Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself & Find Jobs

Never Miss an Update

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For, and access thousands of open casting notices

Use IMDbPro Track to get instant alerts about updates to IMDb pages of people & titles you follow

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

American Shaolin (1991)

PG-13
106 min | Action

After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then ...See moreAfter being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into "Karate Kid" territory where the novice humiliates himself at every turn, is tolerated as a foreigner, and still comes out a champion. The monastery teaches non-violence, but everyone knows that sooner or later the student will catch up with the bad guy. Written by John Sacksteder See less
Read more: Plot summary
Director
Cinematographers
Viking Chiu | Luis Cubillos (as Luis Cubilles)
Editor
Hung Poon (as Allan Poon)
Trending & News
MOVIEmeter
Members only
News articles
Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 31, 1991

Release date
Feb 10, 1993 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
48 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Reese Madigan
Drew Carson Drew Carson   See fewer
Members only
Trent Bushey
Trevor Gottitall Trevor Gottitall   See fewer
Members only
Top 5000
Members only
Members only
Henry O
San De (as Zhang Zhi Yen) San De (as Zhang Zhi Yen)   See fewer
Members only
Kim Chan
Master Kwan Master Kwan   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Top 5000
Members only
Sifu Jai
Dr. Pfeelgut Dr. Pfeelgut   See fewer
Members only
Michael Depasquale Jr.
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
Members only
Tokey Hill
Coach #1 (as Toki Hill) Coach #1 (as Toki Hill)   See fewer
Members only
Alan Pottinger
Young Adult Young Adult   See fewer
Members only
Andrew Shue
Competitor Competitor   See fewer
Members only
Donna Rogers
Computer Tech Computer Tech   See fewer
Members only
Mark Swetland
'Bruce Lee' 'Bruce Lee'   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Florence Ngai
Headmistress Lo Headmistress Lo   See fewer
Members only
George Lo
Arhat Arhat   See fewer
Members only
Albert Hui
Senior Monk Senior Monk   See fewer
Members only
Howard Wong
Senior Monk Senior Monk   See fewer
Members only
David Chan
Fighting Monk Fighting Monk   See fewer
Members only
Joseph Chan
Fighting Monk Fighting Monk   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Ha-Lei Yip
Stu (as Harry Yip) Stu (as Harry Yip)   See fewer
Members only
Jeremy Yeung
Grandfather Grandfather   See fewer
Members only
Ida Luk
Girl Student Girl Student   See fewer
Members only
Edith Cheng
Girl Student Girl Student   See fewer
Members only
Jane Wong
Girl Student Girl Student   See fewer
Members only
Henry Chu
Tough Tough   See fewer
Members only
Stephen So
Tough Tough   See fewer
Members only
Raymond Cheung
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
John Hung
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Lawrence Cho
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Ming-Yang Li
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Aaron Ng
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Norman Ko
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Robert Hung
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Roger Kar
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Victor Kun
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Wallace Chan
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Willim Wong
Disciple Disciple   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Paul Mormando
Fighter #1 Fighter #1   See fewer
Members only
Gregory Marshall Smith
The Facilitator The Facilitator   See fewer
Members only
Mike
Conroy (uncredited) Conroy (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

5.9 / 10 | 1,181 votes