大漢紫禁令
Orders from Forbidden City (1987)
Country: People's Republic of China
Language: Mandarin 
Genre: Historical Drama 
Theatrical Run: 07/23/1987 - 07/30/1987
Box Office: HK $1,634,685.00
 
Director
  Fong Cheung
 
Script
  Choh Sek
  Goo Yuen
  Li Zhun
 
Action Directors
  Dang Chiu-Yau
  Lam Moon-Wa
 
 
Cast
  Chow Lee-Ging ... Master Wenhui
  Jue Yuen-Yee ... Selan / Tufan PM's daughter
  Kwan Fung ... Witch Doctor [cameo]
  Yeung Lau-Ping ... Yi Tan-Lai
  Lee Aau ... Cheung Yee-Chiu
  Ma En-Ran    
 
Filming Company
  Toi Waan Fong Chow
 
Cinematographer
  Bau Siao-Yin
  Yang Lin (6)
 
Production Manager
  Kwan Fung
 
Editor
  Vincent Leung Wing-Chan
 
 
 
Summary
 

The opening credits include this statement - "This film is dedicated to the International Year of Peace, 1986". An Emperor in the Tang Dynasty agrees on a plan to bring eleven breakaway provinces back under Tang control. This involves installing patriotic Zhang Yichao as a governor, but first a hermit monk must be persuaded to enter normal life again. The monk, Master Wenhui, turns out to have astonishing skills in diplomacy, negotiation and even in tactics. Being a devout Buddhist, Wenhui's aim is to bring about the restoration with a minimum of bloodshed. Wenhui and his party encounter a number of characters along the way to meet Zhang. He is joined by Selan, a fiery woman who is the daughter of one of the warlords. His party is attacked by two female ninjas (but these are Chinese ninjas !). He has to deal with feared bandit Wang Biao and a powerful witch doctor.