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Snake Fist Fighter (1973)

Diao shou guai zhao (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1973 (Hong Kong)
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... See full summary »

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 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 Kwok Kuen Chan
Kam Cheung Kam Cheung
Shao-Lin Chiang Shao-Lin Chiang
Chun Chin Chun Chin ... Jackie's Uncle
Lu Chin Lu Chin
Yuet Sang 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:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1973 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Snake Fist Fighter See more »

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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 »

Goofs

In the scene in the Landlord's palace we see the fat man get burned with the Old Master's pipe 9 times. Later in the film the same fat man fights Jackie but has no burns or scars. See more »

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Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

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Interesting early Jackie Chan Film
11 March 1999 | by KirkSSee all my reviews

I think the best reason to watch this film is to see an early example of Jackie Chan's work. I was not very impressed with this film on its own. The plot seemed to be too disoriented and choppy. The quality of the dubbed voices on this film are miserable. There is not much chance to build sympathy for the characters that get killed or hatred for the villain.

Jackie Chan's later style combines traditional martial arts fighting with some of the same beautiful comic style also used by Buster Keaton, Charles Chaplin and Gene Kelly. Bits and pieces of this show up in Snake Fist Fighter. The movie is probably worthwhile for Jackie's fans who want to see how much he has developed over the 27 years of acting.


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