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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 »

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Trivia

Keanu Reeves' directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

Master Yang: The universe is blind to our pain and deaf to our sorrows. All things have their way.
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Connections

Referenced in Showreel: Lauren and Toni at the Movies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect (RTPK)
Written by Eddie Chung, Ghost Style, Kitt, Phat and SIR JBS
Performed by 24Herbs
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Great Martial Arts Plus Buddhism 101
25 December 2013 | by McCamyTaylorSee all my reviews

This one came and went in the theater so fast that I blinked and missed it. So, this is a review of the DVD. Excellent martial arts (which is what we watch martial arts for, right?) It never dragged for even a moment, since about 99% of the screen time was full of fighting. Well, maybe that is an exaggeration. When the young hero, Tiger was not battling with his fists and feet, he was battling his inner demons. Which, if you are Buddhist, is the same thing. ALL martial arts movies made in the orient are Buddhist parables, but this one is especially nice for westerners who are not familiar with the religion, since it lays it all out nice and neatly the way Alan Watts does in his books.


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Country:

USA | China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 July 2013 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Man of Tai Chi See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,054, 3 November 2013

Gross USA:

$100,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,464,885
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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