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Release Date:
19 December 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Drama
Plot:
A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu... See more » | Add synopsis »
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More Kung-Fu than movie...this is a good thing. See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Lam Sai-Wing / 'Butcher Wing'
Hoi Sang Lee ... Master Ko
Biao Yuen ... Foon
Mei Sheng Fan ... Beggar King
Pai Wei ... Chik
Qiqi Chen ... Lan Hsing
Tak-Hing Kwan ... Wong Fei-Hong
Hark-On Fung ... Ko Tai-Hoi
Fat Chung ... Wildcat
Ching-Ying Lam ... Killer with Fan
Kam Chiang ... Lam Sai-Kwong
Mo Yuen ... Pole Man
Choh Lam Tsang ... Night Watchman
Ging Man Fung ... Chess Player
Gwa-Pau Sai ... Nga-Chat So
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Blind Man
Jing Tang ... Yuet Mei
Chau Sang Lau ... Waiter
Billy Chan ... Tai Hoi's Man
Chiu Jun Lee ... Tai-Hoi's Man
Kwok Shing Lau ... Butcher Chang
Kam Kong Chow ... Master Ko's Disciple
Wellson Chin ... Master Ko's Disciple
Tin Shing Hoh ... Master Ko's Disciple
Fung Lee ... Restaurant Worker

Directed by
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung 
Woo-ping Yuen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Tang  (as Dang Geng-san)
Jing Wong 

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Hsun Chi Chen)
 
Cinematography by
Kuan-Hua Ma 
 
Art Direction by
Wo Mak 
 
Production Management
Chi-Chung Liu .... production manager
 
Other crew
Billy Chan .... assistant action choreographer
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action choreographer
Ching-Ying Lam .... assistant action choreographer
Chuo-lun Ting .... script supervisor
Chia-Chen Tu .... production assistant
Biao Yuen .... assistant action choreographer
Biao Yuen .... double: martial arts and acrobatics
Woo-ping Yuen .... action director
 

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Also Known As:
"Lin Shi Rong" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Magnificent Butcher" - Hong Kong (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violent content
Runtime:
108 min
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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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
More Kung-Fu than movie...this is a good thing., 6 July 2003
Author: Alex Mestas (alex@lightsoutfilms.com) from Southern California, USA

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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