Flying Daggers (2003– )


Flying Daggers (TV Series 2003– )
Fei dao you jian fei dao (original title)

The little girl (Cai Yue also known as Yue Shen) decides to live with her father - he is known to be the best swordsman there is. Xiao Li Fei Dao challenges him to a duel, but before that duel the little girls father was blinded and subsequently killed in the duel with Xiao Li Fei Dao. When Cai Yue found out that her father died (before he went to fight Xiao Li Fei Dao he promised his daughter that he would come back.) Cai Yue was angered by the death of her father and wanted revenge. Xiao Li Fei Dao found out that his son was Li Huai (a beggar). So he decided to give Li Huai the secrets to the famous kung fu - "Xiao Li Fei Dao". Li Huai took that and his mothers will and decided to leave the Li house (he did not want to be in that family.) Years later Cai Yue thought that she was good enough to fight Xiao Li Fei Dao (Li Huai's dad). She went to his house and challenged him.
IMDb   7.7 /10
TheMovieDb    7.5 /10
Creator Hong Gao
Creator Huimin Li
Creator Vera Lai-Wah Chan
Creator Long Gu
Release Date2003-09-18
GenreAction, Drama, Romance
Content Rating
CompanyBeijing Ciwen Digital Oriental Film & TV Production Co., Century Hero Film Investment Company, China Television (CTV)
CountryChina, Taiwan
Xue Cai Yueas Xue Cai Yue…
Li Huaias Li Huai
Fang Ke Keas Fang Ke Ke
Zhao Chuanas Zhao Chuan
Leng Xiao Xingas Leng Xiao Xing
Li Man Qingas Li Man Qing
Xue Qing Bias Xue Qing Bi
Yao-li Yue
Yao-li Yue
Fang Tian Haoas Fang Tian Hao
Guolin Zheng
Guolin Zheng
Zhang Zhenas Zhang Zhen

Flying Daggers

Flying Daggers is a 2003 Taiwanese-Chinese television series adapted from Gu Long's novel Feidao Youjian Feidao of the Xiaoli Feidao Series. The series is produced by Young Pei-pei and starred Julian Cheung, Ruby Lin and Dong Jie.


Li Huai is the illegitimate son of Li Manqing, an influential government official who is also well versed in martial arts. His grandfather, Li Xunhuan, was a highly revered martial artist who rose to fame for his signature dagger-throwing technique, the "Little Li Flying Dagger". Li Huai has never met his father before because he was raised far away from home by his mother, who died when he was still a child. He leads the life of a roaming street urchin with his two best friends, Zhao Chuan and Zhang Zhen.

Li Huai eventually meets his father and his family in town, but their reunion is an unhappy one. Li has never been properly educated since he was a child so he behaves in a rough and uncouth manner. His stepbrother and stepmother, who already despise him for his background, find his behaviour disgraceful to their family. Faced with constant prejudice and bullying from his stepbrother and stepmother, Li has no choice but to flee from home. Before he leaves, his father passes him the manual of the "Little Li Flying Dagger" and tells him to practise the skill on his own. His mother left him with an embroidered purse containing a treasure map before she died. Li finds the treasure and roams the jianghu to help the poor with his wealth and use his newly mastered martial arts to uphold justice.

Throughout his adventures, Li gets entangled in romantic relationships with two maidens. The first, Xue Caiyue, is an enemy of his family because his father killed her father, Xue Qingbi, in a duel several years ago. The second, Fang Keke, is indebted to him and has a crush on him because he changed her life from that of a beggar to a rich girl. At the same time, Li's two childhood friends also play significant roles in shaping his path: Zhao Chuan is kind and compassionate towards him, but he is secretly in love with Fang Keke; Zhang Zhen is scheming and ungrateful, and he exploits Li to achieve his goal of becoming the richest man in town.


  • Julian Cheung as Li Huai
  • Ruby Lin as Xue Caiyue
  • Dong Jie as Fang Keke
  • Sun Xing as Xue Qingbi
  • Gao Hongxian as Zhao Chuan
  • Zheng Guolin as Zhang Zhen
  • Kou Zhenhai as Li Manqing
  • Cecilia Han as Leng Xiaoxing
  • Yue Yueli as Fang Tianhao
  • Liu Weihua as Han Jun
  • Li Xueqing as Emperor