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Director:
Writers:
Gordon Chan (screenplay)
Kwong Kim Yip (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 December 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
To avenge his masters death, He'll fight like never before!
Plot:
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Possibly the greatest martial arts movie ever See more (114 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jet Li ... Chen Zhen
Shinobu Nakayama ... Mitsuko Yamada

Siu-Ho Chin ... Hou Ting-An (as Chin Siu Ho)
Billy Chow ... General Fujita (Supreme Killer) (as Billy Chau)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Fuimo Funakoshi
Paul Chun ... Uncle Noh (as Paul Chiang)
Ada Choi ... Rose
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Captain Jie
Toshimichi Takahashi ... Japanese Ambassador
Suk-Mui Tam ... Wei
Jackson Liu ... Ryuichi Akutagawa (as Lou Hsueh Hsien)
Sun Wong ... Cook
Man Biu Lee ... Biu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shaun Britton ... English Gentleman at dock
Marco Lo ... Ryuichi's student- Sakamoto
Gary Mak ... Lun - Jingwu Mun student
Tai Wo Tang ... Ngai
Kenji Tanigaki
Tak-Yan Wong
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Directed by
Gordon Chan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gordon Chan  screenplay
Kwong Kim Yip  screenplay (as Ip Kwong Kim)

Produced by
Chui Yin Lam .... co-producer
Jet Li .... producer (as Yangzhong Li)
 
Original Music by
Stephen Edwards (english version)
Joseph Koo 
 
Cinematography by
Derek Wan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ki-hop Chan  (as Chan Kei Hop)
Chak-Man Cheng 
 
Production Design by
Horace Ma 
 
Art Direction by
Horace Ma 
 
Costume Design by
Shirley Chan 
 
Makeup Department
Yun-Ling Man .... makeup artist
Siu-Mei Sau .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Julia Chu .... production supervisor
Bo-Chu Chui .... executive in charge of production
Si-Lok Lau .... administrative manager (as Ronald Lau)
Hai Li .... production manager: Beijing unit
Helen Li .... production manager
Er-Dong Liu .... production manager: Bejiing unit
Shulan Liu .... production manager: Beijing unit
Yin-Pei Lu .... production lead: Beijing unit
Wai Sum Shia .... production manager
Yan-Kwan Wong .... production manager: Beijing unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ging-Chi Chan .... assistant director
Harry Hon .... assistant director
Jinting Zhang .... assistant director: Beijing unit
Weirong Zhong .... assistant director: Beijing unit
 
Art Department
Ka Wing Chan .... assistant art director
Xiuru Ding .... assistant art director: Beijing unit
Delin Fu .... art director: Beijing unit
Fung-san Lu .... assistant art director
Songliu Tian .... deputy art director: Bejing unit
Songbo Wang .... props: Beijing unit
 
Sound Department
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor (1999 English soundtrack)
Ming Yang Chen .... dubbing editor: mandarin
Kam-Cheung Chow .... music editor
Michael J. Fox .... sound editor
Kam-Wah Ho .... dubbing editor: cantonese
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (English version)
Kuo-Hua Wu .... sound effects editor
 
Stunts
Ging-Chi Chan .... stunt team
Chi-Chuen Cheung .... stunt team
Kwok-Leung Ching .... stunt team
Yung-chang Ho .... stunt team
Wai-Ming Hung .... stunt team
Huan-Chiu Ku .... martial arts and stunt double: Jet Li
Huan-Chiu Ku .... stunt player
Wai Ming Lam .... stunt team
Chi Wah Ling .... stunt team
Chih Hung Ling .... stunt team
Kim Wai Wong .... stunt team
Tak-Yan Wong .... stunt team
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... stunt player
Shun-Yee Yuen .... stunt player
Woo-ping Yuen .... martial arts director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ho-Sun Au .... electrician
Chi-chiu Chak .... electrician
Hon-wing Chan .... electrician
Tai-Wai Cheung .... electrician
Fu-keung Chiu .... assistant camera
Kwok-Man Keung .... gaffer
Kwok-Man Keung .... lighting technician
Kwok Kin Pun .... electrician
Ziaojun Qin .... gaffer: Beijing unit
Siu Kong Tsui .... assistant lighting
Gat-Leung Yip .... electrician
Wing-Hang Yuen .... still photographer
Yuk Wah Yuen .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jidong Chen .... costumer: Beijing unit
Yim Man Choy .... costume assistant (as Yim-Man Choi)
Cindy Cheung Fong-Tai .... costume assistant
Xinyan Li .... costumer: Beijing unit
Pik Har Sin .... costume supervisor
Gam-Jan Yeung .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David B. Baron .... editorial consultant (2001 English version)
Ji-Chun Chan .... post-production coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Deshan Wei .... driver: Beijing
 
