A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.
|李连杰 (Jet Li)||饰||Jue Yuan (as Lianjie Li)|
|于海 (Hai Yu)||饰||Tan Zong Shi Fu|
|于承惠 (Chenghui Yu)||饰||Wng Renze (as Cheng-Hui Yu)|
|丁岚 (Lan Ding)||饰||Bai Wuxia|
|胡坚强 (Jianqiang Hu)||饰||Wu Kong|
|Chung Yuen Motion Picture Company|
|发行公司||World Video & Supply Inc. (VHS releaser) (DVD) (United States)|
|C.A.V. Distribution (DVD distributor) (All media) (United States)|
|Tapeworm Video Distributors (VHS distributor) (DVD) (United States)|
|东宝东和 (1982) (Theatrical) (Japan)|
- The scene when actor 孙建魁 plays the drunken pole was shot 48 times.
- This is 李连杰's debut film. His salary then was RMB 1 per day of shoot.
- The film grossed over RMB 10 million at a time when a ticket cost 0.1 to 0.15 RMB. Over 70 million tickets were sold. An estimated 50 million audience watched it during its theatrical run in Mainland China.