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.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Action,Comedy
- Run Time: 112min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/02/2004
- DVD Release Date: 10/09/2001
- Distributor(s): Miramax
Ng Man Tat
- Themes: Soccer Players,Underdogs
- Tone: Light,Stylized,Quirky,Goofy,Slick,Flashy
Shaolin, courage, determination, monk, proving-oneself, soccer, underdog
- Country of Origin: Hong Kong (08-zz-2001),USA - Limited (04-02-2004)
- Language: Cantonese