Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy


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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

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Director:

Stephen Chow

Writers:

Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang, Min Hun Fung, Chi Keung Fung, Marc Handler (dubbed version), Wei Lu

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Trivia

The line, "It's only an illusion, you can't scare me!" said by the Team Puma Leader (Vincent Kok) is in reference to Stephen Chow's earlier film, The God of Cookery (1996), in which Kok also says this line to Chow.


Quotes

Team Evil Coach Hung: Those American drugs work better than expected.


Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown before the credits.


Alternate Versions

Some of the changes to "Shaolin Soccer" found in the new Miramax U.S. cut:

  • The film has been shortened from 102 minutes to just over 80
  • The opening titles have been deleted. Replaced by main title over generic "Asian" background.
  • The opening B&W bribery scene between Golden Leg and Hung has been deleted.
  • A musical sequence with Sing and the gang outside of Mui's sweet roll shop has been reinstated.
  • Dialog has been removed between Sing and Iron Head during the club scenes, and the song they perform is in a major key, rather than the original minor key.
  • Also gone are some of the bottle-to-head smashes on Iron Head.
  • The vomit and fart gags have been deleted from Sing's first soccer attack in the streets.
  • All the initial meetings with the Brothers have been shortened.
  • The film is dubbed into English, thus not allowing time for the true translation of the screenplay. Dialog is often without the meaning the original version contained.
  • Sing's apartment scene is deleted.
  • The first of the two iterations of the "egg" joke with Little Brother and Iron Short during soccer training remains in the Miramax cut.
  • Golf course scene between Hung and Golden Leg has been cut out.
  • The final soccer match has a variety of cuts in it, mostly to take out the more extreme visuals featuring blood and violence.
  • A cover version of "Kung Fu Fighting" is used over the last scene of the film and the end credits, removing the score entirely.
  • References to Team Evil's use of illegal American drugs have been replaced with references to "training."


Soundtracks

Kung-fu Fighting
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Bus Stop, featuring Carl Douglas

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Sport

Details

Release Date:

12 July 2001

Language

Cantonese, Mandarin


Country of Origin

Hong Kong, China

Filming Locations

Shanghai, China

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,352,456 (France) (23 August 2002)

Gross:

$488,872 (USA) (22 August 2004)

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