Other crew
Chi-Chun Chan .... post production advisor (as David Chan)
Ka-kit Cheung .... continuity
Ebara Chitose .... japanese dialogue coach
Julia Chu .... production advisor
Wing Kin Ho .... script supervisor
Wai-Ming Hung .... continuity
Norm Hvam .... main title graphics
Pui-Fong Ko .... craft service
Chung-Sang Kwok .... continuity
Chiu-Yin Lam .... planner
Lai-Fung Lee .... administrative assistant
Kwan-Lok Leung .... production assistant
Cheuk-Lung Ngai .... continuity
Yiu-Leung Poon .... continuity
Chi-Keung Tang .... continuity
Kin-Hung Wong .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jing wu ying xiong" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong martial arts violence
Runtime:
103 min | Germany:98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jet Li plays Chen Zhen in this movie, a student of master Huo Yuanjia. Jet Li will then go on to play Master Huo Yuanjia in Fearless (2006)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Chen Zen flips one of the Niguchi students while his fingers are in the student's mouth, he seems to be doing it with his right hand. But when the student falls, it seems Chen did it with his left hand, although he wipes his right hand on his clothes.See more »
Quotes:
Fumio Funakoshi:Why don't you show me what you've learned
Chen Zhen:[Picks up rock and breaks it into pieces] It's about the energy. About focusing on a single point in time.
Fumio Funakoshi:So, it's about energy. But tell me something, does a rock have as much energy as an opponent would?
[Slices a leaf floating in air with hand]
Fumio Funakoshi:You need a more powerful stroke when you're fighting a human being.
Chen Zhen:Let's see how I can put it into action.
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Movie Connections:
References Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the HongKong Version and the Extended Taiwanese Cut?
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the greatest martial arts movie ever, 9 October 2001
Author: Jellygoose

Bruce Lee will probably always be remembered and referred to as the greatest Screen martial artist of all time, and his most famous movie probably The Chinese Connection AKA Fist Of Fury, the movie that Fist Of Legend remakes, or the story at least. I would love to have had the chance to see Bruce and Jet square off because im not sure the outcome would be so clear. In this remake Jet surpasses even the Dragon himself, and i say this in all respect to Bruce.

The story is well known, but this remake goes deeper in probing the racial conflict in japanese occupied china. Jet plays folk legend Chen Zen, famously out to avenge the death of his master by seemingly fighting every japanese martial artist in the world, while at the same time battling racism not just from the japanese but his own people.

Yuen Woo Ping is famed for his fight sequences and use of wires, but in this movie wires are used in no more than two or three scenes, while the movie still retains the classic martial arts fights, in barren landscapes and courtyards of kung fu schools. Thus this is probably the greatest showcase yet of the incredible talents of Jet. Without the use of wires jet can move more freely and more realistially and while it cannot be denied that you must have great talent to work a wire to your advantage as jet did in the once upon a time series, this really shows us just what jet is capable of everyday, and boy, what a talent.

The showdown with the japanese karate master in the hills where jet's character comes to live is beautifully choregraphed, packed with skill, gracefull like a deadly ballet and totally natural, the way great martial arts should be, absolutly awe inspiring. The same can be said for every fight sequence in this movie, all left me gasping, all left me full of admiration, not just for jet who i have long believed to be possibly the greatest talent in martial arts today or any other time, but for his opponents.

Great story, amazing fight sequences, fluent direction, smooth cinematography... it might not be as great or as grand in narration as Once Upon a Time in China or Crouching Tiger, but this is one of the greatest martial arts film ever, and accessable to everyone. One of my Jet Li favourites along with OUATIC2 and Tai Chi Master (AKA Twin Warriors)and definetly one of my all time favourites.

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