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Tai Chi II (1996)

Tai ji quan (original title)
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A young Tai Chi master fights Opium smugglers with the aid of his powerful braid while wooing a girl.

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Hsin-Yen Chang (as Yam-Yin Cheung), Woo-Ping Yuen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jing Wu ... Hawkman / Hok Man / Jackie (as Jacky Wu)
Christy Chung ... Rose / Yeung Wan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Cheng ... Lam Wing
Billy Chow ... Wong, Great Kick of the North
Sibelle Hu ... Hok Man / Jackie's Mother
Chunhua Ji ... Da Bu Liang (as Chun Hua Ji)
Te-mao Jin Te-mao Jin ... Lin Tung
Zhanwen Kou Zhanwen Kou ... Siou Bu Liang (as Zhan-Wen Keu)
Shun Lau ... Officer Tsao
Darren Shahlavi ... Smith
Qiao Tan Qiao Tan ... Ya Sung
Xiangdong Xu Xiangdong Xu ... Bao Biou (as Xiang Dong Xu)
Hai Yu Hai Yu ... Yeung Shan-Wu
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A young Tai Chi master fights Opium smugglers with the aid of his powerful braid while wooing a girl.

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

14 March 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Tai Chi Boxer See more »

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Film Can Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The final fight between Jacky Wu and Darren Shahlavi took sixteen days to film. See more »

Goofs

In the All Region DVD version, wires are visible in the final fight scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

Tai Seng English language videos, subtitled or dubbed, have new translations from theatrical release with humor being more evident. See more »

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Featured in Cecil B. DeMented (2000) See more »

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One of the best martial arts films ever!
5 January 2003 | by Flaming_DragonSee all my reviews

Wow, this film was much better than i expected! (maybe even better than Tai Chi Master!) Jackie Wu is Excellent as the lead and Darren Shahlavi(Smith) is very good as the british villain in this his first hong kong movie. Great supporting cast including Sibelle Hu (Jackie's mum) , Yue Hoi (Jackie's dad), Christy Chung (jackie's love interest), Billy Chau (Opponent, Great Nothern kicker), Ji Chun Hua (Smith's Thug) and Taam Chui (Jackie's Cousin). All give good performances especially Ji Chun Hua (Falling down a flight of concrete stairs, no pads!) Darren Shahlavi (Great stunts all round!), Jackie Wu (great fighting, despite the fact he has really bad eyesight!) but the best guy in the film has to be Taam Chui! Not only does he have his own character ( Ah Sung, jackie's cousin) he also doubles for almost everyone in the movie!! He is so physically talented (i think he studied Wu Shu at the same academy as Jet Li and Jackie) that he was obviously hired by Yuen Woo Ping to do the lightning fast jumping kicks and spins that other people simply can't do! He doubles for Billy Chau, Mark Cheng, Yue Hoi and even Jackie Wu at one stage! As Darren Shahavi once said in an interview "that guys the best kicker i've ever seen!" and that's coming from someone as physically talented as Darren! Taam is by far the most talented martial artist in the film (even with a cast like Billy Chau , Jackie Wu and Yue Hoi!) He is even assistant action director too! This film is a top five favourite of mine and is quite simply a classic of the genre! It's full of great acting, superb fights and as always good direction by Yuen Woo Ping. Should be enjoyable to just about anyone and a Kung Fu must see for fight fans everywhere!If you haven't seen it, go see it now!


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