Jingwu Chen Zhen

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Jingwu Chen Zhen
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Genre Martial arts, historical drama
Written by Wang Gong
Directed by Choi Jing-shing
Creative director(s) Stanley Kwan
Presented by Sheng Xiaodong
Wang Dafang
Xu Tianfu
Starring Jordan Chan
Dong Jie
Terence Yin
Chu Yinan
Norman Chu
Liu Zihao
Tang Yifei
Bryan Leung
Tony Liu
Wang Feihong
Liu Jiaoxin
Opening theme Tai Ho Si Chung Wah (大号是中华) performed by Tsui Siu-ming (in Cantonese)
Ending theme Li Ge (离歌) performed by Shin (in Mandarin)
Country of origin China
Hong Kong
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 30
Production
Executive producer(s) Yu Pei
Wang Zhizhong
Producer(s) Guo Jun
Jin Shuli
Deng Liwei
Location(s) China
Hong Kong
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Release
Original network TVB
First shown in 2008
Chronology
Preceded by Huo Yuanjia (2008)
Jingwu Chen Zhen
Traditional Chinese 精武陳真
Simplified Chinese 精武陈真
Literal meaning Chen Zhen of Jingwu

Jingwu Chen Zhen is a television series based on the story of Chen Zhen, a fictional student of the Chinese martial artist Huo Yuanjia. The series is a sequel to the 2008 television series Huo Yuanjia, with Jordan Chan reprising his role as Chen Zhen.

Plot[edit]

Chen Zhen was apparently shot to death after he killed Huo Yuanjia's murderers in Shanghai, as seen in the ending of Huo Yuanjia (2008). In this series, set in the early Republican era, Chen Zhen actually survived and had fled to Beiping (Beijing) with Huo Yuanjia's orphaned son, Huo Dongjue. He changes his name to "Cheng Zhi'en" and works as a servant in a martial arts school run by the Fang family. At the same time, he dedicates himself to raising Huo Dongjue while keeping a low profile to stay out of trouble and avoid being recognised. He starts a romantic relationship with Fang Zhixin, one of the Fang siblings. Chen Zhen is drawn into a rivalry between the Fang family and a Japanese dojo. Although he is reluctant to get involved in other things apart from looking after Huo Dongjue, he still helps the Fangs drive away the dojo's fighters on a few occasions in disguise as a masked man dressed in black. His true identity is eventually exposed and he is forced to go into hiding because he is still wanted by the authorities for what he did in Shanghai.

Initially, Chen Zhen is only concerned about raising Huo Dongjue and reviving the Jingwu School, Huo Yuanjia's legacy. However, over time, he begins to understand that he has a better purpose in life — to defend China from the aggressive Empire of Japan. He participates in missions to disrupt the Japanese's plans for invasion until the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 which marks the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War. On the night before the Japanese invaded Beiping, Chen Zhen rallies his allies to destroy the Japanese's secret base in the dojo. He sacrifices himself in the battle and becomes a martyr.

Cast[edit]

  • Jordan Chan as Chen Zhen
  • Dong Jie as Fang Zhixin
  • Terence Yin as Yagyū Shizukumo (Liusheng Jingyun)
  • Chu Yinan as Xu Yanru
  • Liu Zihao as Fang Zhiwei
  • Tang Yifei as Chiyo (Qiandai)
  • Norman Chu as Satō Kashirakawa (Zuoteng Bachuan)
  • Bryan Leung as Huangfu Yizhen
  • Tony Liu as Xu Yannong
  • Sun Yan as Fang Zhixiong
  • Wang Feihong as Lu Da'an
  • Liu Jiaoxin as Police Chief Jin
  • Guo Shengran as Huo Dongjue
  • Li Xiaoyan as Fang siblings' mother
  • Alan Ng as Yamamoto Hiro (Shanben Hong)
  • Jin Peng as Asami Sawa (Qianjian Ze)
  • Fang Ye as Zhang He

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