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Boxer from Shantung (1972)

Ma Yong Zhen (original title)
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.

Directors:

Cheh Chang (as Chang Cheh), Hsueh Li Pao

Writers:

Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuan Tai Chen ... Ma Yung Chen (introducing)
Li Ching ... Chin Ling-tzu
David Chiang ... Tan Sze (guest star)
Mario Milano Mario Milano ... Russian Boxer (as Ma Lan Nu)
Ching Tien ... Li Tsai-chun - Champion 3 (guest star)
Feng Ku ... Chang Chin-fa - Champion 2
Nan Chiang ... Yang Shuang
Yi Feng ... Fan A-ken - Champion 1
Kang-Yeh Cheng ... Hsiao Chiang-pei
Ching Wang Ching Wang ... Lu Pu - Champion 4
Hao Chen ... Mr. Chin
Shang Yun Liang Shang Yun Liang
Yen Tsan Tang Yen Tsan Tang
Lao Shen ... Innkeeper
Wen Tai Li Wen Tai Li
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Storyline

Ma Yung Cheng leaves Shantung, trying to find better fortune in Shanghai, trusting his youth and physical valour. He meets friendship with Hsiai Chiang Pei, and love (CHING LI), and fate has him meet, and find employment with a local gangster. He defeats an undefeatable Foreign Champion, then three champions at once, only to fall into a trap set up by gangster arch-rival Yang Shuang... Written by Artemis-9

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He killed to survive...and kill again!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

11 February 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Boxer from Shantung See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Kuan Tai Chen, most of the Shaw Brothers films took roughly two months to work on, but due to a tight schedule this had to be shot in one month. With this cramped schedule, director Cheh Chang was only able to direct during the night shoots, while uncredited director Hsueh Li Pao directed during the day shoots. See more »

Goofs

When the boss is dropped off to fight, overhead power lines are visible behind the driver. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Chin: Lingzi, you have a lady's temper, but a maid's destiny.
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Alternate Versions

U.S. television prints are severely cut due to excessive violence and running time. Much of the plot and story line is edited as well in the American television prints. See more »

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Followed by Man of Iron (1972) See more »

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Okay story, but terrific (and bloody) fight scenes make this a must see!
5 November 2017 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

Pre-Venom Mob martial arts film from director Cheh Chang finds the film's hero working his way out of poverty by traveling to Shanghai, only to find himself drawn into the criminal underworld. The Shanghai underworld looks pretty much like every other Shaw Brothers backlot set and the story and characters are not particularly compelling, but the fight sequences are excellent, particularly a wildly bloody finale, where the hero battles the main villain's minions with a hatchet lodged in his side!


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