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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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Ching-Ying Lam ...
Shu-Liu Worker
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Boatman in Brothel
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Shu-Liu Worker
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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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Good Sammo Hung directed movie, but not as good as his best stuff like Warriors Two, The Victim, Prodigal Son and Knockabout
18 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sammo stars as a man who is learning kung fu so that he can fight the Manchus. The directing from Sammo is good, the camera-work is brilliant, the story is decent, and the fights are very good for 1977. Fung Hak-on plays the main villain, and Yen Shi Kwan and Chien Yuet San play his top 2 henchmen. Always nice to see those 3 in action. Chen Sing has a small role and unfortunately he doesn't get to show off his handwork as much as he usually does. But he's still a great actor so I liked his role. If you have seen most of Sammo's movies and are looking for something else to feed your Sammo craving, then give this a try.

Picture and sound quality on the 20th century Fox DVD are good.


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