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The Grandmaster (2013)
"Yi dai zong shi" (original title)

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The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Iron Shoes
Qingxiang Wang ...
Master Gong Yutian
Elvis Tsui ...
Mr. Hung
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Zhang Yongcheng
Chia Yung Liu ...
Master Yong
Chiu Yee Tsang ...
Shorty
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Uncle Deng
Shun Lau ...
Master Rui
Xiaofei Zhou ...
Sister San
Mancheng Wang ...
Master Ba
Ting Yip Ng ...
Brother Sau
Man Keung Cho ...
Cho Man
Tony Ling ...
Foshan Martial Artist
Tielong Shang ...
Jiang
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Storyline

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$132,617 (USA) (23 August 2013)

Gross:

$6,594,136 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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Trivia

Bruce Lee trained in Wing Chun and later developed his own hybrid martial arts philosophy, Jeet Kune Do ("The Way of the Intercepting Fist.") See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ip Man: They say I spread wing chung throughout the world. I hope that's true. I didn't do it to acquire renown. The martial arts should be open to all, everyone should walk the same route. It all comes down to two words: Horizontal, Vertical.
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Featured in The 86th Academy Awards (2014) See more »

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Whats going on with these haters--- Something fishy!
20 August 2013 | by (Leipzig) – See all my reviews

I have been reading the reviews for this film before it opened. What I have noticed is that it has gone up in its rating by over 1.5 points in the IMDb rating scale since opening (from under a 5 to a 6.0).... I noticed that most of the worst reviews were written and posted before it even opened? That got me wondering.... are these "reviewers" really reviewing this film or have they tried to cause a train wreck with it before it even came out? It looks to me that the vast majority of reviews since the film actually opened have been very high ratings.

I thought the film was outstanding- just like the resent reviews.

Does anyone else think something fishy is going on with the reviews of this film? Why would some folks want to squash this film? Maybe some journalists out there can take a look at that?


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