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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)

Se ying diu sau (original title)
PG | | Action, Comedy | November 1982 (USA)
Chien Fu (Jackie Chan) is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung fu school. Fu can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day, an old man helps Fu train ... See full summary »

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Woo-Ping Yuen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Chien Fu (as Lung Cheng)
Siu Tin Yuen ... Grandmaster Pai Cheng-Tien (as Hsiao-Tien Yuan)
Jang Lee Hwang ... Lord Sheng Kuan (as Cheng-Li Huang)
Dean Shek ... Teacher Li (as Tien Shih)
Roy Horan Roy Horan ... Russian
Hark-On Fung ... Snake Fist School Master
Lung Chan ... Substitute Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tien Lung Chen ... Three Provinces Champ
Yao Lin Chen ... Master Hung (Hung Wei School)
Kam Cheung ... Ah Kwai, Magistrate's son (as Kam Chiang)
Hsia Chien Hsia Chien
Chi Ling Chiu ... Mr. Liang - brick-breaking demo
Hsia Hsu ... Su Chen
Chiang Wang
Gam Yam Gam Yam ... Chang, The Cook
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Storyline

Chien Fu (Jackie Chan) is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung fu school. Fu can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day, an old man helps Fu train in an art of kung fu called the "Snake's Fist". Fu doesn't get bullied again. Then Fu creates his own style and mixes it with the Snake's Fist. His style is based on the movement and actions of a cat. One day, the old man is in trouble by a man who does "The Eagle's Claw", and Fu helps the old man. Written by Jagtar Basi <jagtar@basi.demon.co.uk>

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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eagle's Shadow See more »

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Production Co:

Seasonal Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the Assistant Martial Arts Choreographers for this movie, followed by Drunken Master (1978), were Corey Yuen and his two brothers, Cheung-Yan Yuen and Shun-Yee Yuen. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 23 mins) The Russian's sword wobbles and bends throughout the whole fight in which he uses it. See more »

Quotes

Chien Fu: [gets his shoe cut while fighting the preacher] I'll need new socks!
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Alternate Versions

Two versions exist in Germany. The first was cut by ca. 3 minutes and has a "Not under 12" rating; this version was shown on TV and released on VHS by Polygram. The second version is cut even more (ca. 3,5 minutes) and has a "Not under 16" rating; this version was released on DVD by Splendid. See more »

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wonderful comedy
21 June 2003 | by bbbl67See all my reviews

Lots of fighting, done in a comical way. Just about every character in this movie are not too bright, which is perfect for a comedy of errors.

I have always preferred this comical way of handling martial arts better than the too serious Bruce Lee style.


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