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Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)

Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba (original title)
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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Club Foot / Thunder Foot
Shun Lau ...
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Chiu Tin-Bai (as Gin Chiu)
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Lee Hung-Cheung
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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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A Hero Beyond All Others.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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11 February 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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Once Upon a Time in China III  »

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$3,560,604 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

(at around 1h 45 mins) When Wong Fei-hung kicks his lion costume to the air, the string holding it is clearly visible. See more »

Connections

Follows Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung (1992) See more »

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Jet returns as Wong in a lion dance extravaganza
14 April 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

Though nowhere near as good as its predecessors, episode three of the legendary series does have some memorable moments, though they may appear few and far between. On this occasion, Empress Dowager tries to cause hostility between foreign powers settling in China by holding the ultimate Lion Dance competition set to restore Chinese pride and heritage, only to have it quashed by martial madman Chiu Tin Bai who's intent is to annihilate the competition and win the Lion Dance himself. Wong Fei-hung steps in after his father is beaten down by Chiu's crazy henchman Clubfoot, and the stage is set for Wong's single-handed onslaught of all evildoers and the restoration of some kind of sanity in this crazy town. There's plenty of colourful lion dances to please the eye and Jet is still the most exciting thing around, yet what it really lacks in is purpose, setting no real moral high ground and merely acting as a relentless cash-in on its previous successes.


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