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Shang Hai tan: Shi san tai bao (1984)

A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13.

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Cheh Chang

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Cheh Chang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yu Wang ... Black Hat
Kuan Tai Chen ... Shen Gan-Fuh
Danny Lee ... Sheau-Yang
Sheng Chiang Sheng Chiang ... Fon Jin-Bang
Chung Wang Chung Wang
Feng Lu Feng Lu ... Tiger
Ka-Yan Leung ... Tau Tah-Yeh
Hai-Ling Chu Hai-Ling Chu
Andy Lau ... The Student
David Chiang David Chiang ... Yeh
Chung-Yi Li Chung-Yi Li
Kuan-Chun Chi ... Yuan Hai, the Big Leopard
Ching Wong ... Shiun Lih
Tien-Chi Cheng
Lung Ti ... No. 1
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A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13.

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Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

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1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Kung fu epic with an all star cast
28 April 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

SHANGHAI 13 is something of a minor classic of the kung fu genre. It's highly entertaining because it retains the cast and director of many of the Shaw Brothers classics, relocating them to Taiwan for a cheap and cheerful effort that brings to mind the storyline of a more modern action flick, BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS.

The late, great director Chang Cheh ensues his film is chock-full of bloody action and indeed after a 20-minute opening set-up this is action all the way with one ferocious fight scene after another. The storyline is set in the 1930s and involves government collaboration with the evil Japanese; some patriots steal some important documents and must transport them to Hong Kong, but assassins are out in force. The rest of the storyline is essentially a running battle between good and bad.

Half of the fun comes from guessing which of the guest stars will be the good guys and which will be the villains. An extended set piece in a casino, where everybody is under suspicion, is a highlight. It's hard to pick a standout performer when there are so many good ones, but David Chiang is a reliable face and Ti Lung kicks memorable ass at the climax. Yes, all the budget might have been spent on hiring the actors leaving this looking cheap indeed, but that doesn't mean it's a bad film. On the contrary, I loved it.


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