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Ying quan (1978)

During a changeover in China to constitutional government, regional warlords and chiefs use the confusion to rebel against the new government. One honorable chief refuses and leaks a secret... See full summary »

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Police Commander Hu (as Tao Wong)
Yi-Min Li ...
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Sing Chen
Yi Chang ...
Long White Hair
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Chi Ping Chang
Chung-Kuei Chang
Ji-Lung Chang
Pao-Shan Chang
Tai Lun Chang
Hou-Chiang Chi
Kuo Chung Ching
Li Chu
Hsing Nan Ho
Mei Lung Hsiang
Lu-Ling Li ...
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During a changeover in China to constitutional government, regional warlords and chiefs use the confusion to rebel against the new government. One honorable chief refuses and leaks a secret ciphered document outlining the warlords plans to local police. A shady thug working for the evil warlord faction hires the aid of two young brother scoundrels to assist in ruining the reputation of the towns police chief, Hu, who has come in possession of the leaked document. The scoundrel's sister, Ms. Poon, is in love with Hu and the brothers unwittingly work for the thugs for the sake of helping their sister. Meanwhile, the warlords have sent assassins to kill anyone who may have seen the document and end up killing the killing the girlfriend of Hu's best friend. The best friend returns and aids Hu to find those whom the document belongs. Hu then proceeds to manufacture situations and events that will lead him directly to the traitors and find all involved. Written by M.Astaphan

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Above average fights excuse plot and character weaknesses
1 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is also titled "Shaolin Iron Fist". The movie opens to a narrator explaining the warlord problem and Don Wong working out. Chan Sing is introduced as the baddest warlord. He uses his iron claw or hawk's fist (his hand is blackened and immune to fire) to kill a man and demonstrate his badness. Don Wong is a police man. He goes about town making sure law and order is upheld and uses his kung fu to that end. There are two idiots that almost ruin the movie. They are the brothers of the hot kung fu chick and Don's love interest. They can't stay out of trouble and do nothing to gain any sympathy from the audience. A valuable letter is revealed and Chan Sing orders that everyone who saw the letter must be killed. The two villains of the movie, Chan Sing and Chang Yi, are conspicuously absent for most of the movie. Nevertheless the underlings provide excellent fights, each fight uniquely choreographed and executed with good focus and power. I rate the movie above average for the year and genre based on the fights and despite the already mentioned weaknesses of plot and character. I recommend it for any fan of martial arts movies from the golden age 1967-1984.


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