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Chou tou xiao zi (1972)

Sammo Hung is a poor village orphan called 'Filthy Guy' for his unwashed / diseased head whose ambitious landlord's son becomes king and wants to kill him as a prophecy predicts Sammo Hung ... See full summary »

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Kuang Hui
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Credited cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... (as Kam-Po Hong)
Carter Wong
Hua Yueh ... (as Hwa Yuei)
Dean Shek ... Guest star (as Tien Shih)
Ling-Lung Ouyang Ling-Lung Ouyang ... (as Ling-Lung O'Yang)
Ling Huang Ling Huang
Tou Tsai Tou Tsai
Ping Ou Wei ... (Guest star) (as Ping-Aou Wei)
Hsiao Pao Ko ... (as Hsiao-Po Ker)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsien-Chuan Chang Hsien-Chuan Chang
Tien Te Hui Tien Te Hui
Chin Kuang Li Chin Kuang Li
Wen-Pin Liu Wen-Pin Liu
Yun-Pao Lu Yun-Pao Lu ... (as Wen-Pao Li)
Hsiao-Hu Weng Hsiao-Hu Weng
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Sammo Hung is a poor village orphan called 'Filthy Guy' for his unwashed / diseased head whose ambitious landlord's son becomes king and wants to kill him as a prophecy predicts Sammo Hung will replace him. Eventually Sammo Hung becomes the first Ming Emperor. Written by Phillip

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 December 1978 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der kleine Dicke gibt Zunder See more »

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Chin Yang Film Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A thankfully forgotten kung fu comedy
12 October 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE FILTHY GUY is an early vehicle for a pre-fame Sammo Hung, made years before he hit the big time by appearing in the likes of KNOCKABOUT and MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER, films which hold up to this day. Sadly, this film has more in common with the low rent nonsense that Jackie Chan churned out before he achieved fame with Lo Wei and then DRUNKEN MASTER; it's amateurish and largely unfunny.

Time has not been kind to THE FILTHY GUY. The plot is one note and poor Sammo plays an extremely dumb character with a filthy head of hair. The only interesting thing is that he's involved in the kind of gruelling training sequences that Jackie would later utilise extensively in the likes of DRUNKEN MASTER and SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW; I never realised Sammo got there first. However, the fight scenes, which are few and far between, are largely lacklustre for those of us who know what the big guy is made of.

The film boasts supporting parts for Carter Wong as the villain of the piece and Yueh Hua as his right-hand man. There's the usual dumb comedy involving cross-dressing and animals, but it all largely ambles past without engaging the viewer at all. THE FILTHY GUY also boasts a notably bad dubbing job with some of the most grating accents ever. I'd skip it.


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