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Man of Tai Chi (2013)

R | | Action, Drama | 5 July 2013 (China)
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A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

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Keanu Reeves

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiger Hu Chen ... 'Tiger' Chen Lin Hu
Keanu Reeves ... Donaka Mark
Karen Mok ... Inspector Suen Jing Si
Hai Yu Hai Yu ... Master Yang
Qing Ye ... Ching Sha
Simon Yam ... Superintendent Wong
Yasuyuki Hirata Yasuyuki Hirata ... Thin Man
Brian Siswojo Brian Siswojo ... Gong Au Young
Michael Tong ... Shek Kuan
Sam Lee ... De-Ming
Jiulong Guo Jiulong Guo ... Old Commentator
Huang Jiang Xiang Huang Jiang Xiang ... Young Commentator
Zihan Xia Zihan Xia ... Li Hung
Sung-jun Yoo Sung-jun Yoo ... Chi Tak
Iko Uwais ... Gilang Sunjaya
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Storyline

Tiger Chen is a Tai Chi student who is rather rebellious and uses Tai Chi to fight despite his master's concerns. When the temple where he studies get threatened from modern redevelopment, he fights in an underground fight club to get money the temple needs. However he soon realizes that his employer has other negative motives. Written by Immanuel A.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No rules. No mercy. Pure fighting.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 July 2013 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem do Tai Chi See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,850,000 (China), 1 July 2013

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,054, 3 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,144, 7 November 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,364,741, 31 December 2014
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Breaks the fourth wall when Tiger hits the camera. See more »

Quotes

Female Announcer: A fine line separates a fighter from a warrior. One is motivated by reason, the other, by purpose.
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Connections

Featured in The Dom Reviews: Man of Tai Chi (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Cavatina Adagio Molto Espressivo String Quartet In B Flat Major, Op. 130
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by China Philharmonic
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A Valuable Lesson.
13 July 2013 | by gambit-737-685846See all my reviews

Man of Tai Chi. I must say, this movie portrays everything Tai Chi teaches us about ourselves, our inner demons, and how easy it is to loose yourself once you achieve Power. How Control is even more important then simply having great power. After Watching it I must admit, IMDb's review by davidvdb2 (Belgium) Signifies that Movie Critics do not know jack when it comes to the Spirit of Martial Arts and its Many uses. I urge you to see this movie, its not the greatest; But it has a valuable lesson that we must all learn while walking upon our own path to becoming a better Person, not just in Body, but in Spirit. Yin & Yang. Inner & Outer Form. Keanu Reeves Did his Homework and thus deserves an A+!


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