7.0/10
544
10 user 10 critic

San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu (1977)

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.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Casanova Wong, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ka-Yan Leung
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Cheung's wife and boss are seeing each other, and decide to dispatch him with a wizard. But the wizard's rival aids and defends Cheung and a magic war rises.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Fat Chung, Lung Chan
Bai ga jai (1981)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Lin Shi Rong (1979)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tak-Hing Kwan, Biao Yuen
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jackie Chan, John Sham
Action | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town, buys everything in sight, and tries to improve its ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Olivia Cheng
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An action film about a daring commando raid into Vietnam to destroy a munitions dump left behind by American marines.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Haing S. Ngor
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

Director: Ricky Lau
Stars: Ching-Ying Lam, Siu-Ho Chin, Ricky Hui
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A police informant sent a letter containing sensitive information on an illegal drug operation to his friend, Yi-Ching. While on vacation in Thailand, the informant is assassinated by the ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Richard Ng, Eric Tsang
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Biao Yuen, Ka-Yan Leung, Shun-Yee Yuen
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Chung Yao, a martial arts expert, has long been on the run from his stepbrother, who he caught trying to rape his wife on their wedding night. His brother has never given up the chase ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Yi Chang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Husker
Sing Chen ...
Tak
James Tien ...
Husker's Master
Hark-On Fung ...
Official
...
Goofy Manchu
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Manchu Thug
Casanova Wong ...
Shaolin disciple
...
Shu-Liu Worker
...
Boatman in Brothel
Fat Chung ...
Shu-Liu Worker
Lung Chan ...
Manchu Thug
...
Shu-Liu Worker
...
Shu-Liu Worker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ...
Manchu thug
Wah Cheung ...
Beard Monk
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

kung fu | suicide | revenge | rape | fight | See All (7) »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including rape, and sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 August 1977 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Iron Fisted Monk  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After the success of Si da men pai (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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Below average
17 December 2012 | by 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.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Paul Scheer on Why There Are No Bad Movies

Paul Scheer discusses The Disaster Artist and his love of awesomely bad movies. Plus, we dive into the origins of midnight movies and explore how The Room became a cult classic.

Watch now