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Jing wu ying xiong (1994)

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

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Credited cast:
... Chen Zhen
Shinobu Nakayama ... Mitsuko Yamada
... Hou Ting-En
... General Fujita (Supreme Killer) (as Billy Chau)
... Fuimo Funakoshi
... Uncle Noh (as Paul Chiang)
... Rose
... Captain Jie
Toshimichi Takahashi ... Japanese Ambassador
Suk-Mui Tam ... Wei
... Ryuichi Akutagawa (as Lou Hsueh Hsien)
Sun Wong ... Cook
Man Biu Lee ... Biu
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Shaun Britton ... English Gentleman at Dock
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Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Huo Yuan Jia in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa. While overcoming suspicion and ambition within the kungfu school, Chen exhumes his master to prove Hou's defeat was the result of poisoning. Both nationalities make the case a test of honor, so Chinese and Japanese pride are at stake when it culminates in Chen's final epic duel against the ruthless, undefeated Japanese general Fujita. Written by KGF Vissers

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To avenge his masters death, He'll fight like never before!

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Rated R for some strong martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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22 December 1994 (Hong Kong)  »

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Fist of Legend  »

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The final fight scene was the inspiration for the 'dojo sequence' in the matrix. See more »

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Although set in 1937, one of the cars seen on the street in Shanghai is a 1947 Chevrolet, and another is a 1948 Buick. See more »

Quotes

Chen Zhen: The object of matching is to beat down the opponent.
Fumio Funakoshi: Wrong kid, the best way to beat the opponent is to use a gun.
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The perfect remake of the classic "Chinese Connection"
9 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Fist of Legend" is a great movie. Really great. Jet Li plays Chen Zhen, a character played by Bruce Lee in "Chinese Connection", and he does it perfect. Bruce Lee's Chen is a character filled with anger, hate and wish for revenge. Jet Li's Chen is much different. He is cold blooded, there is no anger in him. The difference between Jet Li and Bruce Lee is the same as the difference between "Fist of Legend" and "Chinese Connection". Bruce Lee's character hates Japan and everything Japanese. Jet Li's Chen wishes his revenge but he respects Japanese culture and there isn't hate. If "Chinese Connection" is a movie of the hate and the anger, "Fist of Legend" is a movie of the peace and the respect.


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