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The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

Lin Shi Rong (original title)
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A hot headed young butcher, who is also a kung fu disciple, gets embroiled in a feud with a rival shaolin temple.


Woo-Ping Yuen


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





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)


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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Action | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Mei Sheng Fan replaced Siu-Tin Yuen. See more »


References Popeye the Sailor (1960) See more »


Romance of the Horse Carriage Driver
Performed by Li Tai-Hsiang
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More Kung-Fu than movie...this is a good thing.
6 July 2003 | by lightsoutfilmsSee all my reviews

Magnificent Butcher is one of those classic Kung Fu movies - the ones with all the camera zooms and overly emphasized hitting sounds like sound like twigs breaking. Sammo Hung is Butcher Wing, a somewhat clumsy and confused butcher...who also happens to know Kung Fu. Through plot machinations worthy of a daytime soap opera, it is Butcher Wing who must defend his dojo and the baseless accusations against him.

There's far more Kung Fu in this movie than actual movie. This is a good thing. The fights are amazingly choreographed and never "cheat" like so many movies of its kind do today. In other words, instead of seeing flashes of action which are cut together to make a fight scene, the entire scene is played out in a master shot where you can watch these athletes in action.

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Hong Kong


Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

19 December 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Golden Harvest Company See more »
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2.35 : 1
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