A misleading title. But this is about Xian, and this is about a movie.
In 1986 I spent the summer in the People’s Republic of China, about which I have written (depending on when you read this) and will write (almost certainly) more. After spending most of the summer in and around Nanjing, studying Chinese and working in a machine shop, the group I was with did some traveling as well. And one night, in the city of the Terra Cotta soldiers, my friend Keith and I did some pool hustling and saw a movie, both outdoors as I recall. What I don’t recall is the title of the movie, so if the collective wisdom out there can help me out I’d be grateful.
What I wrote down is Disciples of the Shaolin Temple, but when I rented a movie with that name it was clearly not the one I remembered. It’s possible that we saw Hong quan xiao zi (1975) aka Disciples of Shaolin/The Invincible One or Shao Lin gu di zi (1983), for which IMDB gives the same translated titles.
I have no idea, and all I remember of the movie is that we loved it, and it ended with the heroes in a river (or a pond?) being splashed by some lovely women.
Does this sound at all familiar to anyone?