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Release Date:
19 December 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
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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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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... 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 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
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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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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Mei Sheng Fan replaced Siu-Tien Yuen.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
March of the "pigs"..., 5 November 2006
Author: Guardia from Brisbane, Australia.

This a great Kung Fu film based on legendary historical figure Butcher Wing, played by Sammo Hung. The choreography is brilliant and powerful - the action sequences are full of energy and ferocity. The amount of talent within this film is phenomenal. You have Sammo, Yuen Biao, Hoi San Lee, Wei Pei, and the awesome Lam Ching-Ying.

The drama in this film swiftly elevates as particular gruesome events take place within Butcher Wing's own house, thus drawing attention from a rival Kung Fu School led by Hoi San Lee's character - armed with the deadly and quite hilarious "Cosmic Palm" style.

The clash between the two schools is cataclysmic, with some of the best choreography ever recorded on film. Yuen Biao vs. Lam Ching-Ying is of particular quality. Also, the drunken beggar character adds some welcome comic relief as well as some of the funniest action sequences I have seen. This character (resembling legendary Master So Hai, and to originally be played by Simon Yuen), acts as a catalyst for the film.

This is one of the best Sammo Hung projects that is available to see. His Kung Fu seems to be at it's peak, and the choreography really is ground-breaking - at least check out the calligraphy scene!

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