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Xiao zi ming da (1979)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 1979 (Hong Kong)
While on a fishing trip, Shao Lung's father is killed by Wu Pa Feng in front of the young man's eyes. Lung takes shelter with his uncle's traveling group of Kung Fu acrobats and begins honing his skills so he can one day have his revenge.

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Jimmy Shaw

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Ching Kang Yao (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-Lung Chang Ji-Lung Chang ... Shaolung (as Peter Chang)
Casanova Wong ... Wo Pa Fong
Lu-Ling Li Lu-Ling Li
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hui Lou Chen ... Pipe Smoking Uncle
Kai Chia
Yi-Chun Chiang
Han Chang Hu
Kuo Chu Huang Kuo Chu Huang ... (as Kwok Chu Wong)
Li Hui Li Hui
Kun Li
Yun-Pao Lu Yun-Pao Lu
Fei Lung ... Jenã Tien Yen
Chin Ku Ma
Li-Pao Ou Li-Pao Ou
Te-Yun Pei
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While on a fishing trip, Shao Lung's father is killed by Wu Pa Feng in front of the young man's eyes. Lung takes shelter with his uncle's traveling group of Kung Fu acrobats and begins honing his skills so he can one day have his revenge.

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Method Man See more »

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Not as good as I remembered it
23 January 2006 | by Matti-ManSee all my reviews

Recently re-released in the UK under the US title, "Method Man", FEARLESS YOUNG BOXER is a prime example of old school kung fu that I saw years ago on VHS video. It has the standard plot of a wandering assassin Wa Pa Fong (Ca Sa Fa) who's searching for the surviving members of a rival kung fu school. The father of hero Shao Lung (Peter Chen) is killed in the opening sequence of the movie, but manages to pass on the gold emblem of the school to his son. Much confusion then arises when pickpocket "Stumpy" swipes the emblem and is seen by Wa Pa Fong.

The middle section of the film gets bogged down is some pretty broad 'comedy" routines that include a chubby guy disco dancing, but it's back to solid action in the final duel between Ca Sa Fa and Peter Chen. Ca Sa Fa in particular is a superb martial artist and offered a pretty good turn in the earlier Sammo Hung movie WARRIORS TWO.

Worth a look for the skills of Ca Sa Fa, but if possible avoid the terrible UK DVD which is the dubbed version.


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