R | | Action, Comedy, Drama
Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.
Donnie Yen was offered the role of Chin Bo, but turned it down to pursue his solo career.
Enough! Stop living in your past! What do you think you're doing here? Stop shoving me away! The past is what makes up who we are. Don't let it become your burden.
At the opening and closing scene of the film, Jet Li's character, Jun Bao (aka Zhang Sanfeng), is seen practicing Yang style Tai Chi in front of a large group of students. This would not have been possible because Jun Bao was born in the 12th century and Yang Tai Chi was not created until the 19th century.
Also missing from the U.S. version is a scene where Rev. Ling tries to put Junbao to sleep, while he's insane.
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