A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Director:

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

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

Salut D'amour
Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by China Philharmonic
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The One is finally back!
6 August 2013 | by kennysiuuSee all my reviews

I saw the trailer and had my expectations set pretty high. In many ways I felt like this movie was more of a test run for Keanu. The story line was very generic but I love the big name Hong Kong actors. I wish he utilized them more but I guess for a kung fu movie cops can only have a minor sub- plot.

The movie's greatest strength was the amazing cinematography of each action sequence. I love how I can identify each style of fighting and enjoyed the clarity of each strike, grab and throw. Too bad Keanu can't pull out his matrix-self and show us he still got it.

I enjoyed this movie very much even with its flaws it is a solid kung fu movie. Kung fu movies are released fewer and fewer each year, and I hope Keanu can turn into a great kung-fu movie director and still continue his acting.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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