7.2/10
6,311
45 user 27 critic

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.

Director:

Jackie Chan
Reviews

Photos

Edit

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, James Tien, Dean Shek
Dragon Lord (1982)
Action | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of a restless martial arts student called Dragon, who, while constantly pursuing a girl, gets involved in the affairs of a gang of thieves.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Mars, Michael Wai-Man Chan
Dragon Fist (1979)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tong Huo-wan (Jackie Chan) seeks redress from the man responsible for his master's death, but becomes entangled in a feud between a local clan and gangsters.

Director: Wei Lo
Stars: Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, James Tien
Project A (1983)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An orphan who has been raised at a kung fu school, where he is treated as little more than a dogsbody and practice target for the students, has a life-changing experience after helping an old peripatetic beggar.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.

Director: Chi-Hwa Chen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chun-Erh Lung, Cheng-Lan Chin
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Muscles, cop from Hong Kong, is in Japan chasing a bad HK cop. His cop partner gets taken by the ninja gang. Muscles gets his 5 old no-good friends from the orphanage to help find the bad cop. Lots of comedy and kung-fu fighting follows.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A goofy student is taught a lost martial art style by five ghosts.

Director: Wei Lo
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chih-Ping Chiang, Hsiu-yi Fang
Project A 2 (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A pair of evil kung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood. The movie opens with two members of the brotherhood and their two male children being ... See full summary »

Director: Chuan Chen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Dean Shek, James Tien
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Jackie Chan - the world's No. 1 kung fu star in a spectacular feast of fun and action!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First movie where Jackie Chan used a "prototype" version of his trademark fight choreography. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Chinese and English dubbed music tracks are completely different. The Chinese version actually has music from Gustav Holst's "The Planets", mainly from "Mars: The Bringer of War". It also has some music from "Game of Death". See more »


Soundtracks

Show Me Your Face
Performed by Li Tai-Hsiang
(Only in Hong Kong version)
See more »

User Reviews

This is one of those all-out classics that must be viewed at any opportunity...
27 May 2002 | by abentenjoSee all my reviews

This is one of those all-out classics that must be viewed at any opportunity, a HK box office smash that not only revolutionised the dated traditions of chopsocky cinema, but also assured Jackie Chan's presence as the most prominent kung fu movie maker around: his use of slapstick humour and unconventional fighting hinting at what the ‘new wave' future was to hold. One of two orphans, Jackie plays the underdog hero, disgraced at losing his school the annual lion dance, due to his better brother Wei Pei secretly enrolling and leading the criminal rival class. The s**t hits the fan when Wei Pei's treachery is uncovered, quitting his former school to work for the baddies full time, and Jackie is made to bring him back home. Of the many delights Chan runs into, the stand outs are an infiltration on police inspector Sheck Kin's family, some nifty skirt-foot fighting and one of the best final punch-ups ever recorded – a lengthy one-on-one with criminal mastermind and super bootmaster Whang Ing Sik. As writer, director, choreographer and star, this is a landmark in Jackie Chan history - and even today stands as one of his best pictures.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 45 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

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

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed