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Sum Cheung (writer)
Wilson Tong (co-writer)
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May 1980 (USA) See more »
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A snake style expert travels the lands, imposing his mastery on others, until he runs into a monkey expert living on the edge of a small town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
John Cheung ... Liang (as Ng-Leung Cheung)
Chiu-Sing Hau ... Teacher Ho
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ming-Wai Chan
Yao Lin Chen
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Chok Chow Cheung
Chi Cheng Ho
King Chu Lee
Hung Liang
Hsin Shen
Pomson Shi
Tien Hsi Tang ... Master Yan (as Tang Tien Si)
Wilson Tong ... Hired killer
Chor Lam Tsang
Fat Wan

Directed by
Sum Cheung 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sum Cheung  writer
Wilson Tong  co-writer

Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou 
Cinematography by
Tony Fan 
Film Editing by
Kung-Wing Fan 
Makeup Department
Shao-Hua Lai .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hsing-Fan Lin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chi-Hsing Li .... assistant director
Art Department
Yung-Hsi Tseng .... props (as Yung Sih Chen)
Hsin Shen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Wilson Tong .... stunt coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chi Li .... costumer
Other crew
Alex Gouw .... presenter
Hui Lu .... script supervisor (as Wai Lo)
Wing Lok John Ng .... martial arts choreographer

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Also Known As:
"Snake Fist vs. the Dragon" -
"Snake In The Monkey's Shadow" - International (imdb display title)
"Snake in the Monkey's Shadow" - Hong Kong (English title) (imdb display title)
"La serpiente a la sombra del mono" - Peru (imdb display title), Spain
"2 tödliche Fäuste im Schatten der Schlange" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"Cuore di leone, palma d'acciaio" - Italy
"La serpiente en la sombra del mono" - Spain
"O Punho da Serpente" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"To kitrino fidi tou karate" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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USA:100 min (DVD)
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Referenced in I Am Nick Robinson (2007)See more »


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Kung-Fu Action - Kiiiya, 27 May 1999
Author: Mike ( from Chicago

This is a pretty decent flick. Classic Kung Fu at its best (or worst, depends on how you look at it). The great Mobus would approve.

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