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Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words"

Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words" is a 1996 Hong Kong action film directed by action choreographer Ching Siu-tung and starring Jet Li.

It won the Golden Horse Award for 'Best Visual Effects' and was nominated at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards in the 'Best Action Choreography' category.

During the production, a fire destroyed HK$10 million worth of sets, resulting in severe budget problems. In an attempt to limit the damage, a special export version was cut (which omitted parts that seemed too Chinese) to attract international audiences.


A pulp serial author with numerous personal problems resulting in a serious case of writer's block, temporarily escapes reality by living vicariously through one of his lead characters in story about a quest for a mythical scripture. This story within a story has Jet Li up against an enormous mutant marsupial, Japanese sumo wrestlers and ninjas, although the pen is mightier than the sword (or metal grill, as it were) in this film by famed director Siu-Tung Ching.


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