6.6/10
1,677
13 user 14 critic

Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)

Nan bei Shao Lin (original title)
Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set ... See full summary »

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu

Writers:

Yang-Ping Shi (screenplay), Yeung-Ping Sze
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang
Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Qiuyan Huang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang
Stars: Jet Li, Hai Yu, Chenghui Yu
Dragon Fight (1989)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two martial artist friends from China are performing a show in the States. Trouble starts when one of them decides to defect and stay in America.

Director: Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang
Stars: Jet Li, Nina Li Chi, Dick Wei
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second World War must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.

Director: Jet Li
Stars: Jet Li, Keith Anthony, Kaiming Chen
The Master (1992)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master and medicine in normal life has severe problems with his former student Jonny, who wants nothing more than to kill his old master to show everyone who... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Wah Yuen, Crystal Kwok
The Legend II (1993)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Cantonese hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Josephine Siao, Adam Cheng
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Chia Yung Liu, Kara Wai
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jing Wong, Corey Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Deannie Ip
Action | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!

Directors: Jing Wong, Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Man Cheung, Dicky Cheung
The Legend (1993)
Action | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Josephine Siao, Michelle Reis
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok
Swordsman II (1992)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ling Wu Chung decides to hide from the chaotic world. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. However, he finds that the tribe have been attacked, and their leader Yam Ying Ying has been abducted.

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Stanley Tong
Stars: Jet Li, Brigitte Lin, Michelle Reis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... Zhi Ming
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jianqiang Hu Jianqiang Hu ... Chao Wei
Qiuyan Huang Qiuyan Huang ... Si Ma Yan
Chunhua Ji ... Lord He's Bodyguard (as Chun Hua Ji)
Huailiang Liu Huailiang Liu ... Lord He's bodyguard
Wai Cheung Mak ... Wei Fang
Qingfu Pan Qingfu Pan
Jian Kui Sun Jian Kui Sun ... Lord He's Bodyguard
Chenghui Yu Chenghui Yu ... He Sao (as Cheng-Hui Yu)
Hai Yu Hai Yu ... Master Shi Ren
Jianwen Zhang Jianwen Zhang ... Head abbot
Edit

Storyline

Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are chased all over by soldiers. Meanwhile, one of the southerners turns out to be a cross-dressed woman, who is also discovered to wear a footbell to match Jet Li's, meaning they are somehow slated for an arranged marriage. Written by Johan Wikberg

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 February 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Martial Arts of Shaolin See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

HKD15,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

More than 300 leading martial arts experts were recruited from all over China to be extras in this film. See more »

Connections

Follows Kids from Shaolin (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Only for the people who want to get fun
27 October 2007 | by astelixSee all my reviews

hoping that Jonas Svensson doesn't mind my sarcastic echo to his comment. This is a really entertaining flick where you'll see exciting and competent kung-fu action and some funny moments. It is not hard to me to agree with Jonas about the lack of amazing acting skills and a solid screenplay but, you know, Al Pacino is a bad kung-fu performer and have been fired by the production and Federico Fellini was shooting "Ginger and Fred" that year. Jokes apart kung-fu enthusiasts know very well what is the spot in martian art films and this whole series do not ever miss it. Therefore if you like the good ol' Chinese martian art film style no fear and enjoy this really funny flick.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed