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Iron Monkey -- 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 Governor forces a traveling physician (Donnie Yen) into finding the bandit.

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Director:
Writers:
Hark Tsui (writer)
Tai-Mok Lau (writer)
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Release Date:
12 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes the only way to become a hero is to be an outlaw See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Rongguang Yu ... Dr. Yang / Iron Monkey

Donnie Yen ... Wong Kei-Ying
Jean Wang ... Miss Orchid

Sze-Man Tsang ... Wong Fei-Hong
Shun-Yee Yuen ... General Fox

James Wong ... Governor Cheng Pak-Fong
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 ... Constable
Chi Wah Ling ... Member of Thief gang
Chih Hung Ling ... Constable
Ip Choi Nam ... Shaolin Monk #3
Mei-Yee Sze ... Governor Cheng's advisor
Tai Wo Tang ... Leader of Thief gang
William Tuen ... Fat rich patient
Jack Wong Wai Leung ... Member of Thief gang
Kim-Ban Wong ... Member of Thief gang
Tony Yuen ... Member of Thief gang
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Directed by
Woo-ping Yuen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tan Cheung  writer
Tai-Mok Lau  writer (as Tai-Muk Lau)
Elsa Tang  writer (as Pik-yin Tang)
Hark Tsui  writer

Produced by
Quentin Tarantino .... producer (2001 release)
Hark Tsui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gam-Wing Chow 
Johnny Njo 
Wai Lap Wu 
 
Cinematography by
Chi-Wai Tam 
Arthur Wong 
 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Chan 
Angie Lam 
Marco Mak 
 
Production Design by
Ringo Cheung 
 
Art Direction by
Ringo Cheung 
 
Costume Design by
Bo-Ling Ng 
 
Makeup Department
Kuo Hsiung Chen .... makeup artist
Wong Jan-Fai .... makeup artist
Ching Lam Li .... hair stylist
Yuk-ho Wu .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor (2001 re-release)
Lorraine Ho .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kai Keung Lai .... first assistant director
Wing-Fai Wong .... third assistant director
Shui-Fong Yip .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pak Shing Lai .... property master
Wang-Fat Leung .... assistant art director
Wilson Lam Wai-Sum .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Gam-Wing Chow .... sound editor
David C. Hughes .... sound designer (2001 re-release)
John Mardesich .... Skywalker operations (2001 re-release)
Larry Oatfield .... sound effects editor (2001 re-release)
Kevin Sellers .... sound effects editor (2001 re-release)
Addison Teague .... sound effects editor (2001 re-release)
 
Visual Effects by
Phil Carbonaro .... visual effects artist (2001 version)
John Follmer .... visual effects producer: MetroLight Studios (2001 re-release)
Celia Hallquist .... visual effects producer: MetroLight Studios (2001 re-release)
Matt Haslam .... digital artist (2001 version)
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios (2001 re-release)
Ralph Maiers .... digital artist (2001 re-release)
Scott E. Metzger .... cg artist: MetroLight Studios (2001 re-release)
Brad Moylan .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic (2001 re-release)
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios (2001 re-release)
Jon Terada .... digital compositor (2001 re-release)
James David Hattin .... senior wall replacement specialist: OCS Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic (2001 re-release) (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Hou Hsiao .... stunt performer
Huan-Chiu Ku .... action choreographer
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... action choreographer
Shun-Yee Yuen .... action choreographer
Woo-ping Yuen .... action director
Donnie Yen .... action choreographer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lam Chow .... gaffer
Shui-Hung Chow .... assistant lighting
Wing-Tong Law .... assistant lighting
Man-Ching Ng .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Joanie Diener .... supervising music editor (2001 re-release)
Michael Dittrick .... music editor (2001 re-release)
Sharyn Gersh .... music editor (2001 version) (as Sharyn M. Tylk)
James L. Venable .... composer: theme music: English version
 
Other crew
Jun-Kit Lai .... story editor
Catherine Sie .... script supervisor
Ho Tim .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Siu Nin Wong Fei Hung Chi: Tit Ma Lau" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Iron Monkey: The Young Wong Fei Hong" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for martial arts action/violence and brief sexuality
Runtime:
90 min | USA:85 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (US version) | Dolby Digital (US version) | Mono (original release) | SDDS (US version)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just after Miss Orchid put the needles in the back of Dr. Yang to get the poison out of the Buddha's Palm, she lays him back in the chair, and then we see his back without the needles, and it never shows her taking them out.See more »
Quotes:
Iron Monkey:[dubbed and subtitled versions] Don't take things too seriously, and you will always be at ease.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Kill Bill' (2003) (TV)See more »

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What are the differences between the US Version and Uncensored Version?
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Awesome, 15 June 2004
Author: Jennifer Poulos from Florida

Note that this movie's subtitle is "The Young Wong Fei-Hong."

This isn't so much a movie about a Chinese Robin Hood/Zorro figure, or a strict martial arts hero - it's a movie about a young boy and the people who influence who he will become. It's poignant in parts - such as when Fei Hong tries to grab his father's hand and is scolded for it - and hilarious in others - "My kung-fu is pretty good!" exclaims a surprised Fei Hong in one scene.

While much of the movie is focused on the concerns of the adults around him, Fei Hong is also the audience's conduit to the subtle messages of the movie as a whole. It's not all about kick-ass fight scenes - that's just how they keep our attention. The world portrayed in IRON MONKEY admires intellect and wit as much as martial arts ability. Woven into the whole is a lesson in honor, the balance between discipline and recklessness, and the need for affection and love.

Fans of CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON will love this movie because of one simple fact - the plot is linear, with short flashback sequences as needed, and despite its intricacy, it's not too involved. CTHD would be like riding in a Rolls-Royce: beautiful to look at, enjoyable to drive; but IRON MONKEY is like a Porche, fast, sleek and dangerous. CTHD may be visually superior as far as cinematography goes - and in a lot of ways, it is - but IRON MONKEY moves along in ways that CTHD does not.

Also look for Tsang Sze Man, who had the potential to be what Haley Joel Osment is here in America. Pity Man didn't do any more martial arts films.

Film fans must see this movie; kung fu fans probably should see this movie. But if subtitles scare you (the dubbed version isn't quite as good) and guys in robes and braids are "gay," keep away. Go rent DUMB AND DUMBER or something.

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