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Man from Shaolin (2012)

R | | Action, Drama | 1 July 2012 (USA)
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32nd generation Chinese Shaolin Fighting Monk Li Bao Xin must immigrate to New York City to look after young Janie, his six-year-old niece. Struggling to make a new life, Li Bao will face ... See full summary »


Peng Zhang Li, R.T. Wong (as Richard T. Wong)


R.T. Wong (screenplay) (as Richard T. Wong)



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Credited cast:
Peng Zhang Li Peng Zhang Li ... Li Bao
Brian Ames ... Carl
Elena Tovar ... Alexa (as Linda Johnson)
Jasmine Galante Jasmine Galante ... Janie
Stass Klassen ... Andrey
Szu Ting Moy Szu Ting Moy ... Shen
Dominic Schiraldi Dominic Schiraldi ... Stanley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilmy Achraf Hilmy Achraf ... Fighter
Josh Ashville Josh Ashville ... Foster home kid
Omar Carrion Omar Carrion ... Fighter
Lorrez Dave Lorrez Dave ... Russian bodyguard
Andrew Har Andrew Har ... Student
Drew Henriksen ... Tim
Andrew Lip Tak Lee Andrew Lip Tak Lee ... Gambler / Fight Spectator
Jim Lee Jim Lee ... Student


32nd generation Chinese Shaolin Fighting Monk Li Bao Xin must immigrate to New York City to look after young Janie, his six-year-old niece. Struggling to make a new life, Li Bao will face challenges that test his character more than his physical strength. Through it all, his mind remains filled with the heroic stories of the Shaolin Temple, a great tradition that defines him, but also makes his assimilation to western culture more difficult. While in China he was a venerated master, in America he is nobody. To make a life for him and Janie, Li Bao must contend with a modern society, where his great fighting skills and heroic lineage have little meaning. He will have to decide which is more important, his dreams or his family. Written by Richard T. Wong

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Rated R for violence and martial arts action | See all certifications »


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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Nanzi See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Good action, not exaggerate and very touching story!
5 March 2013 | by berbecar-alexSee all my reviews

At first, I can say that I have watched tons of Asian movies involving martial arts, and most of them rely on action basically, without any kind of good story line.

In this movie, the physical action it's decent and quite well made, and the story line is interesting and will keep you wondering and thinking what could happen next. Acting is pretty good, I can say, comparing with the rest of the movies in this category that I have seen.

Beware it's not that "killing and smashing" kind of martial arts movie. It's more of a drama, and a very touching on, and I can't say I'm that type of a person who like this kind of movies, but regardless of my beliefs, I really enjoyed this one.

I don't know why people usually give this awful grades to movies, but I definitely can give this one a 10, as I did. I sincerely recommend it! Didn't want to tell you more about the movie so I wouldn't ruin the surprise, and keep you curious.

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