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Iron Monkey (1993)
"Siu Nin Wong Fei Hung Chi: Tit Ma Lau" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  12 October 2001 (USA)
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A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

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Credited cast:
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Jean Wang ...
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General Fox
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Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Hin Hung (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Fai Lee ...
Hin Hung's disciple #1
Hou Hsiao ...
Hin Hung's disciple #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mandy Chan ...
Shaolin Monk #4 (as Man-Dik Ko)
Siu Wah Chan ...
Shaolin Monk #2
Kwai Po Chin ...
Shaolin Monk #1
Cheung Fung-Lei ...
Governor Cheng's favorite mistress
Chi Tai Lam
Dion Lam ...
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A Hong Kong variation on Robin Hood. The corrupt officials of a Chinese village are continually robbed by a masked bandit know as "Iron Monkey" named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Govenor forces a traveling physician (Donnie Yen) into finding the bandit. The arrival of an evil Shaolin monk, brings the Physician and Iron Monkey together to battle the corrupt government. Written by Ronald L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts action/violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,014,653 (USA) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

$14,681,661 (USA) (16 November 2001)
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The U.S Release By Miramax had made their own subtitled translations than the subtitles being right following the Cantonese language, and scenes being removed to tone down the violence. See more »

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19 January 2004 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the top 10 martial art movies of all time.

This movie has beautiful scenery and atmosphere. It transport me back to a place long ago and far away where life is cruel and government officials are corrupt but all is not forsaken for heroes are out there with heart of pure goodness, body of iron armor, and spirit of courage and valor. This movie made me believe in this world where human can train their body and mind to do inhuman feats like leaping onto roof tops and shattering cement blocks two feet thick. It invoked memories of my childhood dream of becoming a martial art master able to kick butt but also the restraint and pathos for helping those less fortunate. Both Dr Yang and Wong Kei-Ying plays a martial art hero that possess these traits. They are well rounded individuals that posses other admirable skills. Dr Yang for example is a highly skilled doctor, a flashy cook, and a musician. I love one of the breath taking scenery in which he was playing this Chinese instrument out in the court yard on a golden autumn day. It's very nostalgic for me for some reason. Orchid, Dr Yang's assistant is wonderful in this movie as well. She brought beauty and depth to this movie. The young Wong Fei-hung character was great as well. These wonderful characters on top of the amazing fight sequences makes this movie transcend martial art movies and rival any movies genre ever produced in terms of sheer entertainment value. I have read review about the bad/simple plot or fake wire-fu in this movie. That's not the point, the mastery of mood and texture in this movie is sheer enjoyment. How much plot can one develop in a 90 minute martial art movie?...or any movie really...it's all about the human conditions some more complex than other often recycled over and over through the years and placed in a different setting and different context. Great movies capture the human imagination and touches a spectrum of human emotions. Great movies also flow smoothly and do not go into a lull. For me this movie did that and more. Hopefully you'll want to watch it again and again like I did.


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