Help me find the name of a movie I saw years ago

Ok guys here is all that I remember. It was a sad story about a boy whose mother died when he was young from I guess cancer and he got sent to an orphanage. There I think he befriended a chicken (real one). The boys treated him very cruely and at one point hanged the chicken and killed it before his eyes. Now I remember this movie to be kind of old, I think maybe from the 70’s, I know it defintley had color. I saw this movie about 7 years ago and now I have to find it, don’t ask why.

I’m not sure how to Google all this so I was hoping maybe somebody on this board knew what this movie was called perhaps.

This should be in Cafe Society, ask the mods to move it for you and you may get a better response.

I had difficulty finding anything relevant. IMDb has a “Power Search” that you can use to narrow down a list of movies. It can be frustrating to use at times.

I also have a movie I have not been able to find.

It’s about an American who wants to become a monk. Before his arrival to Tibet, he is a hot-head boxer and an overall asshole. He finally earns admittance to a school after meditating outside the temple for several days in the weather. Slowly he learns a form of martial arts, and in the end works his way through a booby-trapped dungeon (barely) overcoming obstacles. It’s most likely from the late '70s or early '80s.

A few more things I remember are: the shoveling of rocks, fighting with sticks, fellow students hate him, hijinks and pranks, (barely) hiking to a mountain with a map to ask a single question from a wise man; incidentally he doesn’t think about what he’s saying and a question slips – a cliche used in stories with wish-makers (“Man, I wish I had a beer. Wait, no!”)

Any help would be appreciated.


how about " The Power of One "?

google and imdb it to see if it the one ( hee hee )

made in the early '90s i think


Setherghd, that would be American Shaolin… don´t tell anybody I told you.
I don´t see that kind of movies. :stuck_out_tongue:


Thanks! That’s the one!

eman77 that’s definitely the Power of One. It’s not that old, I think it came out in the late eighties or early nineties. If you get a chance, read the book it was based on. Well-written and very entertaining…