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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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:

Brianne Brozey ... Wong Fei-Hung (voice)
Mandy Chan ... Shaolin Monk #4 (as Man-Dik Ko)
Siu Wah Chan ... Shaolin Monk #2
Kwai Po Chin ... Shaolin Monk #1
Peter Doyle ... Orchid's Boss (Flashback Scene) (voice)
William Duen Wai-Lun ... Fat rich patient (as William Tuen)
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
Mona Marshall ... Young Pickpocket (voice)

Joe Ochman ... Governor Cheng (voice)
Bob Papenbrook ... Chief Fox (voice)
Derek Stephen Prince ... Suspected Monkey Donator (voice)
Mei-Yee Sze ... Governor Cheng's advisor
Tai Wo Tang ... Leader of Thief gang
Kirk Thornton ... Dr. Yang / Iron Monkey (voice)
Ezra Weisz ... Herbs Salesman (voice)
Jack Wai-Leung Wong ... Member of Thief gang
Kim-Ban Wong ... Member of Thief gang
Choi-Nam Yip
Tony Yuen ... Member of Thief gang
Simon Broad ... Governor Cheng Pak-Fong (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Woo-Ping Yuen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tan Cheung  writer
Richard Epcar  dubbed version
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 
James L. Venable (Composed Score for 2001 US release)
Wai Lap Wu 
Cinematography by
Chi-Wai Tam 
Arthur Wong 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Chan 
Stephanie Johnson (english version)
Angie Lam 
Marco Mak 
John Zeitler (english version)
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 Lee .... 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
Chris Barron .... digital transfer
Tom Bellfort .... adr editor
Tim Burby .... digital transfer
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Gam-Wing Chow .... sound editor
Brian Chumney .... digital editorial services
John Countryman .... digital transfer
Edwin Dunkley .... video services
Sean England .... machine room operator
Doug Ford .... engineering services
Megan Fouts .... Skywalker Client Services
Aura Gilge .... first assistant sound editor
Jonathan Greber .... digital transfer
Howie Hammerman .... engineering services
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
David C. Hughes .... sound designer (2001 re-release)
David Hunter .... digital editorial services
Noah Katz .... digital editorial services
Mike Lane .... Skywalker Client Services
Brian Magerkurth .... re-recordist
John Mardesich .... Skywalker operations (2001 re-release)
Eva Napolean .... Skywalker Client Services
Gordon Ng .... Skywalker Client Services
Larry Oatfield .... sound effects editor (2001 re-release)
Juan Peralta .... mix technician
Steve Romanko .... machine room operator
Jurgen Scharpf .... re-recording mixer
Kevin Sellers .... sound effects editor (2001 re-release)
Michael Semanick .... re-recording mixer
Addison Teague .... sound effects editor (2001 re-release)
Randy Thom .... re-recording mixer
John Torrijos .... video services
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)
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
Sui 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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Rated PG-13 for martial arts action/violence and brief sexuality
90 min | USA:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (US version) | Dolby Digital (US version) | Mono (original release) | SDDS (US version)

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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 »
Continuity: In the Iron Monkey's first fight with the witch, she cuts off his braid of hair. However, in some scenes after the fight, it's there again, and in some scenes, it isn't.See more »
Iron Monkey:[dubbed and subtitled versions] Don't take things too seriously, and you will always be at ease.See more »
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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Awesome Monkey, 1 May 2005
Author: AwesomeWolf from Australia

Version: Universal Studios / Hong Kong Legends R4 DVD release. Cantonese / English subtitles.

I first saw 'Iron Monkey' on an old, poor-quality VHS release with dodgy English subtitles placed underneath really big and bright Chinese subtitles that took up half of the screen space. You know the type I'm talking about. Even then, my immediate reaction was "AWESOME WOW AWESOME".

The corrupt officials of a Chinese province find themselves the target of Iron Monkey (Rongguang Yu), a sort of Chinese Robin Hood. When Wong Kei Ying (Donnie Yen) and a young Wong Fei Hung (Sze-Man Tsang) arrive in town, Kei Ying is forced to help the corrupt authorities track down Iron Monkey. Naturally, things get complicated when a group of Shaolin rebels arrive in town. Led by Hin Hung (Yee Kwan Yan) these evil Shaolin Monks and Nuns have been paid take out our heroes, leaving Iron Monkey, Kei Ying, Fei Hung, and Miss Orchid (Jean Wang) to kick many an evil-doers arse.

The story in 'Iron Monkey' serves only as a device to allow for more fighting. Things that might usually be kept secret are revealed nearly straight away, just to avoid any major plot twists and allow for more kung-fu time. In fact, in 'Iron Monkey', kung-fu time occurs much more frequently then plot-development time, and whenever a plot-development moment comes along, it usually accompanied by kung-fu time. Awesome.

We all know that Donnie Yen and Rongguang Yu are awesome. They spend a good deal of time putting on some awesome fight scenes. Jean Wang and Sze-Man Tsang (who, in Monkey Magic style, is actually a girl) pull of some really cool action sequences. Granted, most of it is grounded in fantasy, much like 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and friends, but it still looks really cool, and a few of these fights are easily some of my favourite fight-scenes ever. Also, the technique names rule. I wish I could perform a no-shadow kick or a King Kong palm.

'Iron Monkey' is nearly nothing but martial arts fantasy. Fans of Hong Kong wuxia movies will get a kick out of this, as will action fans in general. Fans of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', 'Hero', and 'House of Flying Daggers' should see this to see how wuxia should be done, but they may not like it. Fantastic action movie - 9/10

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