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Hao xiao zi di xia yi zhao (1979)

20 years after the death of his parents, a martial artist sets out to avenge their deaths by pretending he doesn't know kung fu. But when it is revealed that he does know kung fu, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Chih-Chao Chang

Writer:

Hsiang Kan Chu
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Liu ... Kao Che (as Chung-Liang Liu)
Chun-Erh Lung Chun-Erh Lung ... (as Chyung-Er Lung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ah-Lei Ah-Lei
Hung-Ki Chang Hung-Ki Chang
Ching Cheng
Ti Chin
Kuo Chung Ching
Su Han ... (as Hon Siu)
Ming Kao
Yeong-Mun Kwon Yeong-Mun Kwon ... Master Chang (as Yung-Wun Kwan)
Min-Chin Li Min-Chin Li
Min-Lang Li
Yun-Lung Li Yun-Lung Li
Wan-Chang Lin Wan-Chang Lin
San Peng
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20 years after the death of his parents, a martial artist sets out to avenge their deaths by pretending he doesn't know kung fu. But when it is revealed that he does know kung fu, the killer sets to kill him and his friends. Written by Ninja01

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 November 1979 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung fu Ace See more »

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Fong Cheng Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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john Liu kicks out the rules and everything else
12 August 2016 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

Two questions are common to the story of many martial arts movies. First, if you can kill a guy after demanding his kung fu manual is the manual really worth anything? Second, when will Chinese women learn that the only thing the men in these movies enjoy more than a good fight is a good after fight rape? So that's the opening sequence and the rest of the story is about John Liu getting revenge for mom's rape.

It's good to get that out of the way because this movie is really all about the fights. The fights are frequent and fabulous. There is also an unusual twist. In the martial arts world there is an unwritten rule that the student must be devoted to his first master and never learn from anyone else. That rule is stupid in reality and John Liu kicks it right out the window in this movie. Is there anything he doesn't kick in this movie? Nothing that I noticed. I counted a sequence where he lifted his leg and did sixteen kicks before putting it back down.

Overall I rate this movie above average for the year and genre and consider it mandatory viewing for fans of martial arts movies of the golden age 1967 to 1984.


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