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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)

Se ying diu sau (original title)
PG | | Action, Comedy | November 1982 (USA)
Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie 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 Hark-On Fung ... Snake Fist School Master
Lung Chan Lung Chan ... Substitute Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tien Lung Chen Tien Lung Chen ... Three Provinces Champ
Yao Lin Chen Yao Lin Chen ... Master Hung (Hung Wei School)
Kam Chiang Kam Chiang ... Ah Kwai, Magistrate's son
Hsia Chien Hsia Chien
Chi Ling Chiu ... Mr. Liang - brick-breaking demo
Hsia Hsu Hsia Hsu ... Su Chen
Chiang Wang Chiang Wang
Gam Yam Gam Yam ... Chang, The Cook
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Storyline

Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie train in an art of kung-fu called the ' Snake's Fist '. Jackie doesn't get bullied again. Then Jacki 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 Jackie helps the old man. Written by Jagtar Basi <jagtar@basi.demon.co.uk>

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Action | Comedy

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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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Seasonal Film Corporation See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sheng Fu was supposed to star as Chien Fu, but was refused by Run Run Shaw; head of the Shaw Brothers Studio. This led to Jackie Chan being cast in the role. See more »

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

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"Snake Bites!!!"
4 February 2002 | by bjerhoSee all my reviews

I´ll try to summary this movie. Orphan (Jackie Chan) is being mistreated by evil Kun fu-Club owner on the club in which he is a cleaner. He meets an old beggar who learns him "snake style" -kun fu. The old man is being hunted down for knowledge of the martial art. Check this movie out. If you like Jackie-Chan, then you will love this movie. I give it a 10/10.


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