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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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