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Shaolin (2011)

Xin Shao Lin si (original title)
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After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation.

Director:

Benny Chan

Writers:

Alan Yuen (original screenplay), Chi Kwong Cheung | 3 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaoqun Yu ... Chinghai
Chen Zhiui Chen Zhiui ... Huo Lung
Xing Yu ... Chingkung
Jing Wu ... Chingneng (as Jacky Wu)
Nicholas Tse ... Tsao Man
Hai Yu Hai Yu ... Abbot
Andy Lau ... Hou Chieh / Chinochueh
Bingbing Fan ... Madam Hou
Shimadu Runa Shimadu Runa ... Nan
Xiaohong Shi Xiaohong Shi ... Sung Hu
Karl Eiselen Karl Eiselen ... Peter (as Karl Robert Eislen)
Alexander Mukhanov Alexander Mukhanov ... Roddick
Shi Tianshuo Shi Tianshuo ... Officer Shi
Qilong Li Qilong Li ... Huo's Officer
Jin Youming Jin Youming ... Hou's Butler
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Storyline

China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters after killing a rival warlord on their temple grounds. But the glory comes before a fall. His own family is wiped out in an unexpected turn of events and Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan of rescue and escape. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

In a land torn by strife, the righteous monks of Shaolin stand as a beacon of hope for the oppressed masses.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

27 January 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaolin See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,132, 11 September 2011

Gross USA:

$66,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,904,353
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Andy Lau's left hand was injured while he was filming a fight scene. See more »

Quotes

Abbot: A brave man is one who knows to return after having lost his way.
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Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut by 7 seconds due to animal cruelty. See more »

Connections

Featured in I guerrieri del dragone (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Military March
Written by Francis Shaw
Composed by Francis Shaw
OP: KPM MUSIC LTD.
SP: EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING HONG KONG
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Mustn't be missed for the low 6.8 rating...!!..
19 September 2011 | by ashil-john-See all my reviews

I almost skipped this flick when I saw the low 6.8 rating on IMDb. And to be honest, that would've been really unfortunate! Remember the kind of movies that leave something behind in your hearts long after they've finished running? Well, this is most certainly one of those. The background score and soundtrack will linger in your head, I guarantee you that. But most importantly, just when you THINK you've figured it all out and stamped it 'just another Kung Fu flick'; all ready to be discarded and disregarded, wait for the kicker...!

A simple yet significant moral, getting to know the Buddhist way, beautiful locations, and commendable direction to top it off; This movie truly had the potential to be an epic. Almost...!

I thought I'd go with an 8 at first...but finally decided on a full 10; forgiving its small flaws to make way for the bigger message this movie delivers..!


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