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Iron Fisted Monk (1977)

San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu (original title)
The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.

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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Husker
Sing Chen ... Tak
James Tien ... Husker's Master
Hark-On Fung ... Official
Dean Shek ... Goofy Manchu
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Manchu Thug
Casanova Wong ... Shaolin disciple
Ching-Ying Lam ... Shu-Liu Worker
Wu Ma ... Boatman in Brothel
Fat Chung ... Shu-Liu Worker
Lung Chan ... Manchu Thug
Eric Tsang ... Shu-Liu Worker
Mars ... Shu-Liu Worker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Manchu thug
Wei-Ying Chen ... Liang's sister
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The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.

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kung fu | suicide | revenge | rape | fight | See All (7) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including rape, and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

25 August 1977 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Fisted Monk See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Sammo Hung's directorial debut. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD Version released by Hong Kong Legends required 1m 16secs of compulsory cuts to the Rape Scene in order to gain a release and an 18 Certificate. See more »

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Off To A good start
6 September 2000 | by AzzySee all my reviews

This movie happens to be the first directorial effort by Sammo Hung. It certainly doesn't do to badly. It starts off decently, and the learning curve is very sharp. Each fight in the movie is more surely Choreographed and is faster than the ones that preceded it. There is a prevelance of armed combat and acrobatics (non-wire) which are all well done. Sammo is as young as you'll see him in any movie except ENTER THE DRAGON. There is however an annoyingly large amount of nudity in this movie. The plot has Sammo training as a civilian in a shaolin temple in order to avenge the death of a neighbor at the hands of some manchu thugs. He has improved to the point of teaching classes to other non-monks at the temple. He decides to head out after the manchus, after his skills have reached a certain level. he is assisted by the brother of another victim of the manchu's, and his instructor, who is the title character. Sammo and the monk are both extremely fast and athletic, doing some impressive back flips and leaps. give it a try if you run across it.


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