The Bare-Footed Kid

6.41 h 23 min199316+
Cantopop king Aaron Kwok shows that he can kick and chop with the best of them. As The Bare-Footed Kid, he's an innocent country bumpkin/martial arts whiz in the Ching Dynasty who proves more than equal to the city slickers whose path he crosses.
Johnnie To
Aaron KwokMaggie CheungKenneth Tsang
English [CC]
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Jacklyn WuChang Shao-hui
Mona Fong
Celestial Pictures Limited
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nycReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Homeless Bare-Footed Kid Wanting Shoes All His Life Makes Mistake of Helping the Bad Guy
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A poor homeless kid who can't afford shoes known as the bare-footed kid is in search of a family friend to help him after his father passed away. The kid is illiterate and has no skills other than kung-fu. So, when he found the family friend, it turns out the guy works for a linen-dying factory owned by a woman who is kind and smart. The factory is a family business with a small group of employees. When they encountered the kid, they decided to give him a job and offered free boarding. While there, his family friend, who is secretively a high level martial artists, offers the kid shoes, advice and kung-fu training. This family friend has the kid's father's secret weapon and wants to be sure to train the kid his father's kung-fu. The bad guy is a wealthy triad who wants the linen-dying factory badly and tries to force a sale by burning the place down to devalue it. Simultaneously, the bad guy is under investigation by the local police due to reports of illegal gambling on boxing bouts to the death. It turns out the family friend is wanted by the police, and he works out a deal to expose the bad guy if the police lets him disappear into society. While all this is happening, the kid falls for a teacher who is willing to teaching him to read and write, but she also teases him for being illiterate. He was also tricked into joining the triad and enjoys his new sets of shoes and clothes. Soon, he learns he made a mistake for wanting luxury.
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LynnReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very sad ending
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This movie was produced 27 years ago. It's really good quality, good actors, and nice story, except the ending is a little bit negative.However Tommy Tam was a kungfu star,he also served as martial arts guidance for many other movies. Also I really like Maggie Cheung, she was really cute in the movie.
Russell E.Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A- rating, ending wasn't to my liking.
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I give this an A- rating. Good quality video and I liked the movie, except the ending.
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Star9saReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Now one of my favorite
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Great movie!! Fight scenes are spectacular. The legendary Ti Lung is still a great martial artist.
dvBunnyReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Started off good, then will only go downhill from there
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Started off good and that's it
Billy bonnettReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017
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Four Stars
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Ok movie
Mark A. HallReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
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Five Stars
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Good movie
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