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The Young Master (1980)

Shi di chu ma (original title)
A talented martial arts student goes after his expelled brother, who get into bad company.

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Jackie Chan
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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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Details

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

According to his autobiography "I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action" during the making of this film Jackie was kidnapped by Triad gangsters working on behalf of his former employer Wei Lo. They and Lo forced Chan into working on a new film for him which Jackie sarcastically called "Action Movie: A Feature Film". Eventually Jackie's manager Willie Chan learned of this and got the upper management of Golden Harvest Pictures involved. Golden Harvest shipped Jackie out of Hong Kong for nearly a year for his own protection. He couldn't attend this film's premiere and had to find out it's box office results from telegrams. As a result both Battle Creek Brawl (1980) and The Cannonball Run (1981) were made while Jackie was living in exile as the Triad backed negotiations over his contract between Golden Harvest and Lo took place. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British Hong Kong Legends DVD release, besides containing the original Cantonese track, contains a newly dubbed English track made especially for that release. This is mainly because there was no English track created for the 106 min version. With this new track, this release is the only version that features the film dubbed while retaining its original Hong Kong length, as only a 90 min dub was previously created. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Show Me Your Face
Performed by Li Tai-Hsiang
(Only in Hong Kong version)
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A young Jackie Chan, showing what a master can do.
25 January 2004 | by udeaasykleSee all my reviews

He really is a master in this film. I really don't know what else to say. The whole movie is beautifully choreographed and the fighting is unbelievable. He does things with chairs and tables that no one can copy. As for the story it is as usual not very deep, but who cares about that when you see Jackie Chan kicking ass with a fan?


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