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True Legend (2010)

Su Qi-er (original title)
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Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writer:

Chi-long To (screenplay) (as Christine To)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wenzhuo Zhao ... Su Can / Su Qi-Er (as Vincent Zhao)
Xun Zhou ... Yuan Ying
Andy On ... Yuan Lie
Xiaodong Guo ... Colonel Ma
Jay Chou ... God of Wushu / Drunken God
Michelle Yeoh ... Dr. Yu
Xiaogang Feng ... Pickpocket
David Carradine ... Anthony
Cung Le ... Militia Leader
Chia-Hui Liu ... Old Sage (as Gordon Liu)
Ka-Yan Leung ... Su Wan-Kun
Jacky Heung ... Imperial Prince
Ni Yan ... Bar Owner
Will Liu ... Iron Lad (as Genghong Liu)
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang ... Iron Maiden
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Storyline

Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Saved from his demise by his wife Ying and the reclusive doctor Yu, Su resolves to perfect his technique so that he may defeat Yuan Lie and reunite his family. Suffering from visions that he aided in his training by two of the "Eight Immortals" in the form of the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage" master of Drunken Boxing. He embarks on the path that would eventually give rise to the legend of the "King of Beggars." Written by Sam Sung-Sang

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Action | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of battle violence and brutal fighting | See all certifications »

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

9 February 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

True Legend See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$80,096

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,484,893
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Su Can: I can not even hold a bowl of rice, how can I save your son?
Yuan Ying: You can not accept that you are defeated, you now have two opponents.
Su Can: I am a disabled.
Yuan Ying: No, you're not disabled. You always searching for a worthy opponent. Now you have found two: Yuan and yourself.
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Alternate Versions

In the UK cuts were required to remove sight of unsimulated animal cruelty (in this case, a horse being tripped). Cuts required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more »

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User Reviews

A Kung Fu Hero's Story Taken to Epic Proportions
23 July 2011 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Beggar Su is a folkloric kung fu hero, and "True Legend" is Su's story told in epic form, from esteemed general to madman to drunkard to hero. Vincent Zhao is the titular hero, who after rescuing a kidnapped prince, returns home to his wife Ying (Zhou Xun) and young son, rather than becoming a governor as the prince offers in reward for his service. Instead, he hands the governorship over to his foster brother Yuan (Andy On), thinking to share his good fortune with the man he thinks of as a brother and who is in fact Ying's actual brother. He doesn't realize that Yuan is full of hatred and vengeful feelings for Su's family, because Su's father had killed Yuan's real father many years earlier, to prevent that rampaging man from killing more innocent people. Five years later, Yuan has control of an army, and he is seeking vengeance....

That is only the opening section of this film, directed by Yuen Woo-Ping, who is best known in the West for choreographing the fight scenes in "The Matrix" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." "True Legend" is full of fight scenes, some of the quite funny, some of them quite beautiful; and it is also full of cameos of kung fu superstars such as Gordon Liu, Michelle Yeoh and, in his last role, David Carradine. I find that a little kung fu fighting goes a long way, but if you're going to see a kung fu film, you couldn't find better than this.


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