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True Legend (2010)

Su Qi-er (original title)
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Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writer:

Chi-long To (screenplay) (as Christine To)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wenzhuo Zhao ... Su Can / Su Qi-Er (as Vincent Zhao)
Xun Zhou ... Yuan Ying
Andy On ... Yuan Lie
Xiaodong Guo ... Colonel Ma
Jay Chou ... God of Wushu / Drunken God
Michelle Yeoh ... Dr. Yu
Xiaogang Feng ... Pickpocket
David Carradine ... Anthony
Cung Le ... Militia Leader
Chia-Hui Liu ... Old Sage (as Gordon Liu)
Ka-Yan Leung ... Su Wan-Kun
Jacky Heung ... Imperial Prince
Ni Yan ... Bar Owner
Will Liu ... Iron Lad (as Genghong Liu)
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang ... Iron Maiden
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Storyline

Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Saved from his demise by his wife Ying and the reclusive doctor Yu, Su resolves to perfect his technique so that he may defeat Yuan Lie and reunite his family. Suffering from visions that he aided in his training by two of the "Eight Immortals" in the form of the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage" master of Drunken Boxing. He embarks on the path that would eventually give rise to the legend of the "King of Beggars." Written by Sam Sung-Sang

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of battle violence and brutal fighting | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

9 February 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

True Legend See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,480,686
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Dr. Yu: Most people feel hate, without being aware of the value of life. One life is connected to many hearts.
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Alternate Versions

In the UK cuts were required to remove sight of unsimulated animal cruelty (in this case, a horse being tripped). Cuts required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more »

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Version of The Story of Drunken Master (1979) See more »

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Fun kung-fu wire movie, with an epic twist
13 September 2010 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

This Chinese general guy has it all. He has a wife (albeit a rather ugly one) and a child that he loves, he is a great wushu fighter and a general respected by all. Even the emperor likes him and offers him a governorship. But he wants peace and quiet with the family, so he retires.

And so the troubles begin. Everybody comes to beat him up and they usually manage to do it quite badly. People that he loves are hurt or die. He loses himself to alcohol and madness. However, he overcomes all and wins the day, even against honorless European wrestlers that like to kill Chinese fighters for fun. (doesn't this ever get old in Asia?)

The fighting scenes were really good, so as a kung-fu movie I have to rate it high. Everything else kind of sucked, though. The actors played badly, especially the obnoxious little kid that never dies! The music is filled with Chinese violins trying to inspire some emotion, but only managing exasperation. And all the characters are damn ugly and utterly annoying. You may not believe me, considering Michelle Yeoh is in the cast, but she has the shortest of roles.

Bottom line: a stupid roughneck goes through life brawling, getting drunk, hurting the woman that loves him and the child she begot, wallows in self pity, then brawls again. Not to fun, if you think about it, except the fighting scenes were well done.


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