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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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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Lam Sai-Wing / 'Butcher Wing'
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)
Kwok Shing Lau ... Butcher Wan Chi-Cheung (as Kuo-Cheng Liu)
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Blind Man (as Po-Kuang Ho)
Choh 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 Kam-Bo Hung .... 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-Yan Cheng .... lighting technician (as Hui-Jan Cheng)
Ming Teng .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheng-Hsi Chu .... costumer
 
Other crew
Chia-Chen Tu .... production assistant
Chuo-Lun Tu .... script supervisor (as Cho-Lun Ting)
 

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References "Popeye the Sailor" (1960)See more »

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9 out of 12 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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