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Li-Min Chang
Bin-hwa Lee
Fei Lung
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Chung-Kuei Chang
Yi Kuei Chang
Ting-Hsun Chin
Chung-Lien Chou
Chiang Han
Han Hsieh
Ti-Men Kan
Ho Chiu Kei
Blackie Shou Liang Ko
Chi-Yu Kong
Chiang Li
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23 May 1973 (Taiwan)  »

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The Iron Man  »

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The Iron Man 1973
17 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Another movie starring Jimmy Wang Yu made only months before "Beach of the War Gods" and three years before any "One-Armed Swordsman" or "Master of the Flying Guillotine". The credited cast shown here (IMDB) is Yu Wang (Jimmy Wang Yu), Li-Min Chang (Cheung Lee-Man), Bin-hwa Lee (Lee Bin-Hwa) and Fei Lung (Lung Fei). I'm not sure about Lee Bin Hwa... Maybe she played the mother in the very beginning, but the other actual credited female is Tung Fong Mei-Fung (known here as Mei-fung Tung Fang). Anyway.....

When the movie starts we find our hero Chin (Jimmy) as a little boy (played by Kam Ting-Hsun). The Japanese (Lung Fei and thugs) come to the house, kill his parents and chop his hand off. Then "Bam" the opening credits roll and the little boy is now a grown Chin looking for revenge with the faces of his enemies burned into his brain.

Chin now has a fake hand covered by a black glove and goes on a killing spree of Feng's (Lung Fei) associates and tries to stop Feng's arranged marriage.

The fights are decent, there's stabbing, slicing, shooting and even poison darts... and there's a bit more nudity than usual. I'm up in the air on this one and thinking about it remains 50/50 for me but leaning more towards 4 - 4.5....

Also... I hear that this movie is also being distributed with the title "Tough Guy" (which isn't listed here or anywhere that I've seen). If that's the case, then it could cause some confusion. There's Tough Guy 1972 aka Revenge of the Dragon, Kung Fu's Hero 1973 aka Tough Guy, Tough Guy 1974 aka The Black Dragon, Duel at Tiger Village 1978 aka Tough Guy and Tough Guy 1997 Directed by Ka Ka and stars Woody Chan Chin-Pang, Xu Jing-Lei (Jinglei Xu), Yu Rong-Guang (Rongguang Yu) and Billy Chow Bei-Lei. So... as long as you keep an eye on the director and cast, you'll know which "Tough Guy" you have or viewed.


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