- 1 hr 35 min
Shaolin Soccer is the story of an ex soccer player who met a tragic demise and a former student of Shaolin Kung Fu. This odd couple both facing uncertain times in there life as well as extenuating circumstances pair up with the common goal of winning a soccer tournament. One a junk collecting street bum and the other a former soccer player pair up along with the bums brothers to form a soccer team that uses martial arts as an advantage in playing soccer. As Sing the junky martial artist prepares to form a soccer team , consisting of him and his 5 brothers , he must deal with the adversity that has come along with the failures of there lives. All of the team have specialized in different forms of the ancient martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu. With attributes such as steel leg, iron head and more. Though at one time been expert martial artists , they have all failed in life and are in lowly social positions. Sings brothers all refuse to go back to anything using the martial arts until further encouraged by sing , due to blaming there low place in life on the martial arts. This zero to hero story takes off as the team takes a practice run against another company of soccer players , getting badly beaten and pummeled. Having once again been bought down by life, they must be reassured that they are truly skilled martial artists as well as successful people. This is simultaneously happening along with Sing the main character falling in love with a fellow failed martial artist who uses her martial arts skills to bake delicious sweet rolls. Sing tries to show his love for her through song through ironic song and dance but is initially rejected. Sing takes to the soccer tournament after recollecting his team with a new found aurora of confidence. Reaching initial success in this tournament sing receives praise from his crush and continues to lead his team through the tournament , all the wile receiving the attention of his fellow countrymen, aswell as sparking the interest of the evil team who has won the tournament in years past. Competing against unscrupulous martial artists who will cheat to win by any means necessary sing must devise a plan to keep his team at a competitive standing against there immoral opponents.