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Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)

Da jue dou (original title)
A Kung Fu artist sacrifices everything to avenge his father's execution.

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writer:

Kang Chien Chiu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lung Ti ... Tang Jen Chieh
David Chiang ... Chiang Nan ('Rambler')
Ping Wang ... Hu-Dieh ('Butterfly')
Jeanette Yu Wei ... A-Hsiu
Yuan Chuan ... Kan Wen-pin
Chih-Ching Yang ... Shen Tien-hung
Feng Ku ... Tang Jen Lin
Kang-Yeh Cheng ... Hsiao Mao
Hui Hsia Hui Hsia ... Ling Tzu
Pin Ho ... Liu Shou-yi (as Ho Pin)
Ching-Ho Wang ... Chao Hai-shan
Liu Hung ... Hsu Li
Chung Wang ... Liu Sung
Kuang Yu Wang ... Wang Hung
Kang Liu ... Lin Ting-wu
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Storyline

Tan Jen-chieh's life spins out of control when he's forced into exile to clear his name following the murder of his adopted father. He's hunted in the streets. His lover, Butterfly, turns to prostitution. And his father's likely killer - a smooth operator known as the Rambler - is always lingering nearby. But before Tan and the Rambler can slit each other's throats, they learn they've been double-crossed and go two against everyone in a rage of double-edged vengeance.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The name of the original character for David Chiang's iconic mercenary killer, the Jiang-nan 'Rambler' was renamed 'the Rover' in the overseas English language dubbed release. See more »

Alternate Versions

The American theatrical release, titled Duel of the Iron Fist, was heavily cut to avoid an "X" rating, mainly in the final fight. The Hong Kong DVD released by IVL, however, features the original uncut and uncensored print. See more »

Connections

Edited into Iron Fist Pillage (2001) See more »

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The First HK Gangster Film!
1 April 1999 | by BoodikkaSee all my reviews

Boasting a young production assistant by the name of John Woo, this knife-fighting film is considered by many to be the first HK-style gangster film. In fact Ti Lung would go on to star in "A Better Tomorrow". Ignore the shoddy production values, and enjoy this morality play. WARNING: Some US prints end with the government troops fighting Ti Lung and David Chiang in the rain. This is not the ending, the fight goes on for another 15 minutes! Enjoy the risible dubbing; at one point Ti Lung has 3 different accents in one sentence!


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 April 1971 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$798,250
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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