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Fists of Fury II (1977)

Jing wu men xu ji (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | April 1980 (USA)
After Chen Zhen's execution in Shanghai, the Japanese feared that his death would unite all Chinese kung fu schools against them. Fearing this, the Japanese gave orders to the head of the ... See full summary »

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Hsin Yi Chang (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bruce Li ... Chen Shen (as Chung Tao Ho)
Lieh Lo ... Miyamoto (Guest star)
Feng Tien ... Tin Man Kwai (as Fung Tin)
Yasuhiro Shikamura ... Yanagi Saburo
James Nam ... Souto Jyo (as Hsun Nankung)
Chien Tsao Chien Tsao ... Inspector Chiu
Hui Lou Chen ... Wang Bar
Han Hsieh
Sung Chao Yu Sung Chao Yu ... Policeman
Tu Chin ... Kam Fuk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Tai Lun Chang Tai Lun Chang
Chin Hai Chen Chin Hai Chen ... Shun Chui
Shen-Lin Chen ... Japanese Knight
Sheng Chiang ... Japanese Knight (as Kang-Sheng Chao)
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Storyline

After Chen Zhen's execution in Shanghai, the Japanese feared that his death would unite all Chinese kung fu schools against them. Fearing this, the Japanese gave orders to the head of the Hong Ku School, Miyamoto (Lo Lieh) to surpass all Chinese schools including the Ching Wu School. Miyamoto sends the Japanese along with their interpreter to the Ching Wu School ordering the leader & students to leave the School. When they refuse, the Japanese beat up the students and destroys the school. Meanwhile, one Chinese learns about the destruction of the Ching Wu School when he goes to Shanghai to visit Chen Zhen's grave. This Chinese is the only one who has the guts to fight the Japanese, this Chinese is known as Chen Shen (Bruce Li) who is the brother of Chen Zhen and he vows to avenge his brother's death and end the terror of the Japanese once and for all. Written by Chris Stoddard

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Part one was the FUSE...Part two is the EXPLOSION! See more »

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinese Connection 2 See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The photo of Chen Zhen at his funeral in the opening of the film is actually a behind the scenes photo of Bruce Lee during the filming of Way of the Dragon. See more »

Quotes

Chen Shen: [last lines - To Miyamoto] Now listen... we're tolerant... patient... but you read it wrong. Those are our virtues, not signs of weakness. And now you've learned that.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema release was cut by the BBFC to remove repeated punches and a shot of a man being impaled on stakes. The video release restored the cinema cuts though further cuts of 1 min 12 secs were made to remove shots of nunchakus, an ear clap and a shot of a live bird being eaten by a cheetah. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) See more »

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Lost connections...
23 April 2007 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Bruce Li stars in this sequel as the the brother of the character played by Bruce Lee in the original 1972 movie. However things have gotten worse for the Chinese since Bruce Lee's character died and the Japanese are so mean that they don't let them visit the grave of Lee's character, get killed constantly and worst of all they do it for no particular reason. I must admit that The Chinese Connection II might be at least a passable movie if available in Cantonese with subtitles because the dubbed version certainly doesn't provide enough background or plot to make this is even close to as enjoyable as the original first movie. Bruce Li does have a screen presence, this is a fact he has a quality about him which suggests he might've had more talent then just going into ludicrous dramatics while kicking the crap out of various people. What makes Chinese Connection II so disappointing is that it literally is nothing but endless action sequences with no story to make the action sequences mean anything. Don't get me wrong plot isn't very important, but I for one wanted a reason and motivation for Bruce Li's vengeance as well as why the bad guys did what they did. Unfortunately it's all vague and because of this the action sequences (while well staged) lack the overall edge a normal martial arts flick would have.

*1/2 out of 4-(Poor)


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