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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
"Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung" (original title)

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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »

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Rosamund Kwan ...
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David Chiang ...
Luke Ho-Dung
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Commander Lan
Tielin Zhang ...
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Priest Gao Kung
Paul Fonoroff ...
British Consul
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Governor Chung (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Innkeeper Mak
Michael Miller ...
Dr. Thompson
Dion Lam ...
Governor Chung's Assistant
Shu-Kei Chow ...
Commander Lan's Man
Joe Chu ...
White Lotus Sect Regiment Commander
Chuen Chiang ...
White Lotus Sect Member
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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military. With his friends, loved ones, and the future of China itself at stake, Wong must once again use his martial arts skills to defend the innocent. Written by Ian Cohen

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Era Uma Vez na China 2  »

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Good introduction to 90's kung-fu movies.
17 December 1998 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is arguably the best of the 'Once Upon a Time in China' series (which now runs to 6). It stars Jet Li as martial arts master & doctor Wong Fei-Hong, a historical figure/legend popular in Hong Kong period pieces, much like Robin Hood or King Arthur in Western culture. It features some of the most exquisitely choreographed and executed fight scenes in any movie I've ever seen, utilizing two truly excellent martial artists/actors, Jet Li and Donnie Yen. And, almost as importantly, the level of absurdness and ridiculousness, so high in many HK movies, in the fights, humor, and story are kept to a reasonable level so western viewers won't be totally put off. In general, production quality is high, story is good/tolerable, and the fights are truly incredible showcases of the actors' abilities. It would be an excellent choice for the western movie-watcher trying to find more Jet Li films after seeing Lethal Weapon 4. It is also an excellent example of how in 20 years the 70's kung-fu chop-socky has evolved after it and Bruce Lee disappeared from the west.

--ken


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