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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

Steven Ho was cast after being spotted by Jet Li in a martial arts tournament. According to Ho, he worked for $200 a day and provided some uncredited stunt doubling for Li. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when Johnny and Jet are hanging from the outside of the building, there are several cut scenes (especially the one where Johnny falls) where you can clearly see the soft padded mats and stagehands that will assist them in the fall. 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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Alternate Versions

The following scenes were cut from the US version:
  • The opening scene, in which Anna fights a gymnastics student.
  • A scene of Anna being banned from gymnastics school.
  • A scene of Jet walking through Los Angeles is cut slightly. Also, acoustic guitar music replaces the original, more somber score, changing the intentions of the scene significantly.
  • A scene in which Jet, after the clinic is raided, finds Anna beaten up.
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harking back to chop-socky
10 September 2006 | by winner55See all my reviews

this is tsui hark's tribute to the 'golden age' of hong Kong chop-socky kung-fu films. although set in los Angeles, tsui makes sure he has most of the better known clichés at work here - the 'school-against-school' clash, the reluctant fighter who wants to avoid violence, the training sequence, questions of loyalty between masters and students, etc.

the film, to be properly appreciated, has to be seen in this light. it is not intended to be a typical jet Li film or typical tsui hark film; it's intended to be a Bruce-lee-clone-film of the later '70s.

in fact in some ways this reminds one of 'Ta e kou' aka 'the godfather from hong Kong' aka 'the godfather squad' starring Bruce Liang, a little known - but surprisingly effective - chop-socky effort to cash in on lee's 'return of the dragon'.

given that, the Li-tsui movie has to be given credit as both amusing and entertaining for fight fans - the kung-fu here is really top-notch.

one word of caution - the violence here goes over the top once or twice, and the film really needs to be seen by mature audiences, especially those familiar with the genre it pays tribute to.


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