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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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Cast

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
Yuet Sang Chin
Feng Erh Feng Erh
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the fight between the poor man and the landlord, some of the music used is from Popeye. See more »

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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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Young Jackie Chan looks good
11 November 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Teen age Jackie Chan stars in this exciting kung fu action movie.

Jackie Chan (Jackie Chan) has been practicing kung fu under the tutelage of his old master since he was young. He works hard both at his work, and on his kung fu. One day he meets a girl, and he's smitten right away. Bully tries to rape her, and Jackie intervenes. This sparks a feud between the gangs and Jackie. It's a duel to the death between the gang boss and Jackie while being blind folded for both of them.

Young Jackie Chan looks soooo good. He's a handsome young man. His good personality also shows in this movie. His moves are very polished for a 16 year old teenager. No wonder he became the premiere action star. This is an old school kung fu movie but is refreshing to see young Jackie doing his moves. He already looks like a master at 16.

Some of the action sequences are amazing in this movie.

Good if not great kung fu movie from the early '70s.


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