Cat vs Rat

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Cat vs. Rat
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MandarinYù Māo Sān Xì Jĭn Máo Shŭ
CantoneseJyu6 Maau1 Saam1 Hei3 Gam2 Mou4 Syu2
Directed byLiu Chia-liang
Produced byMona Fong
Written byI Kuang
StarringAlexander Fu Sheng
Adam Cheng
Kara Hui
Hsiao Ho
Gordon Liu
Lydia Shum
Lau Kar-wing
CountryHong Kong

Cat vs. Rat is a Shaw Brothers martial arts-comedy film directed by Lau Kar Leung, starring Alexander Fu, Adam Cheng, Kara Hui and Hsiao Ho. The plot is loosely based on the 19th century wuxia classic novel The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants.


Baak Juktong and Zin Ciu were martial arts students of the same sifu, Si Daatfu. They quarreled and fought incessantly over who had the most powerful kungfu. Baak saved the emperor, traveling in the region in plain clothes, but did not believe his identity when the emperor offered him officialdom. Later, Zin also saved the emperor, who appointed him imperial sword-bearing guard with the title "Royal Cat". Jealous and infuriated, especially because his nickname was "Brocade-Coated Rat" (rats were known as cat food), Baak and his four sworn brothers — Zoeng Ping the "River-Overturning Rat", Ceoi Hing the "Mountain-Boring Rat", Hon Zoeng the "Earth-Piercing Rat" and Lou Fong the "Sky-Penetrating Rat" — plotted to steal the imperial jade seal from the emperor to embarrass Zin.

Cast and Characters (in order of appearance)[edit]

Note: The characters' names are in Cantonese (Jyutping) romanisation. Mandarin (Pinyin) romanisation is included in parentheses when helpful.

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