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Shao Lin xiao zi (1984)

Romance blossoms between two rival families practicing Shaolin and Wudang kungfu respectively. despite familial opposition - until they overcome a gang of scheming bandits together.

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Hsin-Yen Chang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... San Lung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lan Ding Lan Ding ... Er Feng
Qiuyan Huang Qiuyan Huang ... San Feng
Chunhua Ji ... One-eyed Bandit (as Chun Hua Ji)
Qingfu Pan Qingfu Pan
Jian Kui Sun Jian Kui Sun ... Cross-eyed Bandit
Chenghui Yu Chenghui Yu ... Pao Shen Feng / Wu Tang Dad (as Cheng-Hui Yu)
Hai Yu Hai Yu ... Tin Lung / Er Long
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Storyline

Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword. The father of the Wu-Tang family is so paranoid about the Shaolin kids stealing his sword style (besides, he wants a son to teach it to, and the closest thing he has is a lesbian daughter) that he is taken off guard when some real bad guys come along to kill his family, but the Shaolin family helps them out. All the while, everyone is desperately trying to get the lesbian girl to marry Jet Li. Written by Johan Wikberg

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

26 January 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Kids of Shaolin See more »

Filming Locations:

Lijiang, Guangxi, China

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The temperature was so hot during filming that actors would occasionally go into shock while filming the fight scenes. See more »

Connections

Followed by Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986) See more »

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A good movie considering...
1 December 2001 | by DhurganSee all my reviews

I just bought this movie on DVD, mainly because of Jet-Li and my goal to get most of his movies, but also because I like martial arts films and the way they tell a story different, especially in the earlier ones.

This story appealed to me for the very reason that others think its bad, I like the funny interludes and the interwoven stories. I also think that the kids are really fun and worthwhile to look at. My only regret is that they as per usual, draw the fights out forever, but at the same time that is part of the charm I guess.

I wish the DVD or IMDb would have had a better casting with pictures since I simply cannot read the Chinese and I really would like to know other movies that the tomboy girl had played in, if anyone knows her name, i would appreciate an email :-)

All in all, quite an OK movie with good kung-fu with a "no harm done" stamp.


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