Siu lam juk kau (2001)

 


 

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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. Full summary »

Genre: Action,Comedy,Sport

Siu lam juk kau (2001)
   
Release Date: 12 July 2001 (Hong Kong)
Country: Hong Kong , China
Director: Stephen Chow
Cast:
  • Stephen Chow
  • Man Tat Ng
  • Wei Zhao
  • Yin Tse
  • Hui Li
  • Cecilia Cheung
  • Karen Mok
  • Vincent Kok
  • Kai Man Tin
  • Chi Chung Lam
  • Kwok-Kwan Chan
  • Chi Ling Chiu
  • Ming Ming Zhang
  • Pu Ye Dong
  • Shi Zi Yun


34 Responses to Siu lam juk kau (2001)

  1. brok_007
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    Am I the only one that thinks Shaolin Soccer was heaps better than Kung-Fu Hustle? It seemed like there was a whole lot of charm to this movie that just wasn’t there in KFH, not to mention Shaolin Soccer would have still seemed original if it wasn’t a comedy, whereas KFH seems like another generic beat-em-up with a few funny CGI shots. Anyone agree/disagree?

  2. kseifner
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    Does anybody know where I can pick up a copy of the deluxe edition Shaolin Soccer, because all I have been able to find is the copy that Miramax did some surgery on.

  3. frAnkzOnE
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    I mean did it bring some interest to you for the game? It IS the No.1 sport in the world you know…and for good reasons.

    Some say it is not big in the US because TV stations can’t make profit allowing a 45min half time without comercials, and also due to the fact of short attention span of American viewers…hence low broadcasting low acceptance. I don’t know about that, but it does seem among the favorite sports of Americans, quite many are shall we say fast-paced with alota goals…

    I’m not arguing anything here…for a football(soccer) game, it takes at least 90 min and sometimes without even one goal(not like in the movie), but it’s not dull, far from it, it takes extreme skills and physical fitness and the suspence building up is where the fun is. Seen those soccer fanatics and fans? that’s heaven on earth…

  4. sergio-halaby
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    For me, there are two hillarious scenes.

    1. When the second goalie was confronted with Team Evil’s entire team, and he picks up his phone to call his lover, only we realize that he’s talking to her husband, and asks him to deliver to her what he said.

    2. When baldie girl comes in as a Goalie at the end, and goes to the opponents goal and stands next to him.

    hahahahaha Just thinking about these two makes me laugh right now.

  5. jayskitstar
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    Just posted up a review of this insane movie, so check it out if you have the time.

    http://thelucidnightmare.blogspot.com/2010/03/review-shaolin-soccer.ht ml

    I’m runnin this monkey farm now !!

  6. chyau-00
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    I have been a diehard fan of Stephen Chow for a very long time and it’s very sad to see his movies go to waste with the horrible subtitles that were provided. I really wanted to show my gf (who don’t understand cantonese) this movie, but I couldn’t let myself show her the ‘official’ subtitles.

    So, I have taken the liberty and found one of those ‘try before you buy’ versions..and wrote new subtitles for it.

    In short, I have uploaded my version of the subtitles for anyone else who don’t understand cantonese but would like to get the most out of this film.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N7WREZVW

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=048KRLWB

    I’ve tried translating this movie to the best of my abilities and if there are any comments or concerns, I’d gladly hear them.

    Enjoy!

    Note:

    The subtitles are for the extended version which is separated into disk1 and disk2.

    To use these srt files, simply rename them to have the same name as the video you found, and play it using mpc (media player classic).

  7. luu503
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    there was one pose who if i remember correctly was stephen chow who was shot down (figuratively) i think when he was talking to the bum coach and he stood there with one leg crossing the other and making a gun with his hand over his chest and his other arm at his hip.

    the other pose is when they try to recruit the goalie in his shack and he tells them to go drink or something to that extent (i havent seen this movie in about 8 years) and he does a little flashy pose.

    just wondering if anyone has a picture of these poses i tried looking it up on google but no luck.

  8. kseifner
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    Does anybody know what theatrical movie(s) had the trailer for Shaolin Soccer placed before it, because I saw a trailer for this movie before it came out?

  9. jordanwalwyn1
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    Please someone enlighten me as to How in the world this movie got rated a 7.3. It was painfully bad

    It’s not the cards that your dealt but rather how you’re playing your cards

  10. Zeno_of_Elea
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    Hello,

    I’ve just watched the film and I thought it was quite bad. Most of the film was ok but the last part (the final game) really didn’t work for me. Maybe part of the reason is that I watched the dubbed version and this certainly affected my enjoyment of the overall film. Also, being an avid ‘soccer’ fan I was less than impressed with some of the on pitch scenes. I think I expected too much from the film – I thought a combination of kung fu and soccer would be interesting but it turned out to be a bit over the top.

