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

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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 »

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Rosamund Kwan ...
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Club Foot (as Xiong Xin Xin)
Kwok-Pong Chan ...
Buck Teeth So (as Chan Kwok Pong)
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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
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Dick
Ryon Marshall
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Rival Tribe Indian Brave
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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>

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1 February 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

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Once Upon a Time in China and America  »

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This is First and only Wong Fei-Hung film shot in the US. See more »

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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 »

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Enjoyable hokum
16 August 2001 | by (Isle of Man, British Isles) – See all my reviews

The sixth film in the series, and the welcome return of Jet Li after a break in parts 4 and 5. This time around Wong Fei Hung and his cohorts take a trip to the wild west, a reasonable idea but ultimately one of the weakest of the films. The plot limps along rather pointlessly, although the frequent fight scenes (choreographed by Sammo Hung) are as exciting as ever. Their power is somewhat diminished, however, as at no point do you feel the characters are in any real danger.

Jet's cool bullet-dodging in the climactic fight is fun, but only real highlight is the scene where Fei Hung's loyal comrade Seven attempts to cure his master's amnesia by fighting him in the styles of villains from the previous films.

The supporting cast are a painful bunch of stereotypes, and their acting ability leaves a great amount to be desired, but if you can get past that this is enjoyable enough hokum.


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