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The Young Master (1980)

Shi di chu ma (original title)
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Dragon
Biao Yuen ... Sang Kung's Son / Fourth Brother
Pai Wei Pai Wei ... Tiger
Lily Li ... Sang Kung's Daughter
Kien Shih ... Chief Sang Kung
Ing-Sik Whang Ing-Sik Whang ... Kam (as Whong In Sik)
Hark-On Fung ... Kam's Bodyguard #1 (as Ke An Feng)
Hoi Sang Lee ... Kam's Bodyguard #2 (as Li Hai Sheng)
Feng Tien ... Master Tien
Fung Fung ... Ah Suk
Mei Sheng Fan ... Bull (as Mei-Sheng Fan)
Yen Tsan Tang Yen Tsan Tang ... Ah Tsang (as Yim Chan Tang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan
David Cheng David Cheng ... Kam's Son
Kang-Yeh Cheng
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Storyline

After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much martial arts mayhem and mistaken-identity silliness ensue. Written by Serdar Yegulalp <syegul@ix.netcom.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

9 February 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Young Master See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fan-fighting scene required three hundred twenty-nine takes to complete. See more »

Alternate Versions

US television version has Jackie Chan singing theme song in English but original soundtrack is removed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stand by Me (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Show Me Your Face
Performed by Li Tai-Hsiang
(Only in Hong Kong version)
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A sign of things to come
20 August 2002 | by evilasahobbySee all my reviews

Young Master is a very early Jackie Chan film that shows a huge sign of things to come. Mixing in great kung fu action with physical comedy, Young Master is well worth viewing for any Hong Kong action film fan. Sure, the plot isn't worth talking about and all the jokes aren't funny (the set-ups are very obvious most of the time) but you watch Jackie Chan films for the action, which this film has in spades.

Some of the fighting sequences do have very noticeable choreography when compared with the more polished flow of more recent films, but this is a small gripe for a film over two decades old. For a kung fu film you can do much worse than Young Master. It is always great to see Jackie Chan in full f(l)ight!


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