MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,340 this week

Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
"Wong Fei Hung VI: Sai Wik Hung See" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 2,195 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 15 critic

The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Sammo Hung)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 07 Jun 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)

Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Once Upon a Time in China and America.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.

Director: Jet Li
Stars: Jet Li, Dean Harrington, Mark King
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Jet Li, Jianqiang Hu, Qiuyan Huang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Jet Li, Shinobu Nakayama, Siu-Ho Chin
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword. The ... See full summary »

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang
Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Qiuyan Huang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang
Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Jianqiang Hu
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two friends ex Shaolin monks part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rise up to e a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.

Director: Woo-ping Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Siu-Ho Chin
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen
Fearless (2006)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). Huo Yuanjia was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Jet Li, Shidô Nakamura, Betty Sun
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.

Director: Chris Nahon
Stars: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Stars: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rosamund Kwan ...
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Club Foot (as Xiong Xin Xin)
Kwok-Pong Chan ...
Buck Teeth So (as Chan Kwok Pong)
...
Billy
Joseph Sayah ...
Bandit Leader (as Joe Sayah)
Chrysta Bell ...
Sarah, the Indian Girl (as Chrysta Bell Zucht)
Kong Lung ...
Uncle Lone (as Patrick Lung)
Richard Ng ...
Uncle Han
William Fung ...
Immigrant Worker
Johnny Koo ...
Immigrant Worker
...
Dick
Ryon Marshall
...
Rival Tribe Indian Brave
Edit

Storyline

The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help. Written by Eugene Wu <infinitey@juno.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 February 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in China and America  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the fight scene between Wong and the bandit leader in bar, the bandit's head goes through the wooden table and Wong flings it in the air and there's sound of punch, whereas there's no punch. See more »

Connections

Follows Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining entry in the series
26 April 2000 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

Jet Li returns as Wong Fei Hung in this great epic series of China's history. With Sammo Hung at the director's chair, one can expect some high-quality choreography. And good fights are not lacking in this movie. I thought that the characters were more defined and likeable then in OUATIC 4. I thought that the epic quality of the story and themes weren't there, but setting that aside, the movie is fun to watch. Sammo proves that he's one of the best choreographers, and Jet Li proves that he's one of the best on-screen fighters.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sara (Indian Girl) hardcoresocrates
Richard Ng CrashHolly8

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?