Shaolin Popey (1994)

Director


Main cast
Vivian Hsu; Hilary Tsui; Jimmy Lin Chih Ying

Genres
Comedy, Action

Description
A high school loser dreams of winning the heart of the principal's daughter, but his chances are slim as long as her bruiser boyfriend's around. Fortunately, a chance meeting with a pair of Shaolin-trained kids (previously seen in DRAGON FROM SHAOLIN) gives him the fighting skills needed to come out on top. An unusual but entertaining blending of teen romantic comedy and martial arts slapstick


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