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Shaolin Temple (1982)

Shao Lin si (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 1982 (China)
A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.

Director:

Hsin-Yen Chang

Writers:

Hau Sit (screenplay by) (as Shih Hou), Shau-Chang Lu (screenplay by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... Jue Yuan (as Lianjie Li)
Hai Yu Hai Yu ... Tan Zong Shi Fu
Chenghui Yu Chenghui Yu ... Wng Renze (as Cheng-Hui Yu)
Lan Ding Lan Ding ... Bai Wuxia
Jianqiang Hu Jianqiang Hu ... Wu Kong
Jian Kui Sun Jian Kui Sun ... Se Kong
Huailiang Liu Huailiang Liu ... Liao Kong
Chunhua Ji ... Tu Ying (as Chun Hua Ji)
Jianwen Zhang Jianwen Zhang ... Fang Zhang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lichang Bian Lichang Bian
Guoan Chen Guoan Chen
Szu-Ying Chien
Zhiqiang Cui Zhiqiang Cui ... Xuan Kong
Chuanyang Du Chuanyang Du ... Wei Kong
Henry Fong ... Hui Neng (as Ping Fang)
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Storyline

The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor, who killed his father. The monks have to help him, and in the process, they save the true emperor, who rewards them greatly. Based on a true story from Shaolin folklore, but highly fictionalized. Written by Johan Wikberg

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1982 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Shao Lin Si See more »

Filming Locations:

Shaolin Monastery, Henan, China See more »

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Budget:

CNY1,200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene when actor Jian Kui Sun plays the drunken pole was shot 48 times. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 8 secs and remove all footage of sheep being stabbed and strangled. See more »

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A great film from Jet Li
27 February 2000 | by chris-836See all my reviews

This is Jet Li's first film as a lead actor, and it doesn't disappoint. The martial arts action is great and the scenery around the Shaolin Temple in Luoyang, China is breathtaking. There are a variety of weapons and styles that are showcased in the film, adding to the action. In particular, seeing the 3 sectional staff used in combat was really cool, and there's one guy who does flips off of his head!

It is a rare one to find but if you can find it, I recommend seeing "ShaoLin Temple".


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