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Magnificent Butcher (1979)
"Lin Shi Rong" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  19 December 1979 (Hong Kong)
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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 »

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Tak-Hing Kwan ...
Wong Fei-Hong (Guest star)) (as Te-Hsing Kuan)
Biao Yuen ...
Leung Foon (Guest star) (as Biao Yuan)
Pai Wei ...
Chik (Guest star)
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Beggar King
Fat Chung ...
Wildcat (as Fa Chung)
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Master Ko (as Hai-Sheng Li)
Hark-On Fung ...
Ko Tai-Hoi (as Ke-An Fung)
Qiqi Chen ...
Lan Hsing (as Jo Jo Chan)
Jing Tang ...
Yuet Mei (as Ching Tang)
Kam Chiang ...
Lam Sai-Kwong (as Chin Chang)
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Killer with Fan (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
Mo Yuen ...
Pole Man (as Wu Yuan)
Kwok Shing Lau ...
Butcher Wan Chi-Cheung (as Kuo-Cheng Liu)
Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Blind Man (as Po-Kuang Ho)
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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 goddaughter and killing his son. Now Ko, the head of five dragons, wants revenge. Written by Anonymous

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After Siu-Tien Yuen's death, the script was rewritten. Lee Hoi -San originally played a comic relief character and a different actor played Sammo Hung's brother before the rewrite. See more »

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Kung Fu / Comedy Gold
6 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really like this movie for a number of reasons. Way back in my early teens this was the first time I found the legend that it Samo Hung, and his magnificent brand of kung fu comedy. This film holds up well today probably because of the stellar crew behind the scenes including the legend Woo-Ping Yuen. Hung here plays Butcher Wing' the apprentice in a dojo who constantly finds himself caught up in mischief. Wing gets caught up in a series of events that conspire to make him enemy no.1 and lead to some truly amazing fight sequences that truly have to be seen to be believed. Where this film is a departure from the traditional historic kung fu movie is there are no grand themes or sense of the epic just a nice tight small story and some incredible scenes all laced with some incredible physicality both of the violent and comedic nature. A true kung fu classic. Enjoy it again and again.


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