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Director:
Writers:
Gordon Chan (screenplay)
Jack Maeby (english adaptation)
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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:
Come for the fights, stay for the movie See more (115 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:

E.E. Bell ... (voice)
Shaun Britton ... English Gentleman at dock

Ray Chang ... (voice)
Steve Coon ... (voice)
Timothy Dang ... (voice)

John DeMita ... Chen Zhen (voice)
Mary Ellen Dunbar ... (voice)

Wayne Grace ... (voice)

David Graf ... (voice)

Karen Huie ... (voice)

Harry Johnson ... (voice)
Mark Klastorin ... (voice)
Marco Lo ... Ryuichi's student- Sakamoto
Tim Lounibos ... (voice)
Gary Wing-Lun Mak ... Lun - Jingwu Mun student

Derek McGrath ... (voice)

Dean Scofield ... (voice)

Brad Sergi ... (voice)
Michael Sorich ... (voice)
Tai Wo Tang ... Ngai
Kenji Tanigaki

Fred Tatasciore ... (voice)
Tak-Yan Wong
Eric Michael Zee ... (voice)
Ogie Zulueta ... (voice)

Directed by
Gordon Chan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gordon Chan  screenplay
Jack Maeby  english adaptation
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 Lui .... 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 (as Kim Wai Wong)
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
Cindy Fong-Tai Cheung .... costume assistant
Yim Man Choy .... costume assistant (as Yim-Man Choi)
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
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (uncredited)
 

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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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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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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: In the final fight between Chen Zen and Gen. Fujita, every time Fujita falls to the ground his hair is longer, revealing it to be a stunt double.See more »
Quotes:
Chen Zhen:The object of matching is to beat down the opponent.
Fumio Funakoshi:Wrong kid, the best way to beat the opponent is to use a gun.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Matrix Reloaded (2003)See more »

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What are the differences between the HongKong Version and the Extended Taiwanese Cut?
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33 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Come for the fights, stay for the movie, 15 February 2006
Author: gwailo247 from Los Angeles, CA

A remake of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury, this movie gives us amazing martial arts sequences, with good plot and acting in between.

The fights are spectacular. A lot of martial arts movies incorporate wonderful movements and acrobatics, designed to show off the skill and grace of the fighter. However in a life or death struggle, these sometimes seem out of place. This is a "realistic" martial arts movie. You almost feel yourself cringing with each hit. As the man said: "These lads are out to hurt each other." This is fighting in its purest, taking cue from Bruce Lee's personal style, where the aim is to defeat your opponent in the most efficient manner possible. The opening fight of the movie sets its style right away and continues to its climax.

But what made this movie go above and beyond a martial arts flick is the storyline and plot. This movie deals with themes of racism, tolerance and acceptance not only between the Chinese and Japanese, but within each group as well. Here Jet Li shines in his performance. While events cause him to lose his composure and give in to his feelings, at the core you see that he is a righteous person. When he realizes the correct course of action, either by himself, or when it is pointed out by others, he does what is right. And we see the people around him learn from his behavior and they seek to emulate it.

The movie also tries to present a rather fair view of both the Chinese and Japanese. Neither side is portrayed as good or evil, rather as normal human beings, running the whole spectrum from selfish to noble, from hateful to kind.

As a martial arts movie, this is one of the best ever made, but it stands on its own as a good film, one dealing with a historical subject that has a very strong resonance even today.

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