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Painted Faces (1988)

Qi xiao fu (original title)
TV-PG | | Drama | 10 November 1988 (Hong Kong)
The story of Beijing Opera School, its teacher Master Yu and his students.

Director:

Alex Law

Writers:

Mabel Cheung (as Yuen-Ting Cheung), Alex Law
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Credited cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Master Yu
Ching-Ying Lam ... Wah
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Ching
John Sham ... Stagehand (Guest star)
Wu Ma ... Film Director (Guest star) (as Ma Ng)
Tien-Hsing Li Tien-Hsing Li ... Cheng Lung's mother (Guest star) (as Mary Li)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Jing Chan Chi-Jing Chan
Jackie Chan ... Self
Pui-Yin Chan Pui-Yin Chan
Wen-Lung Chang Wen-Lung Chang ... Cheng Lung, 'Chan' as teenager
Chan-Nin Chow Chan-Nin Chow
Wai-Ming Chu Wai-Ming Chu
Yam-Fai Chu Yam-Fai Chu
Chin-jen Chung Chin-jen Chung ... Samo, 'Big brother' as teenager
Chan-Ban Fung Chan-Ban Fung
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Storyline

This is a story about the Peking Opera School that Jackie Chan, Samo Hung and Yuen Biao (the Lucky Stars) attended as young men. The story is about their teacher Master Yu and his school. Written by Joyce Uyeno <joycemu@earthlink.net>

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Drama

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Trivia

In reality Master Yu did not call the boy who would later become Sammo Kam-Bo Hung "Sammo". In fact, Sammo did not take on that name until sometime after he had left the school and that the name came from a heavy-set cartoon character that was popular in Hong Kong at the time.

During Sammo's time as a student he, like all of Master Yu's students, had to take a name that featured "Yuen" within it; his was Yuen Lung. Sammo and many of the others dropped their Yuen names, but some, such as Biao Yuen and Wah Yuen, actually did retain their opera names for their film careers. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some prints include an epilogue members of the original Peking Opera School in Hong Kong troupe, including Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen and Corey Yuen, attending a party for the real Master Yu. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003) See more »

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The story of Sammo Hung growing up in the Chinese Opera.
21 June 2003 | by the_cheese_23See all my reviews

This is NOT a Sammo Hung action movie. See it anyways. This is the story of a Chinese opera troop and their harsh master (played by Sammo). The troop in question is the one that produced such greats as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao. There is very little action in this movie, it is a drama. Sammo plays a VERY hard teacher, but he conveys a level of love for his pupils that makes his harsh treatment of them seem very difficult on him. This is Sammo's best drama. It is a coming of age tale, a biography, and a very moving film.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

10 November 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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