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Director:
Writers:
Hark Tsui (story)
Kee-To Lam (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 May 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Loyalty. Honor. Vengence.
Plot:
Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master and medicine in normal life has severe problems with his former student Jonny... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Positively surprised See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Jet Li ... Jet

Wah Yuen ... Uncle Tak
Crystal Kwok ... May

Jerry Trimble ... Jonny
Anne Rickets ... Anna

Rueben Gonzáles ... Cito
Guy Fadollone ... Ruben
Derek Anunciation ... Mouse

Henry Penzi ... Mouse
Michael Burke ... Oscar
Camille Carrigan ... Jeannie
Wayne Post ... Jimmy
Pamela J. Anderson ... Coach
George Cheung ... Paul
Steven Ho ... Jonny's Student
Kevin Cole ... Jonny's Student

Chris Carnel ... Jonny's Student

David Wald ... Jonny's Student
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Jonny's Student
Mark Williams ... Hawks member
Erwin Villegon ... Hawks member
Spencer Platerns ... Hawks member
Ray Wizard ... Hawks member
Alfred Bonilla ... Hawks member
John Kreng ... Hawks member
Wei Ho Tu
Bing Hong Lam
Yin Ming Chan
Ching Cheung
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corey Yuen

Billy Blanks ... Black Thug (uncredited)

Rich Hopkins ... Johnny's Student (uncredited)
Dale Jacoby ... Jonny's Student (uncredited)
John Trujillo ... Johnny's student (uncredited)

Artist Joe Watson ... Johnny's Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Hark Tsui 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kee-To Lam  screenplay (as Kei To Lam)
Tai-Mok Lau  (as Tai-Muk Lau)
Jack Maeby  english adaptation
Hark Tsui  story

Produced by
Anthony Chow .... executive producer
Siu-Tin Lai .... executive producer
David Lo .... co-producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yee Tat Lam 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Chan 
Paul A. Edwards 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Ma Kam 
 
Production Design by
Lynn Christopher 
 
Art Direction by
Bret Alexander 
Gil Draper 
 
Makeup Department
David Gamboa .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kimberly Berman .... post-production supervisor (english version)
Chi Hung Chu .... production manager
Shannon McIntosh .... executive in charge of production (english version)
Mark Morris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Worth Keeter .... assistant director
Tom Koel .... second assistant director
Randy Pope .... assistant director
Mike Snyder .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Robyn Jacobs .... property master
Yin-Wai Wong .... props
 
Sound Department
Siu-Lung Ching .... sound effects editor
Hsue-yui Fung .... dubbing editor: mandarin
Anne Mather .... dubbing editor: english (as Annie Mather)
Yu Ting .... dubbing editor: cantonese
 
Stunts
Yung-hsiang Cheng .... stunts
John Kreng .... stunts
Wei Ho Tu .... stunts
Chun Yeung Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Wah Yuen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Allen .... Steadicam operator
Hoi-Fai Chan .... still photographer
Ging-Nin Cheung .... gaffer
Mason Hersey .... first assistant camera
Todd McMullen .... director of photography: second unit
Charles M. Smallwood .... best boy grip
Jene Youtt .... gaffer
Eric Sundt .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ethan Maniquis .... additional editor: english version
Tom Gleason .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
James Campana .... mechanic
Chi-Keung Chiu .... production coordinator
Anthony Chow .... presenter
Steve Gates .... continuity
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor
Kei Hayashi .... continuity
Denise Iketani .... continuity
Siu-Tin Lai .... presenter
David Lo .... planner
Sam Mui .... continuity
Steve Phan .... production assistant
Eric Sundt .... continuity
Sue Woo .... continuity
Masaki Yokochi .... title designer: main and end titles
Raymond Yu .... continuity
Wah Yuen .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lung hang tin haa" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Hard Blood" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and some language
Runtime:
Hong Kong:92 min | USA:88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Miramax's North American version of The Master, which was distributed on home video and DVD, was dubbed in English, and the dubbing often strayed heavily from the original dialogue. Four minutes of cuts were made.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Near the beginning of the movie, when the muscular man has been treated and is receiving pills, you can clearly see the hand of somebody pushing him sideways to stand better in the shot.See more »
Quotes:
May:[May has Jet arrested for trespassing in Uncle Tak's shop but gets him out on bail and tries to talk to him] Jet! I went through a lot of trouble to bail your out of there. Some thanks would be appreciated.
Jet:So why you lock me up then?
May:[dryly] Well look, you asked for it.
Jet:[calmly] No.
May:Look, it's my job to look after the shop, okay?
Jet:[Jet's not listening to May, he's trying to concentrate on what happened to Master Tak] I worried that... Master Tak got hurt in a fight.
May:[frustrated] You Chinese men and all your stupid fighting! It's what ruins our reputation here in America!
[...]
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Positively surprised, 11 May 2006
Author: oysarl from Trondheim, Norway

I noticed there wasn't a lot of information on this movie, along with some low rating and negative reviews. Nonetheless, I vowed to own every Jet Li movie, so I had to buy this and watch it. And I must say, I was positively surprised!

Jet Li plays the student of Uncle Tak (Yuen Wah), who is a kung fu master and has established a shop for traditional Chinese medical treatment in America. Meanwhile there is an "evil" martial arts club that causes trouble, challenging and beating up kung fu masters all over town. Only with the help of Jet can these hooligans be stopped.

You can't enjoy this movie if you over-analyze every detail and point out the goofs, which are rather numerous. "The Master" is probably one of Jet's goofier movies, with a lot of miscommunication jokes and silly sidekicks. If this isn't your deal, try focusing on the great non-wired action scenes with Jet Li and Yuen Wah, who are both excellent fighters. All in all, this movie isn't for everyone, and it's definitely not Jet Li's best by far. HOWEVER, if you consider yourself a true Jet Li fan and can withstand some silly humor, then you should definitely see this movie. The fights were surprisingly good, which made me enjoy "The Master".

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