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Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Siu Lam juk kau (original title)
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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mighty Steel Leg Sing
... Golden Leg Fung (as Ng Mang Tat) (as Mang Tat Ng)
... Mui (as Vicki Zhao)
Yin Tse ... Team Evil Coach Hung (as Patrick Tse Yin)
Hui Li ... Banana Peel Girl
... Team Moustache Player 1
... Team Moustache Player 2
... Team Puma Leader
... Iron Shirt Tin (Third Brother)
... Iron Head (First Brother) (as Wong Kai Yue)
... Light Weight (Small Brother) (as Lam Tze Chung)
... Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother) (as Chan Kwon Kwan)
Mei Lin Mo ... Hooking Leg (Second Brother)
Ming Ming Zhang ... Little Hung
Pu Ye Dong ... Little Fung
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Storyline

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist. Written by ravedragon

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Kick some grass! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for martial arts action and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Soccer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,167, 4 April 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$488,872, 22 August 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,776,760, 22 August 2004
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mui's makeover in the middle of the film is a parody of Hong Kong actress Anita Mui's appearance during the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Sing: [after his team gets brutally beaten by Team Gangster] Why don't you stop them? They're being unlawful!
Golden Leg Fung: I'm the referee! I won't stop them!
Sing: What do you mean by that? You basically want us to die!
Golden Leg Fung: [blows his whistle] You! Out of the game!
Sing: Have you gone nuts?
Golden Leg Fung: This is a test! If none of you can pass it, then you can't play in the soccer league!
Sing: Well, this is a soccer game! This isn't a war!
Golden Leg Fung: The final soccer game is a war.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006) See more »

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Remixed and Produced by Chris "The Greek" Panaghi
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13 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

After watching the deadly dull and self important road to perdition, my friend and I needed a movie to cleanse our system. Shoalin Soccer is the perfect movie for that purpose. I dare anyone to actually hate this movie. The special effects are great, all the performances are great, and the movie doesn't take itself at all seriously. I think the horrible translated subtitles actually improved the experience. GO EVIL TEAM!!! Stephen Chow is definitely a talent to watch.

Miramax, please don't mess with this movie too much if you ever release this in america.


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