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Shaolin Abbot


This fast-paced kung-fu actioner only flags slightly in the last half hour but is otherwise exciting with far-out trick stunts (ie., jumping backwards up some stairs, carrying buckets). The setting is the beginning of the Qing (Ch'ing) -- a foreign dynasty -- when loyalists to the preceding Chinese Ming royal house were still around. Qisan (David Chiang) has been a monk at the Shaolin temple for two decades. The abbot asks him to get plans for...more