Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

Total votes: 285

Director: Yuen Woo Ping

Screenwriter: Ng See Yuen

Rank: #3482

Country: Hong Kong

Native Title: 蛇形刁手

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Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: Snake Form Trick Hand, Snake-shaped hand, She Xing Diao Shou, Se Ying Diu Sau

Genre: Comedy, Martial Arts


Chien Fu, an orphan adopted by a kung-fu school, is overworked as their janitor and abused by the kung fu teachers as a walking punching bag. Chien befriends an old beggar by offering him a meal and a place to stay. Unknown to Chien, the old beggar is actually the last surviving master of the Snake-style of kung fu. The old man is on the run from the Eagle Claw clan, whichis viciously killing off all of the rival Snake-style kung fu masters. Seeing that Chien is being abused, the old man teaches Chien the footwork of snake style which enables one to avoid an opponent’s attacks.

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