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Hi I'm trying to identify a martial arts movie, I thought it was called "The Golden Arrow". I saw it sometime in the early 90s

I can't remember all that much, but the scene I remember is when the main character has his master firing arrows at him, while he is blindfolded. He dodges/deflects them all but then catches "The Golden arrow" His master rushes over asking how he knows to catch that one and tell him his training is complete.

I think there may be a part of the movie where he starts to glow golden but I'm a bit more hazy on that part!

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  • Can you remember if it was an american movie? – Advicer Feb 8 '12 at 12:14
  • I don't remember, sorry. – AidanO Feb 8 '12 at 12:18
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I think the movie you are talking about is "The Last Dragon" - 1985 martial arts musical film. The following is an excerpt from a website describing parts of the movie and fits in with your description (not sure if I am allowed to link to random sites here, I can add them if I am)

His master fires arrows at him, and he deftly smacks them in half. Very useful, if he's ever attacked by the Sioux nation. He mixes up the routine a little by catching the last arrow, which just happens to have blue feathers instead of black. How did he know that, him master asks of him? Was it because it was the third arrow, and his master just works in patterns? No, he just knew, he explained. Well that tears it. When you can guess the color of arrow feathers, you have officially moved beyond receiving colored belts (or dragon patches, in this case). His training is complete. One thing is still bugging ol' Leroy: when he masters... whatever martial art he's working on, he's supposed to give off some kind of glow to signify his mastery, and yet he merely glistens with sweat.

  • That looks about right! There are some youtube clips I'll have to check after work. Thanks – AidanO Feb 8 '12 at 14:34

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