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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen -- Playing the hero first portrayed by Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury, Donnie Yen reprises his role as legendary fighter Chen Zhen in this breakneck kung fu thriller set in Shanghai during its occupation by the Japanese in World War II.
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen -- Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas ...
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21 September 2010 (China) See more »
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Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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Review: Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
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Well-choreographed story of a masked freedom fighter See more (33 total) »

Cast

 

Donnie Yen ... Chen Zhen

Qi Shu ... Fang Qing

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Liu Yutian

Bo Huang ... Inspector Huang Hao Long

Shawn Yue ... General Zeng
Yasuaki Kurata ... Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi
Kenji Tanigaki ... Gangster / Fighter in dojo

Siyan Huo ... Vivian
Gregory Wong (as Wong Chung Yiu)
Ryu Kohata ... Colonel Takeshi Chikaraishi
Tony Ho
Ikki Funaki
Jiajia Chen ... Huang Lan

Karl Dominik ... Vincent
Akira ... Sasaki Chikaraishi
Hua Yan ... Fighter in dojo
Miao Chi
Su Ma ... General Zhou's wife
Yu Mu-Zi
Tian Gao
Shi Feng
Xiaolei Huang
Wang Feng
Lau Tou
Alex Ahlstrom ... American Soldier
Yale Varty ... American Soldier
Chris Tsui ... Chris
Songwen Zhang ... Wen-Zai
Jan-To Tam ... Fighter in dojo
Zhang Zhi-Hong
Zhou Wang
Minowa Yasufumi
Jessie Zhou Hong ... Concubine
Zhou Yang ... Qi Zhi-Shan
Hu Shan-Shan
Yue Ma ... General Zhou
Lai Xi
Zhang Huai-Yu
Wong San
Li Xiao-Lin ... Qiu Ting
Zhang Huei
Xia Yi-Yao

Directed by
Wai-Keung Lau  (as Andrew Lau)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gordon Chan  screenplay
Chi-Sing Cheung 
Koon-nam Lui 
Frankie Tam 

Produced by
Gordon Chan .... producer
Ellen Chang .... co-producer
Paul Cheng .... co-producer
Siu Kin Cheung .... associate producer
Man Kei Chin .... associate producer
John Chong .... executive producer
Lorraine Ho .... co-producer
Peter Lam .... executive producer
Wai-Keung Lau .... producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... executive producer
Chang-tian Wang .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kwong Wing Chan 
 
Cinematography by
Wai-Keung Lau (director of photography) (as Andrew Lau)
Man-Ching Ng (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Wai Chiu Chung  (as Azrael Chung)
 
Production Design by
Tze Fung Li 
 
Art Direction by
Che Kiu Lam  (as Eric Lam)
 
Costume Design by
Dora Ng 
 
Makeup Department
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Wai Hing Lau .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paul Au .... production manager
Mok Fung Yee .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wing-Leung Fong .... second assistant director
Yiu-Leung Ho .... third assistant director
Cindy Yu .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Little B. .... production draughtsman
Lam Jan-Yiu .... props
Wai Kin Lam .... property master
Hay Man .... production signage
Kin Hung Wong .... props
Yu Chung Wong .... props
Sai Yan Yeung .... props
 
Sound Department
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
Kinson Tsang .... supervising sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Jan-To Tam .... action choreographer
Kenji Tanigaki .... action choreographer
Hua Yan .... action choreographer
Donnie Yen .... action director
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yiu Ming Chan .... assistant camera
Hang Chen .... film loader: shanghai unit
Yuk-chuen Cheung .... gaffer
Wai Shing Fan .... assistant lighting
Jun Fu .... still photographer
Jai Ip .... gaffer
Siu Ching Ip .... cinematographer: second unit
Billy Ko .... assistant camera
Xiaodong Liu .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Chengli Long .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Chenghui Tang .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Jiangping Xiang .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Liming Yang .... lead gaffer: shanghai unit
Tao Yang .... electrician
Tao Yu .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Youguan Zhao .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Shenglong Zhou .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bosheng Jiang .... tailor
Linzhen Ni .... production seamstress
Xinfeng Wu .... production seamstress
Gangying Xi .... laundry
 
Editorial Department
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
 
Other crew
He Cheng .... translator: japanese
Siu Kin Cheung .... planner
Man Kei Chin .... production advisor
Yongmei Duanmu .... cashier
Tony Ho .... dance instructor
Hao Huang .... script supervisor
Peter Lam .... presenter
Wei Li .... continuity
Amy Liu .... finance
Kam-Ku Luk .... production assistant
Ronghao Ma .... continuity
Weichiao Ren .... continuity
Zhong-lun Ren .... presenter
Qi Shen .... caterer
Nan Leung Si-Wan .... dance instructor
Leo Sze .... production accountant
Chang-tian Wang .... presenter (as Changtian Wang)
Zhenxing Wang .... parking manager
Long Wu .... continuity
Chunlong Xiao .... cashier
Ying Xu .... physician
Haixue Yin .... continuity
Guoqiang Yu .... continuity
Bingbing Zhai .... continuity
Peng Zhao .... adminstrative assistant: shanghai unit
Leilei Zheng .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Chen Zhen: The Turbulence of Jing Wu" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"Legend of the Fist" - International (English title) (short title)
"The Legend of Chen Zhen" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language
Runtime:
106 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The first Hong Kong/Chinese film to be mixed in the "Dolby Surround 7.1" encoding system. Coincidentally, Wai-Keung Lau's movie The Avenging Fist (2001) was the first Hong Kong film mixed in the "Dolby Digital EX" 6.1 surround encoding system.See more »
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Anachronisms: The motorcycle is a Chinese made Chang Jiang which is a copy of a pre-WWII German BMW. This particular motorcycle had directional lights which war era bikes did not have and was manufactured in the mid to late 1990s.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ip Man (2008)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Well-choreographed story of a masked freedom fighter, 21 March 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

Another fest of ass-kicking from Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen, LEGEND OF THE FIST is loosely based on the same legend as Bruce Lee's FIST OF LEGEND and Jet Li's FIST OF LEGEND. Yen plays a masked freedom fighter battling against imperial Japanese forces during their occupation of Shanghai during the 1920s, and the film is a rousing, action-packed slice of superlative entertainment.

Okay, so the action doesn't quite have the edge of the similar IP MAN and its sequel, but generally speaking it's very good indeed. There's a particular viciousness to the scenes involving Yen going around and battling or murdering his beleaguered city's oppressors, and an involved, conspiracy style-storyline means that nobody can truly be trusted. The ending, which builds to one final bout with the enemy, is predictable in the extreme but nonetheless crowd-pleasing and hugely entertaining.

Yen sleepwalks through his role a bit, having played this type of character loads over the years, but he's given strong support in the likes of established names such as Shawn Yue, Anthony Wong and Shu Qi. The fast-paced story is handled well by Andrew Lau's Infernal Affairs, who brings the same kind of twisty, gritty vitality to this story as he did with that hugely influential cops vs. gangsters movie. And, of course, there are lots and lots of scenes of Yen kicking ass as only he knows how, including a spectacular opening that celebrates the little-known Chinese role in WW1.

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