The Young Master

The Young Master (帥弟出馬) is a 1980 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by and starring Jackie Chan. It was Jackie Chan's second film as a director (after Fearless Hyena), but many consider this to be his first "true" film as a director. While Frankie Chan is given credit as the film's composer in the Chinese prints, the film still made use of various music cues from other sources, and is most well known for using music from The Planets by Gustav Holst. The international versions (UK, Japan, etc) featured a completely different score by Japanese composers Ryudo Uzaki and Akira Inoue. The following information refers only to the Chinese prints of the film.

The MusicEdit

  • Mars, The Bringer of War by Gustav Holst. This plays in various scenes throughout the film, mainly two important scenes. The first minor scene in which this plays is when Dragon (Jackie Chan) returns to the school after being defeated in the lion dance contest, and sees Tiger looking guilty. It plays again, it much grander fashion, when Master Kim (Whang In Sik) takes out the various policemen after he breaks free. It plays again in a few sections of the final battle between Dragon and Kim.
  • Uranus, The Magician by Gustav Holst. This plays in two sequences. One is when Kim first breaks free from the police, sending one guard flying back with a jumping side kick. The next is when Kim turns on Feng and Dragon comes in to save him before the final fight.
  • Garden Fight (From the film Game of Death) by John Barry. This plays when Dragon is first on the run from the police, playing as Sang Kung's son (Yuen Biao) is searching for him through the grassy hills. It plays once again after Dragon runs away from him.
  • Mercury, The Winged Messenger by Gustav Holst. This plays when Dragon tries to escape the Sang Kung (Shih Kien) and gets stuck in the quicksand.
  • Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst. This plays in two segments near the end of the film. The first is when Dragon finally lands a successful punch on Kim and begins cheering. This plays once again when Dragon has won, brings both Kim and Feng to the police, and continues as Dragon is carried along when the credits roll.