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The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

Lin Shi Rong (original title)
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A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Edward Tang (as Ching-Sheng Teng), Jing Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Lam Sai-Wing / 'Butcher Wing'
Tak-Hing Kwan Tak-Hing Kwan ... Wong Fei-Hong (Guest star)) (as Te-Hsing Kuan)
Biao Yuen ... Leung Foon (Guest star) (as Biao Yuan)
Pai Wei Pai Wei ... Chik (Guest star)
Mei Sheng Fan ... Beggar King
Fat Chung ... Wildcat (as Fa Chung)
Hoi Sang Lee ... Master Ko (as Hai-Sheng Li)
Hark-On Fung ... Ko Tai-Hoi (as Ke-An Fung)
Qiqi Chen Qiqi Chen ... Lan Hsing (as Jo Jo Chan)
Jing Tang Jing Tang ... Yuet Mei (as Ching Tang)
Kam Cheung ... Lam Sai-Kwong (as Chin Chang)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Killer with Fan (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
Mo Yuen ... Pole Man (as Wu Yuan)
Kuo-Cheng Liu Kuo-Cheng Liu ... Butcher Wan Chi-Cheung
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Blind Man (as Po-Kuang Ho)
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Storyline

A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now Ko, the head of five dragons, wants revenge. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for violent content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

19 December 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ren zhe wu di See more »

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Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Siu Tin Yuen's death, the script was rewritten. Hoi Sang Lee originally played a comic relief character and a different actor played Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's brother before the rewrite. See more »

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Featured in 5ji ni muchuu!: Episode dated 4 April 2017 (2017) See more »

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Hugely enjoyable old-style kung fu action
12 October 2002 | by dave_or_didSee all my reviews

This has everything you want from a classic kung fu film - lots of superbly choreographed action, plenty of cheesy but fun humour, and even a reasonable plot, which actually gets quite nasty at times. The fighting really is the main reason to see it though, it really is something to behold. Plenty of somersaulting, using props, and crazy moves with ridiculous names, theres even a bit of weapon fighting too. The film never gets the coverage or respect it deserves unfortunately, but if you read this, I hope it will move you to watch it, love it, and tell all your friends. Trust me, if you're into old style kung-fu along similar lines to Drunken Master, you're in for a treat.


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