Secret Rivals

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Secret Rivals
Traditional 南拳北腿
Cantonese naam4 kyun4 baak1 teoi2
Directed by James Nam
Ng See Yuen
Produced by Ng See-Yuen
Kwak Jeong-Hwan
Release date
  • 30 June 1976 (1976-06-30)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office $816,440.10[1]

Secret Rivals (Chinese: 南拳北腿) aka Northern Leg, Southern Fist aka Silver Fox Rivals is a 1976 kung fu film directed by James Nam and Ng See Yuen and starring Hwang Jang Lee, John Liu and Wong Tao. This Film Has 2 parts that Shot in location in South Korea (part.1) and China (in Part 2.)


Northern Leg (John Liu) travels across China thru Seoul to find the man responsible for the death of his parents. The culprit is none other than the Silver Fox (Hwang Jang Lee), a feared martial arts expert and bandit. Silver Fox has also caught the attention of Southern Fist (Wong Tao), a government agent. While Southern Fist and Northern Leg are both after the same man, they discover that alone they are no match for Silver Fox. The two heroes must combine their skills, knowing that it is the only way to gain success against their awesome adversary.

In the course of finding and defeating the Silver Fox, both Northern Leg and Southern Fist fall for the same woman, the daughter of the owner of the inn they stay at for the duration of the movie. Throughout the movie they both vie for her attention, asking questions of the butler at the inn and a child who follows Southern Fist throughout the film.



  1. ^ "The Secret Rivals (1976)". HKMDB. HKMDB. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 

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