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Shaolin soccer (Kung-fu soccer; Siu lam juk kau) - Stephen Chow, Man Tat Ng, Yin Tse

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Movie propaganda

Get ready to kick some grass.

Sing (Stephen Chow), a street cleaner with high hopes for Shaolin kung-fu, he sees everyday applications for the martial arts and is keen to bring them to the world. Finding the right means to promote his beloved kung-fu, however, is no easy task. when singing and dancing proves a fruitless pitch, sing strikes gold with the help of former football ace and aspiring coach "Golden Leg" Fung (Man Tat Ng).

Crippled in an on-field assault decades earlier, Fung's now living on the streets after years serving former team mate Hung (Yin Tse) since a match-fixing incident. Having found out Hung's involvement in breaking his famous leg, Hung's ready to set up a team to take on his rival's evil team. Sing picks up on the Shaolin promotion value in premier league football, and his martial arts skills and powerhouse kicks are a great start for a team.

Soon Sing rounds up his Shaolin ace mates to bring up the numbers. With a football team boasting the physical prowess of the empty hand, iron shirt, hooking leg and weight vest skills, and a healthy greed for winning, the gang go head-to-head with Hung's evil team in the championship arena.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy martial arts Shaolin soccer football

Persons of interest

  • Stephen Chow .... Sing
  • Man Tat Ng .... "Golden Leg" Fung
  • Yin Tse .... Hung
  • Vicki Zhao .... Mui
  • Yut Fei Wong .... Iron Head
  • Kwok Kuen Chan .... Empty Hand
  • Lam Chi Chung .... Weight Vest
  • Chi-Sing Lam .... Hooking Leg
  • Kai Man Tin .... Iron Shirt
  • Lik-Chi Lee .... Screenwriter
  • Kan-Cheung Tsang .... Screenwriter
  • Stephen Chow .... Screenwriter
  • Stephen Chow .... Director
  • Lik-Chi Lee .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Shaolin soccer is more about special effects and promoting kung-fu careers than it is about the magic of The World Game™. For soccer, watch SBS instead. For kung-fu, watch Crouching tiger, hidden dragon instead.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: Cantonese, English, German, Italian
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Subtitles: English captions, English closed captions, German, Italian

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence, drug use)

Surveillance time

87 minutes (1:27 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 29 July 2004
DVD retail: 10 November 2004
VHS retail: 10 November 2004
DVD retail: 16 March 2005

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