Shao Lin men

Synopsis: Superkicker Dorian Tan Tao-liang plays a Shaolin student who must find a Manchu traitor responsible for the murder of the abbot. Jackie Chan is a spear fighting expert who decides to help Tan because the traitor killed his brother. Part of their mission is to help a scholar make it safely across the river without getting killed from the Manchus.
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): John Woo
Production: Golden Harvest Company
95 min

Shaolin was the origin of martial art.

Its feat was unmatched as time went by.

However, the Ching Dynasty wanted | to put it under control.

They gathered power to destroy Shaolin Temple.

The Shaolin monks were killed on sight.

Some of them barely escaped.

But Dynasty would never give them any chance.

Shinh tried to prey down the Shaolin monks.

A cold blooded killer.

Who killed so many Shaolin monks.

Let's go.

Go, master.


Shinh know he's hated by too many.

So besides training his eight body guards.

worked out daily for 10 years.

...and perfected his 'Goose Fist' moves.

We've been hiding all these years.

When will we get our defector?

Please let us go, teacher.

We should beat Shih.

It's not that easy.

You have to be really good. even get close to him.

We may not be good enough.

But we can gather other fighters.

...and outnumber him.

I appreciate your zeal.

But among yourselves.

...only one can beat Shih.

Southern Boxing.

Northern Kicks.

Tiger club and Dragon Sword.



Yun Fei, you passed the exams.

You can take off | for Shih's head.

I swear to God.

I won't come back empty-handed.

Before you kill Shih.

Crack his conspiracy first | Conspiracy?

The revolutionaries are | planning a revolution.

They'll be meeting at the border.

Achang I will have a map | of the Manchu military bases.

Does Shih know?

Sure. Chang will by-pass Shih's town. reach the border.

Shih's ready to ambush him.

I must find Chang | and protect him.

Go to Shih's town | Find the Shao Lin fighter Chiu Kuo.

Ho knows where to find Chang.


Shih's town is no less dangerous.

...than the man.

You got to be careful.

I will.

A martial artist should defend justice | I'll get Shih.

...even if it'd cost my life.

Good man.

Shih's more experienced than you.

But you're more intelligent.

So use your head to beat him.

Yes teacher.

Take care.

Thank you.

Who're you?

A delivery boy.

Seen any stranger on route?


Who's he?

My brother, no... uncle.

Will you wake up?


Move on | Yes, sir.

Come out.

Give me a hand.

Who's he? | Must be a Shao Lin fighter.

You're a fugitive?


A fighter?

Who are you anyway?

A Shao Lin fighter.

Thanks for your help just now

What are you doing?

The eagles may eat his body.

Wait a minute.

Some people get killed easily.

Nosy fellows.

...and Shao Lin fighters.


Come here.


Chiu Kuo will be beheaded right here.

...for attempiting to assassinate | Commander Shih.

All terrorists.

will be treated likewise.

Chiu Kuo?

He's the revolutionaries' leader.

Who are those man up there?

Must be his rescuers.

And those below?

Shih's eight body guards.

Oh no! | What's wrong?

Let's run.

They're trapped.

Sly Manchus!

God, have mercy!

Search around! | Right.

Who is it? | Who're you?

Get him inside | This way.


Open the door!

What took you so long?

I'm sorry, sir.

Good day, my Lord.

Did a wounded dog come in?

No, my Lord.

Search! | Yes.

I didn't lie, my lord.

You idiots spoiled my nap.

Stand back.

May I know your nane?


I've been waiting for years | to meet a good fighter like you.

Want a job? | No thanks.

Commander Shih likes me.

And I like you.

Because you're such a good fighter.

I can get you a nice job.

I'm Tu Ching | Look me up at the Police Station.

Let's go.

Please come again.

How bad is he?

He'll be all right.

He's a brave young man.

Fighting the Manchu like mad | A typical Shao Lin hero.

Out of luck though.

What are you here for, anyway?

To get Shih.

Then you're a...

Shao Lin fighter.

I should have guessed.

You're so tough.

Even Tu respects you.

You mustn't reveal my secrets.

Of course not, I hate Shih too.

Wasn't there a flute-player... | with a sword just now?

Who's he?

Unlike you.

Ho's useless.

But he looks like a martial artist.

He used to be one.

Quite famous too.

He was really good a year ago.

No one knew his name | People called him Zorro.

Mr. Zorro.

Please show us some moves | Please.

We know you're the best swordsman.

My Zorro hero.

...your presence flatters us, my Lord.

We have so many pretty girls.

Just choose.

Chiu Yueh.

But she's booked already.

Lead me in | Yes.

Chiu Yueh!

What's it?

Commander Shih wants you.


How dare you!

Zorro, catch!

Chiu Yueh.

Why don't we finish him too?

He's more painful alive.

The incident affected Zorro greatly.

He wouldn't use his sword again | But drinks and fools around.

All because of a woman.

What a waste of talent!

Talent cannot be wasted.

It should be put to use though.

Hey, fellows...

Don't move, you're wounded.

Thanks for saving my life.

Don't mention it. You're a brave man.

But I'm no good | Couldn't get Shih.

I'm so ashamed.

Shao Lin... | You're...

Will you change the water please?

Sure. know me?

I'm Yun Fei | Reverend Ta sent me to find you.

About Chang's map?

It's dangerous to talk here.

Can you walk?

Yes | Good.

How can I find Chang?

I have a meeting... | with him in five days.

How did you get caught?

I was to assassinate Shih | on behalf of Chang.

But I miscalculated.

Want to try again?

You got good plans?

You're my means of access to Shih.

I think I can handle him.

I'll do anything to help you | At any risk.

Thank you.

Here's the passcode to meet Chang.

Get him to cross the river | Our people will be waiting for you.

I get it.

What is it?

I want to see Tu.

Who're you?

Your father.

How dare you!

Hey... wait!

I knew you'd come to me.

Because heroes flock together.

Want a job, huh?

I'll recommend you to Shih.

You can be a fighting instructor | Lots of money.

$50000 a year | Like it?

I want $500000

That's my salary!

You want to replace me?

I want to be a lord too.

Not just a humble instructor.

All right.

But what will Shih say?

I'll give him... offer he can't refuse.

We'll see.

Move on.

This man's really something.

Shall we go then?

Right away.



So you're the...

...self-confident Yun Fei, huh?


And that's your gift to me?


Why aren't you on your knees?

My men all kneel before me | That's a rule.

Men who beg aren't heroes.

Your men may be cowards | Know only how to beg.

You got a point.

But my men aren't only loyal.

They're also competent.

Are you competent?

Kill him.

I'll kill you.

This is Ma Lieh.

Nicknamed Smiling Fox

This is the sentimental Tu Ching | Founder of the 'Hawk Fist' school.

Both you've met.

You've no right to be policemen.

You are murderers.

If one can't be a saint.

Why can't one be a devil?

You're neither though.


You're a loser.

I disagree.

You're already my prey.

Stop faking your identity.

Reverend Ta is my teacher.

He was my teacher too.

You want my head?

Yes, it's teacher's order.

I've killed many proud kids like you.

Let see what Ta has taught you.

Kid's stuff.

Meet my eight bodyguards.

Such a sloppy Shao Lin loser!

Come, kill me.

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John Woo

John Woo SBS (Ng Yu-Sum; born 1 May 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow motion. Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow (1986), The Killer (1989), Hard Boiled (1992), and Red Cliff (2008/2009). more…

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