration into the tropes of Gung Fu movies. Every single line, every move, is taking apart kung fu cinema. I have waited for a parody like this for years, and I mean all the way from Rudy Ray Moore's Shaolin Dolemite to Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. They all missed the point. This is a Tarantino film without Tarantino beating you to death with it. A movie for true kung fu fans only. It is barely accessible to outside audiences, which I think explains the negative reviews.

How does the master know how to do that? EXACTLY! Why does he gain skills for no reason? EXACTLY. It is dissecting the clichés and also telling a story.

Plus, Shu Qi is in it, and that's always a plus.

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