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Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)

Shao Lin mu ren xiang (original title)
Jackie witnesses his father's death by the skilled hands of a martial arts master with an unknown killing technique. Jackie vows to become a Shaolin monk and avenge his death, but soon ... See full summary »

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Chi-Hwa Chen

Writer:

Hsin Chin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... (as Jacky Chan)
Chun-Erh Lung Chun-Erh Lung ... (as Chun Lung)
Kang Chin ... (as Kang King)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ping-Yu Chang
Yi-Fei Chang Yi-Fei Chang
Lu Chiang Chao Lu Chiang Chao
Wei-An Chen Wei-An Chen
Kam Chiang
Hsin Chin Hsin Chin
Kang Ho
Hou Chun Hsia Hou Chun Hsia
Kuang Hu Kuang Hu
Li Hui Li Hui
Hsiao Chung Li Hsiao Chung Li
Min-Lang Li
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Storyline

Jackie witnesses his father's death by the skilled hands of a martial arts master with an unknown killing technique. Jackie vows to become a Shaolin monk and avenge his death, but soon finds that he's the chump of the class. After befriending a variety of Shaolin Masters, each of whom teaches Jackie a particular style of kung fu (drunken, killing, slippery snake, et cetera), Jackie suddenly finds himself good enough to go give the beatdown to the one hundred "wooden men", who all Shaolin (in this movie anyways) have to beat to get the funky haircut. Jackie then proceeds to go around laying the beatdown on everyone, but shows his humility and compassion at the end. Written by <bjones@ideaguys.com>

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 November 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Wooden Men See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At least three Kill Bill references originate with this movie: Pai Mai's introduction scene references the stairway and water training scene; Pai Mai himself though in white in Kill Bill is the blind orange master monk (who in Kill Bill blinds Elle); and, finally, the five point finger exploding hand technique comes from the end battle scene of this movie, where the villain uses a special punch technique on the protangontists, but is only able to deliver four of the five blows (with the protagonist holding his heart, as Bill does, right before dying). See more »

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Sal
22 February 1999 | by sal-29See all my reviews

If you like Jackie Chan and have never seen this film, you sould hurry to the video shop in your neiborhood right now. This is definitely the BEST in his early 70's.It was made with very cheap budget the same as his other 70's films made by Lo-Wei,so "Wodden Men" robots looks so shabby, even kids will find out that.But Jackie did his best in both acting and action on this. This film was shown in Japanese movie theatre soon after he became popular in Japan with "Drunken Master", and this movie is still popular in Japanese fans (so they said in many Japanese websites!!)


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