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The Champions (1983)

Boh ngau (original title)
Ah Biao stars as an acrobatic country hick who must flee out of town after injuring a wealthy socialite during an innocent competition. While exploring the area, he runs into a soccer team who discovers his talents.

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Brandy Yuen

Writer:

Brandy Yuen (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ... Lee Tong
Moon Lee ... Fanny
Dick Wei ... King
Eddy Ko ... Tong's Uncle
Kwok Keung Cheung ... Suen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ching Po Chang
Tien Lung Chen ... (as Chan Tin-lung)
On Cheung On Cheung
Wah Cheung ... King's soccer player
Lee Chun-Wa ... Muscleman Arm-wrestling with Tung
Ging Man Fung
Biu Gam ... (as Piao Chin)
Pak-Kwong Ho
Keung-Kuen Lai Keung-Kuen Lai
Hsueh-Ming Liao Hsueh-Ming Liao
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Ah Biao stars as an acrobatic country hick who must flee out of town after injuring a wealthy socialite during an innocent competition. While exploring the area, he runs into a soccer team who discovers his talents.

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Comedy | Sport

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

11 October 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Disturbance Ox See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A classic for all the family.
7 June 2001 | by rehanyousuf15See all my reviews

This film is a must for everyone. This film is a wonderful blend of light comedy and the best football (soccer) action ever committed to celluloid. Despite the fact it stars an all-star cast, it has hardly any martial arts in the film (apart from one absolutely hilarious tango-fight scene!).

Yuen Biao stars as a an acrobatic country hick who accidentally injures a wealthy socialite during a hilarious pre-credits competition. After running away, he joins a soccer team who discovers his talents, and subsequently joins the team. Despite the martial arts adept cast, there is no virtually no martial arts in the film. In fact all the action choreography, provided by the fantastic Yuen Woo Ping stunt team, goes on the absolutely exhilarating, jaw dropping, soccer games. Yuen Biao, as usual, provides a wonderful performance while Dick Wei also provides a great portrayal as the arrogant soccer player villain. Moon Lee is also quite brilliant and beautiful as the sister of Yuen Biao's friend.

This is a treat for all the family. Unlike most family films, filled with too much sentimental rubbish with jokes only for the little kids. This film has no profanity, no blood and guts, no sex, yet it is a fantastic underrated classic for all the family. They don't make them like this anymore.


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