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Hao xiao zi (1986)

Ah Kuo, Xiao Yu and Chubby are three country bumpkins living in the mountains with their cantankerous grandfather, who teaches the boys about discipline, dedication and devotion through ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
... Ah Kuo
Shiao-Hu Tso ... Hsiao Hu (as Hsiao Hu Joh)
Chung-Jung Chen ... Fatty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chang
Hui Lou Chen ... Grandfather
Ti Chin
Mien Fang
... Himself (prologue) (archive footage)
Pu-Liao Hsu ... Himself (prologue) (archive footage)
Ching-Lin Huang
Hung Kuan
... Himself (archive footage)
Chie-Wen Lin


Ah Kuo, Xiao Yu and Chubby are three country bumpkins living in the mountains with their cantankerous grandfather, who teaches the boys about discipline, dedication and devotion through martial arts training. Over the years, the boys have done a lot of kung fu training and have gained much in the ways of martial arts, including good health and a bond that keeps them inseparable. However, during an argument involving who is suppose to feed Grandpa's pet bird, it escapes and now they fear punishment. Not wanting to get into anymore trouble, they flee from home in an attempt to find the bird and bring it back so Grandpa won't know and this prompts the boys to take a trip to the big city, where their country way of life causes them to get into trouble and clash with the locals a little bit because they have no knowledge of city life. During the trip, the boys discover their Grandma and little sister Cheng-Cheng living the good life and so she takes them in to look after them, but their ... Written by Keno Reeves

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Release Date:

28 March 1986 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Kids  »

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1.85 : 1
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Ah Kuo: [after Grandma has tucked him and his brothers in for the night] Grandma?
Grandma: [turns around with a smile] Yes?
Ah Kuo: Wait a minute, can we ask you something?
Fatty: Do you miss Grandpa?
Grandma: [thinks for a moment, then has a small frown on her face] No, I don't miss him.
Fatty: [dismayed] But Grandpa misses you alot.
Hsiao: Yeah. He drinks every night and looks at your photo. He always looks sad and lonely. Poor Grandpa... he really misses you.
[the boys nod their heads in a agreement]
Grandma: [she's moved by this, but still shows no regret] Oh...
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At first it looks dumb, but gets REALLY GOOD!
23 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

One night I started to watch this movie but thought it was stupid. The next night I had nothing else to watch, so I decided to give it another shot and after viewing more found it to be GREAT!

I do not care for comedies very much (few make me laugh), but, even though this one did not make me "bust a gut", I found it to be quite amusing. I just had to get past the first somewhat boring 25 minutes of it and then it comes alive!

I thought 3 ninjas was funny, but now I understand that it was a take off of this Chinese movie (dubbed in English) and I must say this movie is much better! It is original and full of action and fake/funny violence.

Three boys who have always lived in the country run away and find themselves in the big city for the first time. They have many misconceptions, for example: They think that a stoplight is a dragon and bathroom stalls (in a womens bathroom) are holding innocent prisoners. Also the people in the city misinterpret the boys actions/intentions as well.

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