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 ...
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Shing Lung (Jackie Chan) is a youngster, living in a remote village with his grandfather who teaches him Kung-Fu. He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to ... See full summary »
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Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt Police Superintendent.
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Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who's been targeted by a ruthless gang.
Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Siu Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.
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
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90 min dubbed prints also feature additional shots during Master Kam's breakout with Ah Suk (Feng Feng's character) getting "into the fight" by standing on the side and impersonating snake fist movements. These shots are missing from the Chinese print.
Jackie Chan's original cut of the film also includes a sequence in which the townspeople try to pick out the "White Fan" by looking over various criminal sketches. In these sketches were pictures of other Golden Harvest actors releasing films for the Chinese New Year such as Sammo Hung and Michael Hui. A barely noticable paper of one of the sketches is laying on top of Sam Kung's desk when Dragon threatens (once again) to break his pipe. Supposedly this footage still exists, yet it hasn't been released publicly.
Chan's directorial debut is a surprisingly assured piece of work, easily confirming why Chan is the most talented superstar in the world today. As you'd expect, the fight sequences are breathtaking to watch, amazingly inventive and beautifully choreographed. Similarly, the joky historical story is typical Chan: he plays a blundering fool out to find his brother who has turned to the dark side. Mistaken identity mishaps ensue. The film concludes with a gobsmacking TWELVE MINUTE one-on-one fight sequence: totally unheard of in Hollywood, yet in Chan's hands it it totally watchable and works very well. Yet another hit from the Jackie Chan fun factory.
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