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San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu (1977)

R | | Action, Comedy, Drama
The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.

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Husker
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Tak
James Tien ...
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Official
Dean Shek ...
Goofy Manchu
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Manchu Thug
Casanova Wong
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Shu-Liu Worker
Ma Wu ...
Boatman in Brothel
Fat Chung ...
Shu-Liu Worker
Lung Chan ...
Manchu Thug
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Shu-Liu Worker
Mars ...
Shu-Liu Worker
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Manchu thug
Wah Cheung ...
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The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.

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Rated R for violence including rape, and sexual content | See all certifications »
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After the success of Shaolin Plot (1977), Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's first starring role, Sammo asked a producer working at Golden Harvest if he could direct a movie, he agreed and wrote the script for Hung, while Hung directed and starred in the movie. See more »

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Below average
17 December 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Well. I have to say I am rather amazed that this movie has a 7-star rating at IMDb. I was looking forward to Iron-Fisted Monk, but it strongly disappointed me. The plot and the characters are staggeringly formulaic, and far, far too much time is spent on the bad guys raping and massacring people with impunity (of course, this doesn't mean that there aren't several idiotic comedy scenes in it, also, complete with the worst sound effects in cinema history). There is also far too long between good fight scenes. The last ten minutes are satisfying, but everything else is decidedly below average. A very poor and disappointing effort from Sammo Hung, who has done so many other cool movies. I thought Iron-Fisted Monk would be one of his landmark efforts, but it's more of a landmark failure. It's just not in good taste, and does not deserve a rating above 3 or 4.


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