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Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
"Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba" (original title)

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Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

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Rosamund Kwan ...
Siu Chung Mok ...
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Club Foot / Thunder Foot
Shun Lau ...
John Wakefield ...
Tumanovsky
Jin Chiu ...
Chiu Tin-Bai (as Gin Chiu)
Cunzhuang Ge ...
Lee Hung-Cheung
Tak-Yan Wong ...
Yan
Chunzhong Zhang ...
Master Chiu
Jin Meng
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Wong Fei-Hung and sidekick Chung arrive in Peking just as the Empress announces a Lion Dance martial arts contest. Also accompanying him is cousin Yee, his young, Westernized aunt-by-adoption, to whom Wong is secretly betrothed. Wong faces a possible romantic rival in a Russian diplomat, Tumanovsky, whom Aunt Yee knew back in school, and a martial arts rival in the brutal Club Foot, who beats up Wong's father. Club Foot works for the slimy Leung Fun, who is determined to win the prestigious Lion Dance contest at any cost. However, by the time the spectacular Lion Dance contest occurs many things will change. Written by Reid Gagle

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First film of "Once Upon a Time in China" series presented in Dolby Stereo sound. See more »

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Over-complicated and sometimes silly...
12 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

...but still entertaining for the most part. This third move in the series is the weakest and least ambitious of the group, seeming satisfied to ignore the actual politics of China's tumultuous 19th century in favor of some made-up nonsense about Russian spies.

There is a martial arts tournament at the movie's center which Wong Fei Hung (Jet Li again) enters and must win for some reason, plus the always welcome Rosamund Kwan is back as Aunt Yee and the movie contrives to put her into danger again and again to keep things lively. The resulting mish- mash of a plot is rather hard to keep straight and honestly there is little profit in doing so. The producers themselves seemed to have a poor awareness of where everything was ultimately leading.

Enjoy the good period look and the quite impressive martial arts on display in the tournament and try not to take anything too seriously.


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