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Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
"Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba" (original title)

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Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

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Rosamund Kwan ...
Siu Chung Mok ...
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Club Foot / Thunder Foot
Shun Lau ...
John Wakefield ...
Tumanovsky
Jin Chiu ...
Chiu Tin-Bai (as Gin Chiu)
Cunzhuang Ge ...
Lee Hung-Cheung
Tak-Yan Wong ...
Yan
Chunzhong Zhang ...
Master Chiu
Jin Meng
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Wong Fei-Hung and sidekick Chung arrive in Peking just as the Empress announces a Lion Dance martial arts contest. Also accompanying him is cousin Yee, his young, Westernized aunt-by-adoption, to whom Wong is secretly betrothed. Wong faces a possible romantic rival in a Russian diplomat, Tumanovsky, whom Aunt Yee knew back in school, and a martial arts rival in the brutal Club Foot, who beats up Wong's father. Club Foot works for the slimy Leung Fun, who is determined to win the prestigious Lion Dance contest at any cost. However, by the time the spectacular Lion Dance contest occurs many things will change. Written by Reid Gagle

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A Hero Beyond All Others.


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First film of "Once Upon a Time in China" series presented in Dolby Stereo sound. See more »

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Jet Li's cool, and so's Club Foot. But this movie ain't. Too much.
9 September 1999 | by (Kailua, HI) – See all my reviews

Jet Li's "acting" series whips around for a third time in this somewhat disappointing movie. I say "disappointing" because all his previous movies were more about the fighting and less about character development and goofy love triangles. Not that character development is a bad thing, I just feel that it doesn't have much place in a kung-fu film, and ESPECIALLY a Tsui Hark film. While break-dancer Club Foot does some incredible kicks, his character really drops low in the last half hour of the movie, and you wonder why the directors make him do what he does. Jet Li does some incredible fighting as the famous Wong Fei-Hung, but I was truly hoping that Tianbao from "Tai Ji Zhang San Feng" would come in and start a GOOD fight amidst all this lion-dancing crap. C'mon, I wanna see poles, swords, three-part staffs, and nunchaku, not these cumbersome lion masks!


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