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The Skyhawk (1974)
"Huang Fei-hong xiao lin quan" (original title)

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In Bangkok, Kwangtung boxer Wong Fei-hung, The Skyhawk, rescues Hsiao Shih-tzu, a young man who fights off five thugs only to be wounded himself. The Skyhawk attends to his wound at Chu ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tak-Hing Kwan ...
Skyhawk, Wong Fei Hung
Nora Miao ...
Hsiang Lan
Hsiung Chao ...
Ku
Carter Wong ...
Leo
Ing-Sik Whang
...
Fei Fei
Lily Chen
Kun Li
Ching Po Chang ...
(as Chang Hung)
Chi Chu Chin
Wah Lung Szema
Hsing Chung Hung
Lung Yu
Wilson Tong ...
(as Tang Wei Cheng)
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Ming-Wai Chan
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In Bangkok, Kwangtung boxer Wong Fei-hung, The Skyhawk, rescues Hsiao Shih-tzu, a young man who fights off five thugs only to be wounded himself. The Skyhawk attends to his wound at Chu Kuei's home, Bad man Ku Chung-wu plots to monopolize the porter service at the pier. But most of the porters are led by Chu. As a result, Ku tries to fan up troubles among the porters. Ay a dinner party, Yu-ying, sister of The Skyhawk's student Fatty complains to The Skyhawk that her husband Wei Wen, has become addicted to heavy gambling in places run by Ku... Written by eagle glazer <eagle@skyweb.net>

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Better Than Average Kung Fu Flick
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In Bangkok, Kwangtung boxer Wong Fei-hung, the Skyhawk, rescues Hsiao Shih-tzu, a young man who fights off five thugs only to be wounded himself. The Skyhawk attends to his wound at Chu Kuei's home, but the devious Ku Chung-wu plots to monopolize the porter service at the pier.

At this point in Kwan Tak-Hing's career, he had been playing the martial arts hero since 1949 and is a bit old now to perform. As others have pointed out, though, his students (Carter Wong and Sammo Hung) do a good job in fulfilling the needs of the action-hungry audience. Among the four films on Shout! Factory's martial arts set, this is considered the strongest entry.

The character of Wong Fei-hung would later be portrayed by both Jackie Chan and Jet Li, making him a pop culture icon in Chinese cinema for over fifty years.


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