Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Se ying diu sau) (Eagle's Shadow) (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Se ying diu sau) (Eagle's Shadow) (1978)





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The Eagle's Shadow is a Jackie Chan vehicle, which should place it in the "need we say more?" category. Chan plays an orphan who saves the life of an old begger. Fortunately for the plot, the derelict turns out to be a master in the art of Snake-Fist fighting. He passes his expertise along to Chan, who sets about righting wrongs and avenging dishonors. For those not partial to chop socky, The Eagle's Shadow is garnished with the usual doses of Jackie Chan slapstick.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Jackie Chan
as Chien Fu
Hwang Jang Li
as Shangkuan I-yun
Simon Yuen Siu-tien
as Pai Chang-tien
Dean Shek
as Teacher Li
Roy Horan
as Russian
Hark-On Fung
as Snake Fist Schoolmaster
Siu Tien Yuen
as Grandmaster Pai Cheng-Cheh
Huang Cheng Li
as Lord Sheng Kuan
Hsu Hsia
as Su Chen
Chen Yao-Lin
as Master Hung (Hung Wei School)
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Saw this on Crackle a few weeks ago and it had Jackie Chan in it too. First the dubbing is okay and the movie starts with 2 rival masters seeing who will win. This is also some of Jackie Chan's early work, the choreography is good and Jackie Chan looks kind of young in this movie. He starts out s an orphan being bullied by his classmates until he befriends and old guy. The old guy gets into a fight with some of the students and Jackie tries to help him. Then a white preacher comes by to break up the fight and then after that old guy teaches Jackie how to fight. Old guy teaches him by trying to get Jackie to take a bowl from him. Old guy also teaches Jackie some steps and moves he put on the ground too. After that old guy and white preacher see each other and old guy tries to avoid him. Then old guy fights an Eagle student in the Snake training grounds and both him and white preacher try to kill him but old guy escapes. Old guy then get's healed by Jackie and he teaches him Kung Fu. A bit later Jackie's school gets into a fight another school then Jackie's school master goes to the rival school's ace. The ace tries to kill the master but Jackie stops him and then they fight and Jackie wins. Then when Jackie gets back home he meets one of old guys so called friends. Then after that there's a scene where a cat fights a cobra and kills it. Old guy and Jackie meet in some field where they encounter the so called friend and white preacher which is some fighter from Russia. After they're defeated Jackie's school master tires to stop them thinking he poisoned them. He didn't and I think Jackie and old guy walk off somewhere, I'm not sure since the ending was like all Kung Fu movies. It's still pretty good early work for Jackie Chan and if your a fan if his movies this is required at least that's what Crackle said.

Nick Retzlaff
Nick Retzlaff

Groundbreaking kung-fu comedy that is more comedy than kung-fu. Some good slapstick and ridiculous sound effects, and a historical turning point for Jackie. Fights/stunts: -------------- washing the floor (doesn'r sound like much but some great inventive agility) old man moves Jackie's body through kung-fu motions like a puppet during street fight final one-on-one where he breaks out the Snake in Eagle's Shadow style

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Doctor Strangeblog

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Good kung fu comedy genre. It's completely bare-bones production. This movie still enthralls cinema cultists, and it will surely open a whole new frontier for mainstream cinephiles.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

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