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* MemeticMutation: Jackie Chan's [[https://youtu.be/xECx-42Wlho killing strike against the Mantis School master]]. It's listed among several other hamtastic death scenes as one of the "best" (as in hilariously overdone) death scenes in movies.

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* MemeticMutation: Jackie Chan's [[https://youtu.be/xECx-42Wlho killing strike against the Mantis School master]]. It's listed among several other hamtastic death scenes as one of the "best" (as in hilariously overdone) death scenes in movies.

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** Beating the man who defeated the 2 stand-in masters at the school Chien lives at might not seem impressive, given how obviously and grossly incompetent they are- until you bear in mind that the man who beat them is the champion of a competition from 3 provinces, putting him as one of the best fighters around.


But the master of the Eagle Claw takes notice of his newfound abilities, and things wont end peacefully...

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But the master of the Eagle Claw takes notice of his newfound abilities, and things wont won't end peacefully...


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* IronicEcho: When Chien Fu warns Master Hung about the Three Provinces Champion, Hung sternly orders Chien to "get back", probably thinking the well-meaning kid is still useless backup- once Chien starts demonstrating Snake Fist Style and kicking the Champion's ass, Hung steps forward to get a word in and Chien orders ''him'' to "get back".


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* TrainingFromHell: Pai Cheng-Tien (the Old Man) would know how best to train a student in Snake Fist Style. Even if the two are good friends, the Old Man refuses to pull his punches for someone he likes. Justified in that he knows that if Chien Fu should ever be discovered to have learned the style at all, or even be acquainted to someone who knows it, his life would be in mortal danger from practitioners of the Eagle Claw.


Creator/JackieChan's breakout film and Yuen Woo Ping's directorial debut, this movie helped revitalize both their careers and the waning Hong Kong film industry.

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Creator/JackieChan's breakout film and Yuen Woo Ping's Creator/YuenWooPing's directorial debut, this movie helped revitalize both their careers and the waning Hong Kong film industry.


Jackie Chan's breakout film and Yuen Woo Ping's directorial debut, this movie helped revitalize both their careers and the waning Hong Kong film industry.

The story starts off showing a master of the renowned Snake Style fighting and dying at the hands of a wandering ArrogantKungFuGuy,a master of the Eagle Claw who has sworn to kill all masters of the Snake Style.

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Jackie Chan's Creator/JackieChan's breakout film and Yuen Woo Ping's directorial debut, this movie helped revitalize both their careers and the waning Hong Kong film industry.

The story starts off showing a master of the renowned Snake Style fighting and dying at the hands of a wandering ArrogantKungFuGuy,a ArrogantKungFuGuy, a master of the Eagle Claw who has sworn to kill all masters of the Snake Style.

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* BruceLeeClone: Averted.

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* CurbStompBattle: Most of the fights the Eagle Claw Master takes part in have him taking his opponents apart, aside from the final battle.
* GroinAttack: "Finding the Snake", a move Chien uses on the Mantis School's master.
* OldMaster: The Old Man.
* TitleDrop: At the end of the film. [[spoiler: The Old Man suggests that he use it as a name for his new style of Kung Fu.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Chien, after learning Snake Style, to the point that he can kick the ass of the guy who effortlessly took down the two masters of Chien's school at the same time. [[spoiler: He levels up again after developing Cat's Claw, and combining it with his Snake Fist]]





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Then we meet Chien, an orphan regularly [[ButtMonkey beaten upon]] and treated like a servant by the Kung Fu school that has adopted him. One day after a particular painful beating he sullenly walks along to find an old-man set upon by a gang of kung fu fighters. Jumping to his aid and through a series of kung fu hijinks the old man decides to teach Chien Snake Style and through TrainingFromHell leads him to his IKnowKungFu moment.

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Then we meet Chien, an orphan regularly [[ButtMonkey beaten upon]] and treated like a servant by the Kung Fu school that has adopted him. One day after a particular painful beating he sullenly walks along to find an old-man set upon by a gang of kung fu fighters. Jumping to his aid and through a series of kung fu hijinks the old man decides to teach Chien Snake Style and through TrainingFromHell leads him to his IKnowKungFu IKnowKarate moment.

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