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Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 October 2001 (USA)
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A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

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Credited cast:
... Dr. Yang / Iron Monkey
... Wong Kei-Ying
... Miss Orchid
... Wong Fei-Hong
Shun-Yee Yuen ... General Fox
... Governor Cheng Pak-Fong
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Hin Hung (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Fai Lee ... Hin Hung's disciple #1
Hou Hsiao ... Hin Hung's disciple #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Wong Fei-Hung (voice)
Mandy Chan ... Shaolin Monk #4 (as Man-Dik Ko)
Siu Wah Chan ... Shaolin Monk #2
Kwai Po Chun ... Shaolin Monk #1 (as Kwai Po Chin)
Peter Doyle ... Orchid's Boss (Flashback Scene) (voice)
William Duen Wai-Lun ... Fat rich patient (as William Tuen)
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A Hong Kong variation on Robin Hood. The corrupt officials of a Chinese village are continually robbed by a masked bandit know as "Iron Monkey" named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Govenor forces a traveling physician (Donnie Yen) into finding the bandit. The arrival of an evil Shaolin monk, brings the Physician and Iron Monkey together to battle the corrupt government. Written by Ronald L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts action/violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Iron Monkey  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,014,653, 14 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,681,661, 18 November 2001
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Trivia

Shi-Kwan Yen, who plays the role of Hin Hung, also acts as the antagonist in the movie, Once Upon a Time in China. See more »

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As the Iron Monkey is about to climb up the ladder after the fight with the Royal Minister, you can hear the sound effects of him climbing the ladder before he begins climbing it. See more »

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Iron Monkey: [dubbed and subtitled versions] Don't take things too seriously, and you will always be at ease.
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Fancy Kung Fu Robin Hood
20 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I really loved this flick. A Kung Fu Robin Hood fights corruption in officialdom whilst providing for the poor and needy. Kung Fu skills go from fancy kicks and hand work, to wok skills, balancing on poles and beating up bullies with an umbrella. Once the visiting doctor realises his mistake in wanting to defeat our hero, a dynamic team up results against the evil foes from Shaolin who misuse their art to the obligatory Kung Fu bad guys (and girls). The characters are quite good, even the little kid didn't irritate me (good skills). This movie has some padding, with the father-son routine. It worked ok, adding some plot and human interest to the movie. Even one of the corrupt officials (Master Fox) moves beyond 1D, though the Shaolin monk is truly the 1D bad guy. Well done Tsui Hark.


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