Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with the master of the "eagle's claw" style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.

  1. Yuen Woo-ping

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Chi-Kuang Tsai


  3. Chi Yuan Hsi


  4. Siao Lung


  5. Huo An Hsi


  6. Ng See-Yuen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan

    Chien Fu

  2. Yuen Siu-Tien

    Beggar, Pai Chang Tien

  3. Hwang Jang-Lee

    Hwang Jang-Lee

    Master Shang Kuan Yin

  4. Dean Shek

    Teacher Li

  5. Roy Horan


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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow


Original Title 蛇形刁手

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 5, 1982


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language Cantonese

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

Revenue -



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