15 user 4 critic

Kids from Shaolin (1984)

Shao Lin xiao zi (original title)
Romance blossoms between two rival families practicing Shaolin and Wudang kungfu respectively. despite familial opposition - until they overcome a gang of scheming bandits together.


Hsin-Yen Chang




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
Jiankui Sun Jiankui 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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Comedy


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


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


Follows Shaolin Temple (1982) See more »

User Reviews

Anvenge my death? Not this time...
16 October 2002 | by jonspainSee all my reviews

Many of my friends who I have convinced to check this movie out are ready to chase me out the house after watching the opening scene and singing, but after watching the fight scenes they usually gain a little more respect for the movie. Although many of the same actors showed up from the original Shaolin Temple, the storyline is completely different, and the tone of part 2 is lighthearted, which may turn many off. This movie is one of my all-time favorite martial arts films because I haven't found many films that highlight young children sparring off (besides the "My Father is a Hero" boy who's name I forgot) and I personally love to see the women get in the action. The last fight scene is great, but what did it for me was the children's competition. Seeing them play fight in animal styles was magic. A good movie, my friends who hated on this movie just felt like a "kiddie" movie like this was an assault on their manhood

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



Hong Kong

Release Date:

26 January 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Kids of Shaolin See more »

Filming Locations:

Lijiang, Guangxi, China

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed