A kung fu master and his apprentice attempt to stop Ch'ing Dynasty loyalists from throwing the Republic of China into a civil war.

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Billy Chong
Hao-Yi Liu
Ing-Sik Whang ...
Captain Nai Sing (as Hwang In Shik)
Ying Bai ...
Ting Wei Chung
Feng Tien
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Chung-Kuei Chang
Shan Chang
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Little Bandit
Kei-Ying Cheng
Tao Chiang
Shao Hua Chu
Kao-Shan Hsiao
Hsing-Chi Huang
Hsiao Pao Ko
Kun Li ...
Captain Ma
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A kung fu master and his apprentice attempt to stop Ch'ing Dynasty loyalists from throwing the Republic of China into a civil war.

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A Fistful of Talons  »

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An underrated classic.
5 November 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

In 'Hu ying' a.k.a. 'A Fistful of Talons', Billy Chong portrays a young misfit who becomes an apprentice to a kung fu master who is trying to stop Ch'ing Dynasty loyalists from throwing The Republic of China into a civil war. Billy Chong is one of the better known "Jackie Chan" clones created the wake of 'Drunken Master'. At times, Chong tends to overact in this film, but he is one amazing martial artist! Hwang Ing-sik is terrific as the main antagonist who wants to re-establish the Ch'ing government. The fight choreography, cinematography, editing, and direction are excellent. The performances are quite good, but not excellent. On the other hand, this film isn't perfect, but then again, no film can be too perfect.


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