Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words"

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Dr. Wai in "The Scripture With No Words"
Film poster
Directed by Ching Siu-tung
Produced by Tsai Mu-ho
Written by Lam Wai-lun
Sandy Shaw Lai-king
Starring Jet Li
Rosamund Kwan
Charlie Yeung
Takeshi Kaneshiro
Music by Frankie Chan
Cinematography Tom Lau
Edited by Angie Lam
Marco Mak
Win's Entertainment
Eastern Production
Distributed by Win's Entertainment
Release date
14 March 1996
Running time
90 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$13,847,368

Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words" (Chinese: 冒險王; Cantonese Yale: Mo him wong; literally: "Adventure King") is a 1996 Hong Kong action film directed by Ching Siu-tung and starring Jet Li.

It won the Golden Horse Award for "Best Visual Effects" and was nominated at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards for "Best Action Choreography".

During the production, a fire destroyed HK$10 million worth of sets, resulting in severe budget problems. In an attempt to limit the damage, a special export version was cut (which omitted parts that seemed too Chinese) to attract international audiences.


A pulp serial author with numerous personal problems resulting in a serious case of writer's block, temporarily escapes reality by living vicariously through one of his lead characters in a story about a quest for a mythical scripture. This story within a story has Jet Li up against an enormous mutant rat, Japanese sumo wrestlers and ninjas, although the pen is mightier than the sword (or metal grill, as it were) in this film by famed director Ching Siu-tung.(Note the beginning description of the plot given here seems to be different from the English dubbed version).


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