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Fo zhang luo han quan (1980)

Aspiring barber and experienced kung-fu fighter Shang learns that his childhood friend, Siu Ming, has been framed for murder by an unknown villain. When Shang begins looking into the crime,... See full summary »

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Woo-Ping Yuen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shun-Yee Yuen Shun-Yee Yuen ... Shang (as Yuen Shun I)
Siu Ming Tsui ... Si-Ming
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ... Yu
Hsi Chang
Shao-Peng Chen
Mei Sheng Fan ... Fat Master (as Fan Mui Shung)
Pak-Kwong Ho
Tin Shing Hoh Tin Shing Hoh
Ti Hsieh Ti Hsieh
Hoi Sang Lee ... Chen (as Lee Hoi Sung)
Shu-chan Ou Shu-chan Ou
Kwai Shan ... Mu-Chao Mu
Chin-Lai Sung ... Fortune Teller (as Dai Sai Ngan)
Jing Tang Jing Tang
David Wu ... Police Captain
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Storyline

Aspiring barber and experienced kung-fu fighter Shang learns that his childhood friend, Siu Ming, has been framed for murder by an unknown villain. When Shang begins looking into the crime, he soon finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. Who is behind all these crimes, and can Shang stop them? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 May 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fat San Lo Hon kuen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Spoilt Work of Art
15 August 2014 | by tractatus84See all my reviews

This film is both terrible and a work of genius. The overdub is atrocious and why I watched more than thirty seconds I will never know, the acting in non-existent, and the directing is both sloppy and lazy (with the exception of the fighting scenes, which are simply sublime); however, this isn't a film with just some good fighting. The story-line, individual scenes, and script writing are out of this world. I've never seen such a great screenplay poorly executed by a directed since Stuart Rosenberg's Cool Hand Luke. It really is that good a film: "left hand Buddha palm, right hand Buddha fist!" This film should be remade by a good director, cut the excesses of humour, and have Woo-ping Yuen only do the choreography for the fight scenes. He simply spoilt a work of art: check it out and see for yourself.


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