The Shaolin Temple, is also known as 少林寺, Shao Lin Si and Le Temple de Shaolin is a 1982 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts film directed by Chang Hsin Yen and starring Jet Li in his debut role (though his name is misspelled in the credits as Jet Lee.) The film is based on the Shaolin Monastery in China and depicts Shaolin Kung Fu. The film was the first Hong Kong production to be filmed in mainland China.
(Synopsis): A young boy (Jet Li) escaping from a slave camp is taken in by the monks of the Shaolin Temple. There, he learns martial arts in order to take revenge on the traitorous general who killed his father. His quest for vengeance implicates the monks, who come to his defense. In the process of fighting the general's troops, they save the true emperor, who rewards them greatly. This was Jet Li's first big film, and the first of three Shao Lin pictures. All three feature incredible no-flying-people (i.e. the Kung Fu is real and performed without the use of wires). This film is from mainland China.
Starring: Jet Li Lian-Jie, Wong Chau-Yin, Yu Hai, Ding Lan, Yu Hsing Wei
Director: Cheung Sing Yim, Action Director: Yu Hai, Stuntman: Sun Jian Ku Languages: English , Cantonese , Mandarin, subtitles: none, Production company: Chung Yuen Motion Picture Company, Release date: 21 January 1982