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The 18 Bronzemen (1976)

Shao Lin Si shi ba tong ren (original title)
During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kuo

Writers:

Hsin Yi Chang (screenplay), Hung-Yan Kuo (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peng Tien ... Shao Lung
Lingfeng Shangguan ... Miss Lu (as Polly Shangkuan)
Carter Wong ... Brother Wan (as Carter Hwang)
Nan Chiang ... Brother Ta-Chi
Yuan Yi
Ping Lu
Yi Chang Yi Chang ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bao-Liang Chen Bao-Liang Chen
Shu-Fang Chen Shu-Fang Chen
Chien Chin Chien Chin
Kuang Hu Kuang Hu
Wei Hu Wei Hu
Fei Lung Huang Fei Lung Huang
Kuan-Hsien Huang Kuan-Hsien Huang
You Min Ko You Min Ko ... (as Hsiao Lung)
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During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But he must first endure the rigorous test of the temple's legendary 18 Bronzemen. Written by Artemis-9

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A super death squad, they GASH you... SMASH you... MASH you.

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

20 October 1978 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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The 18 Bronzemen won't let anyone pass
29 May 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

With the help of a good friend, an orphan becomes a Shaolin master after many years of training. He wants to find the murderer of his parents some day and have his revenge. The most interesting bit is the training, though, when he needs to stand against 18 bronze men! The movie is known for making Carter Wong a star, but it was an influential movie beyond that. The villain needs to be mentioned; he has several bodyguards dressing just like him to confuse his enemies.

The difference in running time between the German version (77 minutes) and the Hong Kong version (93 minutes) is mostly due to a different beginning of the movie. The rather cruel early years of the boy's training were added to the Hong Kong version, although that footage was shot for "The 8 Masters" by the same director.


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