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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)
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Sarah, the Indian Girl (as Chrysta Bell Zucht)
Kong Lung ...
Uncle Lone (as Patrick Lung)
Richard Woo ...
Uncle Han (as Richard Ng)
William Fung ...
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Ryon Marshall
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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was shot at the Alamo Village, the movie set originally created for John Wayne's The Alamo (1960). 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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Follows Once Upon a Time in China III (1993) See more »

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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.


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