    That’s just my opinion, take it or leave it.

    However, the reason I posted is because I was surprised by the amount of good reviews and positive comments on this board.

    Am I missing something?

    Is it a case of finding it funnier the second time round?

    Should I watch the non-dubbed version?

    Any useful insights are appreciated.

  11. RoksTnicJuicMgic
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    Hi, my favorite part has to be when Sing kept throwing the eggs to get LightWeight to away from him. Now that my turn is over, what is your favorite?

  12. sakuraskiies
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    I wanted to see pretty face with her long hair playing soccer!

  13. Now_known_as
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    He wasn’t a gigantic ass like the rest of his team. He just like "Mmm, your goal is on that side" with the courteous hand gesture and everything.

    Buuuuuut he’s the one who gets totally stripped naked when he tries to stop that last cyclone kick. Poor guy.

    Anyone else feel that way?

  14. alecton99
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    MIRAMAX *beep* up big time with Shaolin Soccer, and no doubt with other releases.

    It warms my heart that Karma does indeed exist.

    Stepeh Chow rules and the only way I could ever see the film in the early 2000’s was through the internet and in ITS FULL VERSION, so… all the money that MIRAMAX could have made with this film from the beginning cost them in the long run.

    I saw Shaolin Soccer at a friend’s house in 2002 over the internet, we had a great time and over a year later I kept reading that the film was finally going to get distribution in cinemas… but… the day never really came. So I could never shell out money to pay for it because the option was never given to me.

    All hail the option piracy gives you, because some distributors are too dumb for their own good.

    R.I.P MIRAMAX (Rest in PISS)

    Long Live Stephen Chow

  15. jmalmsten
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    I’ve heard about them using two cameras and getting the bullet-time-effect but I have not been quite able to wrap my head around it completely.

    The only solution I find is to set them up quite far apart (at least wider than normal stereoscopic 3D-shooting), getting the same shot from different angles and then do a kind of image-based 3D-carving and texturing based on the images from the two cameras.

    Anyone have any insight on this matter?

  16. johnnycrulez
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    Is it just me, or does the music in the end when the last goal the opposing team shoots is blocked sound similair to a piece of music from the Lion King?

  17. tobisama
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    How could anyone make a great damage to a movie editing so funny and important parts……80 minutes it’s almost a crime….it s like rip off pages of a book….so find the complete version of this film.

  18. supersaiyonvegita
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    It wasn’t on the ost, if anyone knows it i would really appreciate it.

    thank you

    – it is not this song

    http://www.imeem.com/people/ngyg1/music/9OTL_5XS/andy_lau_shaolin_soccer_ending/

  19. thaggas12
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    I have a three year-old that loves soccer and I really like Kung Fu Hustle. Is there anything in this that would be inappropriate for a three-year old?

    ———————-

    It’s a candy dish, Ned. Ninety dollars.

  20. onthemightofprinces
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    While I found this movie to be mostly fantastic, there was one thing that I didn’t quite understand.

    What was the deal about Sing and Miu burgeoning relationship. To begin with he made every effort to make her feel special and to woo her in other ways and then when she actually starts to reciprocate his feelings "Is this love", then he completely disses her.

    All this to end up as a "couple" in the final montage.

    The only thing I can figure is that couple in the end was not a romantic term and Sing respected Miu because of her Wu-shu and didn’t find her of romantic interest. Is this interpretation correct?

    It’s curtains for you. Lacy, gently wafting curtains.

  21. Am_2410
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    Check out this hilarious Parody of the movie ! haha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zebzrcAqmH0

  22. bonthan-1
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    There is one guy in the movie that looks like bruce lee (just the face though)

  23. Tsubasa1989
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    This movie is obviously inspired from Captain Tsubasa.

    Kojiro’s Tiger Shoot. It was awesome.

  24. reinvdbergh_
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    Having just seen this movie on DVD (which I bought for only a few measily euros) and loving every single second of it, I was in shock when I read the list of changes that Miramax did to this movie.

    – The film has been shortened from 102 minutes to just over 80

    (Uhm, why do you cut a perfectly balanced film to Disney length?)

    – The opening titles have been deleted. Replaced by main title over generic "Asian" background.

