Martial Arts of Shaolin

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Martial Arts Of Shaolin
Original Hong Kong film poster
Traditional 南北少林
Simplified 南北少林
Mandarin Nánběi Shàolín
Cantonese Naam4 Bak1 Siu3 Lam4
Directed by Lau Kar-leung
Produced by Fu Qi
Written by Si Yeung-ping
Starring Jet Li
Wong Chau-yin
Hu Jianqiang
Yu Chenghui
Yu Hai
Cinematography Tsao An-sung
Distributed by Shaw Brothers Studio
Pearl River Film
Release dates
  • 1 February 1986 (1986-02-01)
Running time 89 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Mandarin
Box office HK $18,106,589.00

Martial Arts Of Shaolin (Chinese: 南北少林; pinyin: Nán Běi Shàolín, lit. "South North Shaolin") aka Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin is a 1986 Hong Kong martial arts film. It is notable as the only collaboration between film director Lau Kar-Leung and actor Jet Li. It was later released on Region 1 DVD by The Weinstein Company under the Dragon Dynasty imprint.


The film is the third part of the successful 'Shaolin' film series which began with the 1982 Shaolin Temple and was followed by Kids From Shaolin (1984). However, although it stars many Mainland actors from either or both predecessor films (Jet Li, Yu Chenghui, Yu Hai, Hu Jianqiang and Huang Qiuyan), Martial Arts Of Shaolin uses a Shaw Brothers Hong Kong production crew, in contrast to the other two films (which are Hong Kong-funded but are shot by a Mainland director with a Mainland crew).


  • Jet Li - Zhi Ming
  • Wong Chau-yin - Si Ma Yan
  • Hu Jianqiang - Chao Wei
  • Yu Chenghui - Lord He Suo
  • Yu Hai - Master Shi Ren
  • Sun Jiankui - Lord He's bodyguard
  • Lau Waai-leung - Lord He's bodyguard
  • Ji Chunhua - Lord He's bodyguard
  • Mak Wai-cheung - Wei Fang
  • Cheung Gin-man
  • Yan Di-hua - Master Wu Lou
  • Zhang Jian-wen - Head Abbot
  • Hung Yan-yan - Shaolin student

Box office[edit]

Martial Arts Of Shaolin performed moderately well at the Hong Kong box office, grossing HK $18,106,589.

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