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Crippled Avengers (1978)

Can que (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | November 1981 (USA)
Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writers:

Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kuan-Tai Chan Kuan-Tai Chan ... Tao Tien-tu
Feng Lu ... Tao Sheng
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Chen Shun (as Kuo Chui)
Meng Lo ... Wei Da-ti
Chien Sun ... Hu Ah-kuei
Sheng Chiang ... Wang Yi
Lung Wei Wang ... Lin Yung
Chen-Tu Tan ... Master Law Bo
Tai-Ping Yu Tai-Ping Yu ... (Guest star)
Miao Ching ... Li Jing-ying
Helen Poon ... (Guest star) (as Ping-Chang Pan)
Dick Wei ... Tien Nan Tiger #1 of the Southern Sky (as Lung Tu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsi Chang
Shih-Ou Chang
Chih-Lu Chen Chih-Lu Chen
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Storyline

A wealthy kung fu expert, who is turned bitter and evil by the slaying of his wife and the loss of his son's hands, bullies a town through terror and force. They find pleasure and satisfaction by crippling those who stumble in their way. Four of those who are crippled, a hawker who is blinded, a blacksmith made mute and deaf, a drifter who loses his legs, and a fighter who loses his sanity, band together to use their disabilities to the best of their advantage. The four are tested time and time again, and demonstrate their strengths and abilities. Written by Chris Castellano <Chris_Castellano@Engelhard.com>

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortal Combat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was spoofed in Futurama: The Series Has Landed (1999), which an arcade game called "Mortal Kooperation" is seen and the arcade game mocks this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 16 minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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good one!
24 July 2001 | by roland26See all my reviews

From a completely martial arts stand point this movie rocks! The fight scenes are very very well done! The Chinese opera performers really did themselves credit.

As for the plot, well it is a typical kung fu theater movie, with the heroes battling incredible odds and adversity culminating in a good but rather short final battle

A must see for kung fu fans


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