A young martial artist competes for and wins the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan. Along the way, he meets strange enemies and allies--often having difficulty determinimg which is which.
BRUCE LEE inspired and co-wrote this martial arts epic of savage action, beauty and fantasy.
DAVID CARRADINE stars as a mysterious blind man (the role originally intended for Lee before his tragic death) who leads a young fighter on a quest for Truth.
Marital arts expert JEFF COUPER is outstanding as Carradine.
Director: Richard Moore
Writers: Stirling Silliphant (screenplay), Stanley Mann (screenplay)
Complete credited cast:
David Carradine ... The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha
Jeff Cooper ... Cord
Christopher Lee ... Zetan
Roddy McDowall ... White Robe
Eli Wallach ... Man-in-Oil
Anthony De Longis ... Morthond (as Anthony de Longis)
Earl Maynard ... Black Giant
Erica Creer ... Tara
Michael M. Vendrell ... Martial Artist (as Michael Vendrell)
Leo Whang ... Martial Artist
Donnie Williams ... Martial Artist
Robert Gardner ... Martial Artist
Tom Ascensio ... Martial Artist
Release Date:25 July 1978 (France)
Also Known As:The Silent Flute
Filming Locations:Bet Shean, Israel