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Release Date:
19 December 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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  (in credits order)

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Lam Sai-wing / 'Butcher Wing'
Hoi Sang Lee ... Master Ko
Pai Wei ... Chik
Biao Yuen ... Foon
Tak-Hing Kwan ... Wong Fei-Hong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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
Gwa-Pau Sai ... Ah So
Jing Tang ... Yuet Mei
Choh Lam Tsang ... Night watchman
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Directed by
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo 
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 Hung Kam-Bo .... action choreographer
Ching-Ying Lam .... assistant action choreographer
Chuo-lun Ting .... script supervisor
Biao Yuen .... assistant action choreographer
Biao Yuen .... double: martial arts and acrobatics
Woo-ping Yuen .... action director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lin Shi Rong" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Magnificent Butcher" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for violent content
108 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mei Sheng Fan replaced Siu-Tien Yuen.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Popeye the Sailor" (1960)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great fun!, 25 July 2003
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

Bravo, 20th Century Fox, for giving this movie a DVD release in North America! And not only with a gorgeous-looking print, but with the option of watching in the original Cantonese with subtitles, unlike other American distributors (coughcoughmiramaxslashdimensioncoughcough).

I hadn't heard of this particular Sammo Hung movie until tonight, when I spotted it at the video store. I took a chance, and I'm really glad to have done it! Completely entertaining, and never dull for a minute. The fights are "old school", but they are still pretty swift, and the various acrobatics and moves are absolutely amazing. Plenty of comedy as well, pretty low-brow slapstick for the most part, but won't help but bring a smile to your lips several times.

Now, as others have said before, there are some brutal and deadly serious moments, and they will seem out of place to most westerners. But from what I've seen from other Hong Kong movies, this kind of thing isn't that unusual. At the very least, such moments like this just further the ways as to how this movie will be unique to anyone raised on western filmmaking.

Don't think this is the cheap kind of martial arts movie you see on Kung Fu Theater or on public domain video labels - give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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