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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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The best of the best!!! See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Lam Sai-Wing / 'Butcher Wing' (as Sammo Kam-Bo Hung)
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)
Kuo-Cheng Liu ... Butcher Wan Chi-Cheung
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Blind Man (as Po-Kuang Ho)
Chor Lam Tsang ... Night Watchman (as Chu-Lin Tseng)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Tai Hoi's Man
Wellson Chin ... Master Ko's Disciple
Kam Kong Chow ... Master Ko's Disciple
Ging Man Fung ... Chess Player
Tin Shing Hoh ... Master Ko's Disciple
Chau Sang Lau ... Waiter
Chiu Jun Lee ... Tai-Hoi's Man
Fung Lee ... Restaurant Worker
Gwa-Pau Sai ... Nga-Chat So

Directed by
Woo-Ping Yuen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Tang  (as Ching-Sheng Teng)
Jing Wong 

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
Louis Sit .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Hsun Chi Chen)
 
Cinematography by
Kuan-Hua Ma  (as Kuan-Hwa Ma)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
 
Art Direction by
Wo Mak  (as Ho Mai)
 
Makeup Department
Kuo Hsiung Chen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chi-Chung Liu .... production manager (as Chih-Chung Liu)
Chia-Chen Tu .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leung Chin .... assistant director (as Liang Chien)
Tin Shing Hoh .... assistant director (as Tien-Cheng Ho)
 
Art Department
Shun-Chang Huang .... props (as Hsun-Chang Huang)
 
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist (as Chao-Lung Chow)
Yu Ting .... dubbing editor: cantonese
Ping Wong .... dubbing editor: mandarin (as Ping Wang)
 
Stunts
Billy Chan .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Hui-Yi Chen)
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... fighting instructor (as Sammo Hung)
Ching-Ying Lam .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
Biao Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Brandy Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Chen-Wei Yuan)
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Hsiang-Jen Yuan)
Shun-Yee Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Hsin-Yi Yuan)
Woo-Ping Yuen .... fighting instructor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hsu Chen .... still photographer (as Hisu Chen)
Hui-Jan Cheng .... lighting technician
Ming Teng .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheng-Hsi Chu .... costumer
 
Other crew
Chuo-Lun Ting .... script supervisor (as Cho-Lun Ting)
Chia-Chen Tu .... production assistant
 

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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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violent content
Runtime:
108 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Mei Sheng Fan replaced Siu-Tien Yuen.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Popeye the Sailor" (1960)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The best of the best!!!, 16 April 2007
Author: CapnDred from United Kingdom

A great film. Sure it's a 70's kung fu film, but this one seems somehow to rise above many of its ilk. It starts quickly and from there, it feels like there's never 10 minutes go by without a cracking fight scene. And that's just the thing - ALL the fight scenes are cracking... even the ones you would expect to be minor throw-away scuffles are awesomely executed, filmed and edited! As a 70s Hong Kong Kung Fu film, it still has some fairly broad humour, but it feels more hit than miss. The pantomime style farcical elements here don't seem as forced or as protracted as in many movies of this type. It has some genuinely moving moments and the plot, although straightforward and formulaic, is also refreshing in that it doesn't deviate too much with irrelevances. Nor does it get too tied up in itself. However, there is enough plot there to keep interest in the brief bits between fights.

And this film IS about the fights. There is some awesome kung fu with just the right mix of reality-grounded martial arts, and odd touches wire-assisted flair. Sammo, as with many of the main players, is clearly at his peak, and with his input, the fights can be pretty brutal at times. They are fast, lengthy, hard, and fast and are just starting to move away from the stilted nature of the 70s films. Yuen Biao gets a great showcase fight too - one that shows his martial arts ability more than his acrobatic prowess. This is a film about the martial arts - there are some impressive acrobatics but they are kind of the run of the mill stuff of these films, rather than the jaw-dropping acrobatics of say Wheels on Meals or Dragons Forever. Sammo pulls out some impressive flips though. As does Beggar So's character.

This is my new favourite 70s kung-fuer... and I found it more enjoyable, even, than... dare I say it... Drunken Master!!! Yes - it's that good!

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