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Xing mu zi gu huo zhao (1979)

| Action, Comedy | 1980 (USA)
In a small town somewhere in 19th-century China, two brothers, each using their own particular style of martial arts, defeat a bully of a fighter who is terrorizing the town. In the ensuing... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Wei Tung ... Ching
Cecilia Wong
Phillip Ko ... (as Fei Ko)
Hoi Sang Lee
Hoi Mang
Chin-Lai Sung ... (as Dai Sai An)
Fat Chung
Ha Huang ... (as Wong Ha)
Lung Chan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Uses Snake Fist style
Ming-Wai Chan
Shih-Ou Chang
Chok Chow Cheung
Wah Cheung
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In a small town somewhere in 19th-century China, two brothers, each using their own particular style of martial arts, defeat a bully of a fighter who is terrorizing the town. In the ensuing celebration, a debate among the townspeople arises over which of the brothers has the best style, and the brothers become bitter rivals, neither of which is willing to admit that the other is his equal. Each sets up a martial arts school in the town. Years pass. A rich stranger comes to town with his two sons, and he places them in the two martial arts schools: One son in one school, and the other son in the other school. He vows to return in two years to test their knowledge. Meanwhile: Kung Fu Ching is a local boy in the town, and Ching is an unabashed martial arts fanatic who is trying to develop his own style of kung fu. He meets up with a wandering winemaker who also knows a lot of kung fu, and who encourages Ching to study more than one style of martial arts. Ching begins attending the ... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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A lesson in slaughter!

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Call Me Phat Dragon See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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not bad at all.
26 November 2000 | by MartialartsfanaticSee all my reviews

I came across this Sammo Hung flick this past summer in my local Best Buy.Sense I'm a big fan of Kung Fu movies I thought I would buy it. When I got home I popped it into my V.C.R., and it wasn't bad!Unlike a lot of Kung Fu movies, this one had a pretty good plot. It's about two Kung Fu brothers who beat an evil master. After the fight though, the master gets them to turn against each other, and they become enemies. Years later, they both have their own Kung Fu school. So a local boy who goes by the name Kung Fu Ching, joins both schools. When the masters figure out he's learning from both of them they kick him out. That's where Sammo Hung comes in. He teaches Kung Fu Ching his martial arts. I don't want to give away the ending so I won't say anymore. If your looking for a decent Kung Fu flick(And you don't mind bad filming, really bad)then I suggest you rent or buy this movie.


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