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San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu (1977)

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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Color

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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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Below average
17 December 2012 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

Well. I have to say I am rather amazed that this movie has a 7-star rating at IMDb. I was looking forward to Iron-Fisted Monk, but it strongly disappointed me. The plot and the characters are staggeringly formulaic, and far, far too much time is spent on the bad guys raping and massacring people with impunity (of course, this doesn't mean that there aren't several idiotic comedy scenes in it, also, complete with the worst sound effects in cinema history). There is also far too long between good fight scenes. The last ten minutes are satisfying, but everything else is decidedly below average. A very poor and disappointing effort from Sammo Hung, who has done so many other cool movies. I thought Iron-Fisted Monk would be one of his landmark efforts, but it's more of a landmark failure. It's just not in good taste, and does not deserve a rating above 3 or 4.


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