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Hapkido (1972)

He qi dao (original title)
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Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair... See full summary »

Director:

Feng Huang

Writer:

Yan Ho (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Angela Mao ... Kao Yu Ying (as Mao Ying)
Carter Wong ... Kao Chang (as Carter Huang)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Fan Wei (as Hung Chin Pao)
Han Jae Ji Han Jae Ji ... Teacher Shih Kung-chan
Ying Bai ... Chou Ba-tien (as Pai Ying)
Nancy Sit Nancy Sit ... Hsiao Hsiu (as Nancy Siu)
Ing-Sik Whang Ing-Sik Whang ... Elder classmate (as Whang In Sik)
Goro Kumon Goro Kumon ... Toyoda Yaguma
Ping-Ou Wei ... Chang Pu-tse (as Wei Ping Ao)
Lan Sun ... Sung Chung
Ti Chin ... Hsiao Lao-fu
Wei Yang ... Traitor
Siu-Lung Leung ... Hu Chia
Ka Ting Lee ... Chief disciple
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsun Liu Tsun Liu
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Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when they gang assault one of the fighting men. Between the three, they send the aggressors away. Retaliation is heavy: their school is destroyed, and they are banished. They return to China, and start their own school, and set out on good-will visits to the other martial arts schools, only to find that everybody in their neighbourhood is already dominated by the Japanese. They have many kung fu fights to win, before they eventually manage to establish peace. Written by Artemis-9

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Action | Drama

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Trivia

An early appearance of the Three Brothers, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jackie Chan, and Biao Yuen, who became the biggest stars of Hong Kong action cinema. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film suffered extensive BBFC cuts for its UK cinema release in 1973 with heavy edits to all fight scenes and the removal of head and groin kicks, neck breaks, shots of meat cleavers, and slow motion kicks and blows. The Contender DVD is fully uncut. See more »

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Featured in Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) See more »

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Eruption
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by Emerson Lake and Palmer
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Hapkido
7 December 2008 | by kurciasbezdalasSee all my reviews

The plot of this movie is very similar to Fist of Fury, but in this film the main heroine is a female played by Angela Mao, who is better known for her role in Enter The Dragon, but in this film she get more of the show. The fighting scenes were great for that time's movie, though it beats some of the nowadays martial art's movies too. Actually the bigger part of the movie is fights, so if you want to see some great Kung Fu (Hapkido?) fights and don't care about a plot - this movie is for you. Angela Mao really knows how to kick and in this movie, she proved it several times. I liked Sammo Hung's character, who was a troublemaker in this film. Even Jackie Chan appeared in few scenes.


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Country:

Hong Kong | South Korea

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 October 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Kung Fu See more »

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Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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