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Long hang tian xia (1992)

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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

Writers:

Kee-To Lam (screenplay) (as Kei To Lam), Tai-Mok Lau (as Tai-Muk Lau) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Jet
Wah Yuen ... Uncle Tak
Crystal Kwok Crystal Kwok ... May
Jerry Trimble ... Jonny
Anne Rickets Anne Rickets ... Anna
Rueben Gonzáles Rueben Gonzáles ... Cito
Guy Fadollone Guy Fadollone ... Ruben
Derek Anunciation Derek Anunciation ... Mouse
Henry Penzi ... Mouse
Michael Burke Michael Burke ... Oscar
Camille Carrigan Camille Carrigan ... Jeannie
Wayne Post Wayne Post ... Jimmy
Pamela J. Anderson Pamela J. Anderson ... Coach
George Cheung ... Paul
Steven Ho ... Jonny's Student
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Storyline

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 the real master is. Uncle Tak wants Jet, his best student, to come over from China to the US. Jet gets no green card, but finally manages to come as a tourist. Jet is not familiar with the American way of life, but all the better with the way of fighting. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Taglines:

Loyalty. Honor. Vengence.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

28 May 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Master See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Workshop,Vast Art Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is filmed in 1989, but it was not released until 1992 after the success of Once Upon A Time in China. See more »

Goofs

When May and her boss are in the office, you can see the boom mic in the reflection of the window at the very top. See more »

Quotes

May: [May has Jet arrested for trespassing in Uncle Tak's shop but gets him out on bail and tries to talk to him] Jet! I went through a lot of trouble to bail your out of there. Some thanks would be appreciated.
Jet: So why you lock me up then?
May: [dryly] Well look, you asked for it.
Jet: [calmly] No.
May: Look, it's my job to look after the shop, okay?
Jet: [Jet's not listening to May, he's trying to concentrate on what happened to Master Tak] I worried that... Master Tak got hurt in a fight.
May: [frustrated] You Chinese men and ...
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Occasionally enjoyable Jet Li vehicle
5 May 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

In "The Master", one of his earliest and relatively little-seen flicks, Jet Li is basically placed in a fish-out-of-water situation: he comes from Hong Kong to America (knowing only a few words of English) to visit his old kung fu teacher, is followed everywhere by three Mexican small-time crooks who want him to teach them the martial arts, and tries to protect his teacher's shop from a gang led by a rival kung fu master. The main problem with the film is that it lacks urgency: much like the bad guy in Jackie Chan's "Thunderbolt", the villain has no real motive for his actions apart from wanting to prove that he is "the best". To put it in his own words: "When I finish with you, I'll go to China and beat all the kung fu teachers there!". But it has some pretty funny moments (watch Jet describing his experiences on his first day in America), great (if sometimes brief) fight sequences, and even a warm message about interracial friendship and acceptance: those Mexicans may seem like silly stereotypes at first, but if you think about it, the movie shows how people can overcome the barriers of their different races and languages to work together and help each other. (**1/2)


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