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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

R | | Action | 2 November 2012 (USA)
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On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abbott (as Gordon Liu)
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Copper Lion (as Xue Jing Yao)
Telly Liu ...


In Jungle Village, the leader of the Lion's clan Gold Lion is summoned by the Governor and assigned to protect his gold that will be transported through the village. However he is betrayed and murdered by the greedy Silver Lion and Bronze Lion. Gold Lion's favorite son Zen Yi, a.k.a. The X-Blade, seeks revenge and heads to Jungle Village, but he is defeated by Brass Body and rescued by the local Blacksmith Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Gemini Female and the Gemini Male protect the Governor's gold, but they are vanquished by the army of Silver and Bronze Lion. The Blacksmith is abducted by the Lions and has his arms severed by Brass Body. However he is saved by the British Jack Knife, who is the emissary of the Emperor, and he manufactures iron arms for Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Governor sends the Jackal army to fight against the Lions and they hide the gold in the brothel of Madam Blossom. However, Madam Blossom and his girls form an army of black widows and together with Jack, Zen Yi and The... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre con los puños de hierro  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,910,980 (USA) (2 November 2012)


$15,608,545 (USA) (14 December 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Abbott, played by Gordon Liu, is the same character referred to by Bill in Kill Bill: Vol 2 as he recounts 'The Legend of Pei Mei' to "The Bride" around the camp fire. He is the ancestor of "The Bride"'s master in Kill Bill. See more »


In the beginning of the film a few modern buildings can be seen in the horizon. See more »


[from trailer]
Madame Blossom: Gentlemen, warriors, we'll see who's left standing and who's on their knees...
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References The Untouchables (1987) See more »


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User Reviews

Bad Movie
5 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I can't remember the last time I walked out of a movie, but I did with this one. It was very difficult to understand the character's intentions. I'm sure the movie said it, but the movie kept bouncing from character to character which made it hard to focus on the storyline. The action scenes were way too comical to be taken seriously. The blood would shoot out of them like the geyser Old Faithful. At one point I didn't know if this movie was supposed to be taken seriously as an action film or meant to be a comedy. One of the characters had an 80's style hairdo that made me laugh every time I saw him. The movie dragged on much too long without substance for me to stay interested. Just random fight scenes that made me laugh more than appreciate the arts of Kung Fu. I felt I was in a nightmare that Oskar Schell had from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

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