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Crippled Masters (1979)

Tian can di que (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 16 July 1982 (USA)
Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn ... See full summary »

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Chi Lo (as Joe Law)
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Credited cast:
Sung-Chuan Shen Sung-Chuan Shen ... The Crippled Master
Chao-Ming Kang Chao-Ming Kang ... The Crippled Master (as Jackie Conn)
Chiu Ho Chiu Ho ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Mu Chuan Chen Mu Chuan Chen
Wei Ho Wei Ho
Mei Lung Hsiang Mei Lung Hsiang
Chung Chien Li Chung Chien Li ... (as Chung Keng Li)
Ei Lu Ei Lu
Chang Ma
Te-Yun Pei
San Peng
Liang Tai Liang Tai
Tou Tieh Tou Tieh
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Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge against the evil master. Written by John Kane <s0jpkane@titan.vcu.edu>

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Two crippled brothers, one indestructible force. Revenge against all odds.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

16 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crippled Heaven See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Oh my god!!!
2 July 2002 | by fuxbotSee all my reviews

Crippled Masters? Who get the ideas for these flicks? I can barely imagine the sick person who was looking for a story to make a good flick and all he come up with is "I know! I'll make a movie about two crippled guys who do kung fu!". Anyway, the guy who thaught of this get high points for originality, as watching an armless guy and a legless one beat up people is highly entertaining. Just don't expect anything more than cheesy, campy fun.

About the story, it goes a little like this: A man gets both arm chopped off(producing a low amount of blood for this kind of flick) by an evil warlord(who has a weird drawing thingie under the eye). He then stumble around with both arm chopped off, eating pig food and such. He then meet a follow handicapable(hehe) who had his leg melted with a very low quantity of acid by the same warlord. Fast running on hands and stump hits ensue.

First of all, you gotta respect the two actors' ability to cope with their handicap and do kung fu. And they're quite good at it too(for crippled guys, I mean).

Next thing that make this movie fun is the very low production value, causing bizarre and often funny mistakes. This film also got the loud punching sound that goes along with kung fu flicks.

In the end, I'd recommend renting this flick if you feel like watching two crippled kung fu masters fight again an evil warlord who can block with his back can be entertaining, or just for the novelty factor, because there isn't much else to it...


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