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Chin-Chung Chan (screenplay) and
Wing-Fai Wong (screenplay) ...
Release Date:
11 November 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »
Action-packed as usual with Donnie Yen kicking his adversaries in the role of "Beggar Su". Basic plot... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Donnie Yen ... Beggar So Chan
Yuk Wong ... Wong Fei-Hung
Dickson Ga-Sing Lee ... Leung Foon
Man Tat Ng ... Master So
Fennie Yuen ... Princess Yi Teh-Tai
Sheila Chan ... Aunt Jean
Xin Xin Xiong ... Prince Barac
Fong Pao ... Officer Lam
Yongxia Chen ... Holy Mother
Hoi-San Kwan ... Beggar Chie (as Hoi-Shan Kwan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiu-Ping Wang ... Sacred Woman
Lau Yue-Ching

Directed by
Chin-Chung Chan 
Woo-ping Yuen 
Writing credits
Chin-Chung Chan (screenplay) and
Wing-Fai Wong (screenplay) &
Jobic Tsui (screenplay) (as Chui Daat-Choh) &
Tai-Mok Lau (screenplay) (as Tai-Muk Lau)

Produced by
Chin-Chung Chan .... executive producer
Chin-Chung Chan .... producer
Lam Shu-Kin .... producer
Woo-ping Yuen .... producer
Original Music by
Wai Lap Wu 
Cinematography by
Kuan-Hua Ma  (as Koon-wah Ma)
Stephen Poon Tak-Yip 
Film Editing by
Ting Hung Kuo 
Art Direction by
Liang Ming 
Makeup Department
Cho Tak Fung .... makeup artist
Production Management
Yuk Jan Lee .... assistant production manager
James Mou .... assistant production manager
Lam Shu-Kin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hen Pan Hung .... first assistant director
Yuen Kam-Tim .... associate director
Johnnie Kong .... associate director
Bing Wah Mak .... second assistant director
Art Department
Fai Fong .... props
Kam-Kai Ho .... property master
Sound Department
Hung Lu .... music editor
Kuo-Hua Wu .... sound effects editor
Mandy Chan .... action choreographer
Yuen Clan .... action choreographer
John Salvitti .... action choreographer (uncredited)
Donnie Yen .... action choreographer (uncredited)
Woo-ping Yuen .... action director (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kar-Kui Cheung .... lighting technician (as Cheung Ga-Kui)
David Chow Wing-Kwong .... gaffer
Other crew
Norman Law Man .... titles (as Law Man)

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Also Known As:
"So Hak-Yee" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Beggar So" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
"Fist of the Red Dragon" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for violence and drug content
91 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Anachronisms: The 35mm style of camera that Princess Yi Teh-Tai uses in one scene was not introduced until the late-1930s/early-1940s, well after the real Wong Fei-Hung's death in 1924.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Drunken Master (1978)See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
timeless 'fu film, 10 June 2006
Author: (winner55) from United States

"Su Qi'er" : Some arts are very well documented by loving admirers, like the old blues records.... Unfortunately, HK 'fu films haven't been so lucky.

I have a hard time believing this was released in 1993, let alone made that year. The Donnie Yen of this film still looks very young. And the same sources that insist this is a 1993 film also insist that the film released as "Iron Monkey II" is actually a sequel to Iron Monkey, and that it was made a year after Iron Monkey - which is patently absurd.

Add to this the fact that Stephen Chow released a film titled Wu zhuang yuang: Su Qi Er (King of Beggars)in 1993, and the fact that the recent Columbia-Tristar re-releases of HK 'fu films (including this one) have been sabotaged by gutless Hollywood hacks, and what you have is an unerring formula for confusion.

Oh, well. Whenever this film was made, it remains a minor classic of the genre. For one thing, the Wong Fei Hung depicted in this movie is the hero of the legend, not overly bogged down with story or "humanizing" faults - this is a real hero that draws good work and good feeling towards himself like the North Pole draws compass needles.

There are also remarkable bits of post-modern humor, especially the brief but hilarious jibe at Bollywood musical numbers, of all things.

The story is strong, the acting superb, and all the kung fu is top-notch. Receptive viewers will have many reasons to see this more than once.

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