Kids from Shaolin (1984)

Kids from Shaolin (a.k.a. Shaolin Temple 2: Kids From Shaolin) is a comedy/action story that takes place in the late Ming Dynasty. The movie revolves around two families; the Bao family with their nine daughters are members of Wudang, and the Long family of ten boys and are members of Shaolin. Much action and hilarity ensues with the interaction between the two families and some local bandits.

I found this film a much needed break from many of the martial arts films I have been watching.  It was light hearted, fun, and contained some great action sequences. Jet Li is charismatic as ever and although a mostly kid cast can be unbearable, I found them to be good actors.  Although sometimes called Shaolin Temple 2: Kids From Shaolinthe movie is not actually a sequel to Shaolin Temple (1982) even if it was also directed by Chang Hsin-yen and also staring Jet Li, Yu Chenghui, Yu Hai and Ding Lan.

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Jet Li Lian-Jie (The Master, Once Upon a Time in China, Hero) as San Lung
Wong Chau-Yin (Martial Arts of Shaolin, The Top Lady of Sword, The Tale of a Heroine) as San Feng
Yue Hoi (Dragons of the Orient, The Tai-Chi Master, Shaolin) as Lung / Er Long
Yu Cheng-Hui (Martial Arts of Shaolin, A Battle of Wits, The Four 3) as Pao Sheng-Feng / Wu Tang Dad
Ding Laam (General Invincible, Shaolin Brothers) as Yee Feng / Er Feng
Ji Chun-Hua (Fong Sai Yuk II, New Shaolin Temple, The Spirit of the Swords) as One-eyed bandit
Woo Gin-Keung (Shaolin Temple, Martial Arts of Shaolin, Drunken Master III) as Yee Lung
Sun Jian-Kui (The Tai-Chi Master, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, The White-Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom) as Bandit in white

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