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Snake Fist Fighter (1973)

Diao shou guai zhao (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1973 (Hong Kong)
A old beggar from the woods secretly teaches Chien Fu kung fu as he can't afford regular classes and his "dad" doesn't want him fighting. He grows up, works as waiter and ends up fighting men from his town's crime syndicate.

Directors:

Mu Chu, Hai-Feng Wei (as Hoi-Fung Ngai)

Writer:

Sun Liu
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Complete credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Jackie (as Yuan Lung Chen)
Siu Tin Yuen ... Old Master (as Hsao Ten Juan)
Hung Lieh Chen ... Chao Ling
Dean Shek ... Landlord (as Shth Tien)
Kwok-Choi Hon ... Little Frog (as Kuo Tas Han)
Biao Yuen ... Pickpocket (as Bill Yuen)
Feng Tien ... Jackie's Foster Father
Yeong-Mun Kwon Yeong-Mun Kwon ... Big Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok-Kuen Chan
Kam Cheung
Shao-Lin Chiang
Chun Chin ... Jackie's Uncle
Lu Chin
Feng Erh Feng Erh
Kuang-Lun Ho Kuang-Lun Ho ... (as Kwong Lun Ho)
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Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good, though he keeps his knowledge a secret until he is forced to fight by an extortion ring that's putting the squeeze on his uncle's restaurant. Written by William Pagan <ny952696@pacevm.dac.pace.edu>

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First there was "The Big Brawl" now Jackie Chan is Snake Fist Fighter See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Also shown under the title "Ten Fingers of Death". See more »

Goofs

In some scenes Jackie's hair is longer. See more »

Alternate Versions

Re-edited version released in 1981 with additional footage of Siu Tien Yuen battling the landlord. See more »

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Spoofed in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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Just your average 70's kung fu film.
14 August 2006 | by gangstahippieSee all my reviews

Rated R for Violence and Brief Sexual Content. Quebec Rating:13+(should be G) Canadian Home Video Rating:PG

I got Master With Cracked Fingers along with Fantasy Mission Force on VHS about five years ago.This is Jacie Chan's first starring role in a film.It was originally an incomplete film but after Chan got famous it used footage from the film Drunken Master and they filmed some more footage for the final scenes.I was not really impressed by this film.Its just like the millions of other cheap kung fu films from 1970's Hong Kong.The only thing stopping it from being your average Kung Fu film that plays on Drive In Classics occasionally is that Jackie CHan who is very famous in America now stars in the film.The film is about a young boy who learns Kung Fu from an old man(Jackie Chan and the old man who teaches him were both in Drunken Master together).The young boy grows up and completes his kung fu training.He works in a restaurant but a couple of thugs start wrecking havoc so Chan stops them.However his father punishes him for fighting and when he doesn't fight his master punishes him for fighting.MAster With Cracked Fingers isn't excellent but its a good cheap kung fu film and you will like it if you like these types of movies.

Runtime:80min

7/10


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1973 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Fingers of Death See more »

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