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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
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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
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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

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 February 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Martial Arts of Shaolin See more »

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Budget:

HKD 15,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Great fun! Super Kung Fu!
25 November 2004 | by melevaSee all my reviews

This movie is a lot of fun. The story is simple but the martial arts presented is really worth seeing. A crew of masters was teamed up for this hit. And there is also this wonderful woman dancing at He Sao's birthday party - fantastic! Different than in his recent roles, where he is just keeping quite and looking cool all the time (which he does), Jet Li is allowed to show his talent as a actor in this film. His performance is very good. He brings this movie to life. The Kung Fu performances are (mostly) realistic and people who practice Kung Fu will tend to try some of the movements. They show different takes from the mantis.


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