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

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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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Hoi Sang Lee ...
Master Ko
Pai Wei ...
Chik
Biao Yuen ...
Tak-Hing Kwan ...
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Billy Chan ...
Tai Hoi's man
Qiqi Chen ...
Lan Hsing
Kam Chiang ...
Lam Sai-kwong
Fat Chung ...
Wildcat
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Beggar
Ging Man Fung ...
Chess player
Hark-On Fung ...
Ko Tai-Hoi
Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Blind man
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Killer with Fan
Fung Lee ...
Restaurant worker
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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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Rated PG-13 for violent content | See all certifications »

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19 December 1979 (Hong Kong)  »

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Mei Sheng Fan replaced Siu-Tien Yuen. See more »

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More Kung-Fu than movie...this is a good thing.
6 July 2003 | by (Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

Magnificent Butcher is one of those classic Kung Fu movies - the ones with all the camera zooms and overly emphasized hitting sounds like sound like twigs breaking. Sammo Hung is Butcher Wing, a somewhat clumsy and confused butcher...who also happens to know Kung Fu. Through plot machinations worthy of a daytime soap opera, it is Butcher Wing who must defend his dojo and the baseless accusations against him.

There's far more Kung Fu in this movie than actual movie. This is a good thing. The fights are amazingly choreographed and never "cheat" like so many movies of its kind do today. In other words, instead of seeing flashes of action which are cut together to make a fight scene, the entire scene is played out in a master shot where you can watch these athletes in action.


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