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Yi zhao ban shi chuang jiang hu (1978)

R | | Action, Comedy | 1985 (USA)
A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.

Director:

Chi-Hwa Chen

Writer:

Ming Chi Tang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Jiang (as Jacky Chan)
Chun-Erh Lung Chun-Erh Lung ... Fong
Jeong-Nam Kim ... Chin Ping Lu (as Jeong-nan Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-Ping Chiang Chih-Ping Chiang
Kang Chin ... Thousand-Faces (as Kong Kam)
Kang Ho
Ti Hsieh Ti Hsieh
Hang Hsu Hang Hsu
Yuan Hsu Yuan Hsu
Han Chang Hu
Sae Ok Kim Sae Ok Kim ... Man Wearing Leopard Skin
Chi-Lun Li
Hai Lung Li Hai Lung Li
Min-Lang Li ... Xu Tai Chung (Man Fighting with Whip Hero)
Wen Tai Li ... Beggar
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Storyline

Mostly a Kung-fu showcase; a loose script describes Jackie Chan's character learning Kung-fu from a beggar-master and his pupil while guarding a caravan from bandits. Chan's early comedic beginnings are shown here. Written by <jasona@sco.com>

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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu See more »

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Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Jiang: If I'm lying, then I'm a son of a bitch.
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Alternate Versions

UK video version is cut by 3m 7s. In 2002 all previous cuts were waived by the BBFC. See more »

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Half A Loaf Of Kung Fu! summary from the back of the VHS tape sleeve (verbatim)...
14 April 2001 | by Dr_PhibesSee all my reviews

"Jackie Chan plays the part of Jiang, an orphan who is neither good in the literary nor the martial arts. Nevertheless, he's a happy-go-lucky fellow with an amiable personality. Saintly beggar Mao, who was a Kung Fu Master, is impressed by Jiang's earnest demeanor and takes Jiang in as a student. Liang joins the Sern Chuan Bodyguards, who have been entrusted with the task of escorting the priceless Evergreen Jade to safekeeping. Outnumbered by an army of ruthless highwaymen, the Sern Chuan sustain heavy losses during their long and grueling journey. Undaunted, Jiang refuses to admit defeat, and with only the spirit of Mao to guide him, singlehandedly defeats the enemy horde."

I don't blame Jackie Chan for finding a new contract after this movie. In the movie, his name was misspelled as 'Jacky Chan'.

Best Quote: "It's my Kung Fu. It's no good for anything, except laughs."

Worst Quote: "If I'm lying to you, then I'm a SOB."

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