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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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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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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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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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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The theme song played over the closing credits, "Kung Fu Fighting Man" was the first song recorded and performed by Jackie Chan. He has since gone on to release many records, and has performed the theme songs on many of his movies. See more »

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

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

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Show Me Your Face
Performed by Li Tai-Hsiang
(Only in Hong Kong version)
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Now one of my all time favourite JC movies
31 July 2003 | by ElmyrasSee all my reviews

I only saw this movie two weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised by it.

Its starts out a little slow but picks up as soon as Jackie's character leaves home to find his big brother. I found myself laughing out loud at various parts of the film, in particular when Yuen Biao or his father were on the screen. Jackie's character is pretty cocky and it was hilarious to see him winding the old man up. The icing on the cake is when Jackie is being attacked by him with a sword and he somehow manages to get hold of the old guy's prized pipe.

I thought the humour was quite fresh and unforced unlike it sometimes tends to be in his later films. Furthermore, his making funny faces actually works here and isn't overused.

Humour aside, the action sequences are good. Excluding the final fight, they may appear slow by today's standard but are still highly watchable.

The final fight itself is a sight to behold. It seemed to progress by chapters and so you could say developed a story of it's own. Watch it and you'll know what I mean.

Now one of my all time favourite JC movies. Highly entertaining I give it 10/10.

This was based on the Cantonese version unsubtitled.


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