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Fists of the White Lotus (1980)

Hong Wending san po bai lian jiao (original title)
The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.


Lieh Lo


Tien Huang (screenplay)




Credited cast:
Chia-Hui Liu ... Hung Wen-Ting
Lieh Lo ... Priest White Lotus
Lung Wei Wang ... Ko Chin-Chung
Kara Wai ... Mei-Hsiao (as Ying Hung Wei)
Hou Hsiao Hou Hsiao ... Personal Swordsman of White Lotus
Ching-Ching Yeung ... Hu Hsiao-Ching (as Tsing Tsing Yang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan
Wing-Hon Cheung ... (as Yung-Han Chang)
Miao Ching
Chi-Chang Ho Chi-Chang Ho
Pa-Ching Huang Pa-Ching Huang ... White Lotus Abbot
Chi-Ho Lau Chi-Ho Lau ... Shaolin student (as Chih-Hao Liu)
King Chu Lee ... Hu Ah-Biao (as Ching Chu)
Fa-Yuan Li
Hui-Huang Lin ... Hu Nai-Cheng


The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.

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Deadly Needle Kung Fu Against The Invincible Armor of White Lotus!


Action | Drama


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Did You Know?


Chia-Hui Liu plays Hong Wen-Ting, the hero who had defeated Pai Mei only to go toe-to-toe with his twin, who has mastered the fatal "hundred pace palm" technique. Many years later in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Liu played the part of the evil Pai Mei, the same white-haired character with a fatal "five-point palm-exploding heart technique." See more »


Ah- Chang: [Hong Wen- Ting practices his sister's kung fu style] You know, that's too womanly. You carry on, you'll be a REAL woman.
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Referenced in Missing Reel: Hong Kong Action (2014) See more »

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Good solid kung fu film
19 July 2005 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

Lo Lieh directs himself in this serio-comic kung fu outing.The best part of the film is the way Lo Lieh and Liu Chia Hui interact and get into their larger than life roles. There's lots of mass killing and tragedy at the beginning but by the time the film ends the whole thing has become very comic. The way the evil White Lotus is defeated is one of the strangest scenes in kung fu cinema.

The pacing of the film is slower than comparable films from Liu Chia Liang, who provided the fight choreography here. While the first fight scenes are just average, the final fight scenes have his visual touch on them and it seems he may have directed them.

The whole film is very colorful in the restored Celestial Pictures DVD and I recommend finding that over the U.S. TV print that is around.

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Hong Kong


Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 January 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fists of the White Lotus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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