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Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Siu Lam juk kau (original title)
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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director:

Stephen Chow

Writers:

Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang (as Tsang Kan Cheong) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Chow ... Mighty Steel Leg Sing
Man-Tat Ng ... Golden Leg Fung (as Ng Mang Tat) (as Mang Tat Ng)
Wei Zhao ... Mui (as Vicki Zhao)
Yin Tse ... Team Evil Coach Hung (as Patrick Tse Yin)
Hui Li Hui Li ... Banana Peel Girl
Cecilia Cheung ... Team Moustache Player 1
Karen Mok ... Team Moustache Player 2
Vincent Kok ... Team Puma Leader
Kai Man Tin ... Iron Shirt Tin (Third Brother)
Yat-Fei Wong ... Iron Head (First Brother) (as Wong Kai Yue)
Tze Chung Lam ... Light Weight (Small Brother) (as Lam Tze Chung)
Kwok-Kwan Chan ... Lightning Hands (Fourth Brother) (as Chan Kwon Kwan)
Mei Lin Mo Mei Lin Mo ... Hooking Leg (Second Brother)
Ming Ming Zhang Ming Ming Zhang ... Little Hung
Pu Ye Dong Pu Ye Dong ... Little Fung
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Storyline

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist. Written by ravedragon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for martial arts action and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

12 July 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Soccer See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,167, 4 April 2004

Gross USA:

$488,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,776,760
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (original U.S. theatrical release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (US version)| DTS (US version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All of the "bullet time"-like effects in this film were done by only two motion picture cameras, and all the "still" frames were generated with a computer. See more »

Quotes

Team Evil Coach Hung: Those American drugs work better than expected.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the US theatrical version, Chinese text that appears on objects in the film has been digitally altered so that it is in English, (examples: the "Shaolin Forever" sign, the Time Magazine ad.) See more »

Connections

Referenced in One Hit Wonderland: Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ti chu ge wei lai
(Kick to the Future)
Composed by Kwok-Leung Chan
Arranged by Terry Chan
Lyrics by Andy Lau
Performed by Andy Lau
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User Reviews

WONDERFUL, FUNNY!!
12 September 2002 | by Fanetten_FaerieSee all my reviews

I just recently saw this movie with my father and brother, and we couldnt stop laughing! to be honest, i think this is a very good movie, asian movies are even better than many hollywood "masterpieces". This one, in special, has great FX, a good sense of humor and the actors are great. I recommend this movie if you like soccer or if you wish to spend a very good time with your friends. Congratulations to chinese movie makers for this great and amazing film!


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