5 Superfighters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
5 Superfighters
Hong Kong Poster
Directed by Mar Lo
Produced by Mona Fong
Starring Chiu-sing Hau
Music by Eddie Wang
Cinematography Chao Lin
Edited by Hsing-lung Chiang
Bao-Hua Fang
Release date
  • 1 September 1978 (1978-09-01)
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

5 Superfighters is a 1978 Shaw Brothers martial arts film about a kung fu expert who goes around to different schools correcting "bad kung fu".


Trouble arrives in town when a cloaked kung-fu expert sets about embarrassing local masters with his exceptional ability. After meeting a humble, unassuming master and his three eager students, the fighter continues his arrogant mission and leaves another few reputations in tatters. The defeated master stumbles away with his pupils, but is left shattered by his complete loss of face. It is this dejected state that persuades his three students to look for revenge against the mysterious wanderer. However, they are well aware of their limitations and decide to split up in the search for worthy masters.

The first avenger meets an eccentric Crane style master who easily beats him during a fight. After some persuasion, the master accepts the newcomer and decides to teach him the precise Crane movements. The second meets a bean curd seller and her blind father. An initial misunderstanding is turned into a teaching opportunity when the second student is taught legwork by the high-kicking woman. Finally, the third is given a chance to learn pole-fighting from a fisherman after a failed attempt to steal his fish. This opening animosity also turns into a fruitful teacher/student relationship. Meanwhile, the original shamed master is also preparing his skills and, in between drinking bouts, sharpens up his swordplay skills. With each of the four now galvanized by this period of teaching, they are now ready to meet their tormentor.


External links[edit]