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Legend of a Fighter (1982)

Huo Yuan-Jia (original title)
The story of "Fok Yun Gap" also know as "Hou Yuan Chia" one of China's greatest marital artists.

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Tin Leung (as Li-jen Liang), Jing Wong | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yao Lin Chen ... Eagle Claw school fighter
Yeh Fang ... Sanaka Senior
Fung Fung ... Boxing promoter
Hark-On Fung ... White Man's Lackey
Ha Huang ... Teacher beaten by Sanaka
Phillip Ko ... Master Fok
Yasuaki Kurata ... Chiang Ho-Shan
Hok Nin Lau ... Sifu Fok's assistant
Ka Ting Lee ... Sanaka Junior
Ka-Yan Leung ... Fok Yun Gap as adult (as Kar Yan Leung)
Siu-Lung Leung ... (as Bruce Liang)
Huang-Hsi Liu Huang-Hsi Liu
Kwai Shan ... Yellow Tiger of Shantung
Brandy Yuen ... Chiao Te, bucktooth
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Pipe smoker (as Hsiang-Jen Yuan)
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The story of "Fok Yun Gap" also know as "Hou Yuan Chia" one of China's greatest marital artists.

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china | kung fu | martial arts | See All (3) »

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The legend that inspired Bruce Lee's "Fist of Fury"

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Action | History

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

12 February 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret Master See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Now *THIS* is kung fu!!
21 May 2005 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

Legend of a Fighter is one of the extremely few totally engaging and at the same time totally realistic kung fu movies. Nobody becomes a master overnight; oh no, the movie jumps ahead 12 years to show that it damn well takes time to master a decent kung fu style!

The fight scenes are nothing less than stupendous. This is old school wireless fighting at its best, helmed by Hong Kong's premiere martial arts choreographer, not to mention the stellar fighting skills of the great Ka-Yan Leung.

The story is also good, although the end, with the entire national honor of China at stake, perhaps stretches credibility a bit. But the yarn is structured very well, so the audience is engaging their emotions in the story, right up to the end.

If you're looking for a really good, classic kung fu movie with lots of action and lots of intensity, you can't do much better than this.

My rating: 9 out of 10.


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