An orphan who has been raised at a kung fu school, where he is treated as little more than a dogsbody and practice target for the students, has a life-changing experience after helping an old peripatetic beggar.
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
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Movie Producer Serafim Karalexis got the rights to distribute this movie in America in the 80s, retitled "The Eagle's Shadow". It had a new score made due to copyright issues with the original score. See more »
(at around 1h 23 mins) The Russian's sword wobbles and bends throughout the whole fight in which he uses it. See more »
Lord Sheng Kuan:
[after Chien Fu surprises him with his new technique]
That technique! That isn't Snake Fist style! What is that?
Hmmph! Cat's Claw!
[Chien Fu proceeds to attack again]
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The UK version is cut to remove the Cat/Cobra fight as it contravenes the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more »