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Plot, Details & Awards

Shaolin Soccer

Rated PG for action, violence and thematic elements.

PG In Theaters 04/2/2004 , 112min.
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Plot & Details

One of Hong Kong's top screen comics, Stephen Chow, co-wrote, co-directed, and headlines this three-way blend of sports, action, and humor. Sing (Stephen Chow) is a modern-day Shaolin monk who has become a master of traditional fighting skills, and is renowned for his "leg of steel." However, these days there isn't much call for a Shaolin warrior, and Sing and his fellow monks earn their keep working menial jobs until a soccer coach gets the bright idea of translating Sing's talent for kicking to the soccer field. Sing becomes the lynchpin of a team playing in a tournament that could net them a $1 million purse, but even with Sing's footwork, beating the steroid-fueled champions will be no easy task. Shaolin Soccer also features Man Tat Ng and Vicki Zhao.

Hong Kong Film Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Hong Kong Film Awards Best Picture Won

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