    (What? Too much of a cultural difference for the studio? Open up your minds and leave them there. It’s all part of Asian cinema)

    – The opening B&W bribery scene between Golden Leg and Hung has been deleted.

    (YOU MISS THE ENTIRY *beep* POINT OF THE MOVIE. Djeez, the whole film’s about Golden Leg’s payback. Only ignorant idiots cut that scene. That means you, Miramax)

    – A musical sequence with Sing and the gang outside of Mui’s sweet roll shop has been reinstated.

    (Which was missing from the DVD version. Can’t tell anything about that adjustment.)

    – Dialog has been removed between Sing and Iron Head during the club scenes.

    (Again, was the dialog too ‘weird’ for American audiences or what? That’s the thing about ASian cinema, their dialogue is half of the comedy).

    – Also gone are some of the bottle-to-head smashes on Iron Head.

    (Taking away a lot of laughs by cutting this, idiots.)

    – The vomit and fart gags have been deleted from Sing’s first soccer attack in the streets.

    (Yeah, crappy-ass comedies that revolve around piss and fart jokes draw millions of visitors in the US, but BEWARE if an Asian movie contains it. Hypocrisy anyone?)

    – All the initial meetings with the Brothers have been shortened.

    (Trimming the story line some more ànd some more comedy. Good job, fellas.)

    – The film is dubbed into English, thus not allowing time for the true translation of the screenplay. Dialog is often without the meaning the original version contained.

    (Probably the biggest *beep* mistake of all. Stop dubbing movies and learn people to read the subtitles. Lazy ass wankers.)

    – Sing’s apartment scene is deleted.

    (Don’t care.)

    – Amazingly, the bizarre "egg" joke with Little Brother during soccer training remains in the Miramax cut.

    (I guess the guy who trimmed the movie down was on crack or PCP. This bit was hilarious, but it’s not up to par with the other changes. Doesn’t make sense…)

    – Golf course scene between Hung and Golden Leg has been cut out.

    (Again, taking away a very emotional bit of the story line. But I guess if the opening scene was cut, you’d have to dump this one too. Fools.)

    – The final soccer match has a variety of cuts in it, mostly to take out the more extreme visuals featuring blood and violence.

    (Missing the whole ‘so over the top that it’s absolutely genius’ thing. Again:idiots.)

    – A cover version of "Kung Fu Fighting" is used over the last scene of the film and the end credits, removing the score entirely.

    (Yeah, bacause American audiences know THAT song and can’t appreciate Asian filmmusic or what?)

    To conclude, Miramax isn’t a bad studio. But in this case, they have to be the most ignorant, disrespectful and pathetic bunch of worms that have ever graced God’s green earth!

    God I hope someone agrees with me.

    Peace out.

  25. smartinez-15
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    Look exactly like Scotty Nguyen the poker player.

    Yeah baby!

    • z3uspr0 (Vi)
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      Yeah baby, Yin Tse and Scotty Nguyen look like twins! but Yin Tse is a motherfucker Chinese, and Scotty Nguyen is Vietnamese

  26. holyabdul
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    The scene where Stephen Chow approaches Mui with that hilarious Chinese opera routine? (Singing about making steamed buns with Taichi kung fu)

    Anyone know?

  27. johnkeen_79
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    Terrible movie.

  28. FilmGeekWannabe
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    enough of CJ7/Kung Fu Hustle, we want Shaolin Soccer and God of Cookery!

  29. BladinRider54
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    I didn’t even realize it; i was laughing too much from the scene to notice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wI6uAOHzvo

  30. MaleScottishEarthling
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    I recently rented Shaolin Soccer from Netflix and watched the Chinese version of the film. I noticed that every few minutes, the audio would drop considerably in volume, then return to normal. Was this a post-production issue that affected all DVD’s? Or maybe I just got a bad one? Just curious.

  31. CliveWarren
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    If i remember correctly, they were down two goals or something, scored once, and won? How does that make sense? I could be "misremembering" but im almost positive about this.

  32. littlefuzzy
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    I first watched this at a friend’s house, and he had imported one of the Asian versions of the film.

    I just watched it again (the Miramax release, but the "uncut" Chinese version,) and I missed seeing this scene.

    I would swear there was a scene where a goalie (I think?) got hit with the ball, and it burned a hole all the way through him. They showed the goal through the hole in his body.

    Am I imagining this, or did it really happen?

    Could this have been a scene that was only in one of the Hong Kong trailers?

  33. megadoomer
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    What was with the facial hair on the female soccer team? Did they have to pass as men to be in the tournament, did it have some other significance, or was it just weird?

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