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Boxer from Shantung (1972)

Ma Yong Zhen (original title)
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.

Directors:

Cheh Chang (as Chang Cheh), Hsueh Li Pao

Writers:

Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuan Tai Chen ... Ma Yung Chen (introducing)
Li Ching ... Chin Ling-tzu
David Chiang ... Tan Sze (guest star)
Mario Milano Mario Milano ... Russian Boxer (as Ma Lan Nu)
Ching Tien ... Li Tsai-chun - Champion 3 (guest star)
Feng Ku ... Chang Chin-fa - Champion 2
Nan Chiang ... Yang Shuang
Yi Feng ... Fan A-ken - Champion 1
Kang-Yeh Cheng ... Hsiao Chiang-pei
Ching Wang ... Lu Pu - Champion 4
Hao Chen ... Mr. Chin
Shang Yun Liang Shang Yun Liang
Yen Tsan Tang Yen Tsan Tang
Lao Shen ... Innkeeper
Wen Tai Li
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Storyline

Ma Yung Cheng leaves Shantung, trying to find better fortune in Shanghai, trusting his youth and physical valour. He meets friendship with Hsiai Chiang Pei, and love (CHING LI), and fate has him meet, and find employment with a local gangster. He defeats an undefeatable Foreign Champion, then three champions at once, only to fall into a trap set up by gangster arch-rival Yang Shuang... Written by Artemis-9

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He killed to survive...and kill again!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

11 February 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer from Shantung See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The famous final fight when Ma Yong Zhen takes on the hatchet gang took 10 days to complete. See more »

Goofs

When the boss is dropped off to fight, overhead power lines are visible behind the driver. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Chin: Lingzi, you have a lady's temper, but a maid's destiny.
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Alternate Versions

U.S. release is heavily edited, missing at least thirty minutes of storyline and excessive violence. The final showdown at the tea house is extremely edited in the U.S. release due to it's violent content. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) See more »

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Sort of a big deal and worth seeing
12 May 2012 | by petepSee all my reviews

This is basically a kung fu Scarface type of story. Chen Kuan Tai gets an "Introducing" credit in what I believe to be his first starring role. He was great, and gets even better in future movies. David Chiang has a key role and as always was the coolest guy on screen. The version I saw was uncut, which is my favorite word for movies, though it did feel a bit long. I don't think anything was worth cutting out though. I feel sorry for those stuck with a version shorter by a half hour. My favorite supporting actor of the era, Ku Feng, was in this too, but if I told you I watched 2 Shaw Brothers movies today and he was in both... well, this shouldn't be a surprise. That guy worked his ass off and the odds of such an occurrence are quite high!


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