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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

Wu Lang ba gua gun (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 17 February 1984 (Hong Kong)
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »

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Chia-Liang Liu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Hui Liu ... Yang Wu-lang
Sheng Fu ... Yang Liu-lang
Lily Li ... Yu Tai-chun
Kara Wai ... Yang Ba-mei (as Ying Hung Wai)
Ching-Ching Yeung ... Yang Jiu-mei
Lung Wei Wang ... Yeh Lu-lien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Keung Chan Kwok Keung Chan ... (as Kuo-Chiang Chen)
Chan-Peng Chang ... Yang Chi-lang
Lien-Ping Chang Lien-Ping Chang
Ming-Wei Chen Ming-Wei Chen
Wing-Cheung Cheung Wing-Cheung Cheung ... (as Yung-cheng Chang)
Wing-Hon Cheung
Chia Chu Chia Chu
Tiet Wo Chu ... Ying Kuei
Kien Fei Kien Fei
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Storyline

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, only two of the seven sons survive. One remains hidden by the family while the other lives on the run. The traitorous general must find them and silence them before either of them can testify to the Emperor of his treachery. Written by Puma31219

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Invincible Pole Fighter See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Fu Sheng was originally supposed to be the one to go to Shaolin. Major script re-writes were required that now put Fifth Brother (Gordon Liu) in Fu Sheng's role. See more »

Goofs

In the Jinsha battle scene, just before the Yang patriarch faces the Tartars' army of archers, the golden blade of his staff is (inadvertently) hacked off by one of the Tartar soldiers. In the next shot of Yang, the blade is still attached to his staff. See more »

Quotes

Yang Wu-lang: Sister?
Yang Ba-mei: Yes Brother!
Yang Wu-lang: [Removes Jade pendant from his waist and tosses it toward the 8th Yang] Take this corpse with us; it will be a witness.
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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Don't Mess with Pole Fighters
26 February 2000 | by wayne-williamsSee all my reviews

As in the case of many Shaw Brothers masterpieces, the following lessons can be learned:

a) DON'T be a traitor b) DON'T leave the hero unless one is 100% sure that he's dead c) DON'T MAKE THE HERO (in this case, LUI CHIA HUI) ANGRY - YOU WON'T LIKE HIM WHEN HE'S ANGRY. d) If you love this type of movie, DON'T leave this life without seeing it.


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