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Wu ming xiao zu (1979)

"Nobody" is an orphan who grows up stealing food to survive and learning some simple skills as a con artist. When he meets a true master con artist, he begs to become a pupil and learn some tricky Kung Fu.

Director:

Karl Maka

Writer:

Karl Maka
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia Yung Liu ... Nobody (as Ka-Wing Lau)
Dean Shek ... Sting
Ka-Yan Leung ... Koo the Iron Heart
Karl Maka ... Baldy
Fat Chung ... Ping the Dreg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Killer with Long White Hair
Hsi Chang
Chok Chow Cheung
Wah Cheung
Chi Ling Chiu ... Kung-Fu Master
Bao-Hsing Ho Bao-Hsing Ho
Pak-Kwong Ho
Yun Ho
Guy Lai
Ching-Ying Lam ... Person in Black Wig
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"Nobody" is an orphan who grows up stealing food to survive and learning some simple skills as a con artist. When he meets a true master con artist, he begs to become a pupil and learn some tricky Kung Fu.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

16 August 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

His Name Is Nobody See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sharp Films Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A kung fu comedy with the top stars of the era
13 September 2016 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

It starts tragically as the kid is orphaned but this is a martial arts comedy. The brother of the grandmaster (Lau Kar-Leung) grows up to a life on the street. He partners with Dean Shek who teaches him con artist, sleight of hand and kung fu skills (without the drawn out training sequence). They do a scam involving finding a man's son that I do not understand. Next Karl Maka makes them an offer.

My copy is wide screen and the subtitles seem to have been added by a later. The resolution is good enough for a modern television.

Dean Shek is at his best as the Prime Minister of Funny faces. Lau Kar-Wing does a masterful job of mostly slapstick fight choreography. This movie is really just for the fans of the golden age of martial arts movies from 1967 to 1984 as I am sure anyone else would not get it and just be hypercritical. For the fans though I recommend it and rate it above average.


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