Return to the 36th Chamber Lau Kar-Leung, 1980
Some Manchurians thugs are hired by the government (?) to take over a dye mill and muscle out the poor workers and make them take lower wages. In a desperate bid to get their normal wages back, they hire Gordon Liu's random crook guy to impersonate a Shaolin monk (the dude from the original 36th chamber movies, who shows up later, played by a different actor, weird). Since Liu doesn't know kung fu, he has to use some trickery in order to fool the bad guys. But these things never last. The film spends a pretty long time in these sequences, depicting the casual way in which the common people are being exploited, and in essence, showing that this is a perfect situation to utilize kung fu woo ha amazingness. Gordon Liu then goes to the Shaolin Temple in order to learn kung fu, but is rejected. But after witnessing his tenaciousness, they allow him to build their scaffolding (lol). What is a Gordon to do? Learn Scaffold Fu, of course! A great deal of fun, but nowhere near as intense (or as funny) as Lau's other efforts. The ending is pretty great, however, as it all consists of Liu tying up his opponents to bamboo sticks.