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Siu Tai Gik (1984)

A spoiled young man - on the run from a ruthless killer - hooks up with a puppeteer and his wife who are masters of the art of tai chi; the only style that can defeat the killer.

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Woo-Ping Yuen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Chan Chuen Chung
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Puppetteer
Lydia Shum ... Fatty
Shun-Yee Yuen Shun-Yee Yuen ... Iron-Steel
Mandy Chan ... Ta Sha
Yat Chor Yuen ... Yu Ping
Don Wong ... Ta Sha's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang ... Ta Sha's friend
Chang Hsun Chang Hsun
Wong Kin-Mi Wong Kin-Mi ... Muscle Man
Alan Lee Alan Lee ... Thug
Kun Li ... Chung & Ping's father
Ge Liu Ge Liu
Yun-Pao Lu Yun-Pao Lu
Pooi Tak-Wan Pooi Tak-Wan
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Storyline

A troublesome young man named Ta Sha rides a bike around town spoiling and ruining for others. But soon Ta Sha is confronted by his rival, the spoiled Chan Chuen-Chung who ends up fighting and humiliate Ta Sha in the process. This leads to Ta Sha plotting a revenge on Chung with the help of his friends by setting up an ambush and using fireworks to their aid. However, Chung - accompanied by his brother Yu Ping - manage to walk away from the ambush and use the gang's weapons against them. But as Chung is about to use fireworks on Ta Sha, Yu Ping makes Chung spare and let Ta Sha go. But Chung accidentally lights a set of fireworks resulting in Tai Sha getting heavily injured. Devastated and angered by Chung's actions, Ta Sha's vindictive father hires Iron Steel, an infamous assassin, to wipe out Chung and his entire family. Iron Steel closes in on the family and kills everyone on sight. Fortunately, Chung is present elsewhere and - after finding out that his family were killed while ... Written by DOK

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

31 May 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Drunken Tai Chi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peace Film Production Co. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Donnie Yen's movie debut. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Taiwanese print features an alternate opening involving chickens instead of bikes, and three additional scenes --- including an introductory scene with Chan and Yu Ping's father and Ta Sha's father, a scene where Chan tricks a father and his son in order to get food, and an extended fight scene featuring the Puppeteer --- not present on the Hong Kong print. See more »

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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Best viewed while drunken.
18 October 2002 | by nickthegunSee all my reviews

One of donnie yens first. It is pretty funny, the obligatory training sequence is well done and the fight scenes are pretty decent. Its one of the last of the Shaw Brothers style films. No wire work and the like.

If you really need a reason to see this film check out the practice scene, set to 'Love is the drug' by Roxy music. Very funny.


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