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Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)

Wong fei hung VI: Sai wik hung see (original title)
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Following an ambush in his visit to America, Wong Fei-hung becomes separated from his fellow travelers and suffers memory loss.

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (as Sammo Hung)

Writers:

Cheuk-Hon Szeto (as Szeto Chek Hon), Sharon Hui | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Wong Fei-Hung
Rosamund Kwan ... 13th Aunt
Xin Xin Xiong ... Seven (as Xiong Xin Xin)
Kwok-Pong Chan ... Talkative So (as Chan Kwok Pong)
Jeff Wolfe ... Billy
Joseph Sayah Joseph Sayah ... Bandit Leader (as Joe Sayah)
Chrysta Bell ... Sarah, the Indian Girl (as Chrysta Bell Zucht)
Kong Lung Kong Lung ... Uncle Lone (as Patrick Lung)
Richard Ng ... Uncle Han
William Fung William Fung ... Immigrant Worker
Johnny Koo ... Immigrant Worker
Roger Yuan ... Dick
Ryon Marshall Ryon Marshall
T.J. Storm ... Rival Tribe Indian Brave
Gavin Perry Gavin Perry
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Storyline

The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help. Written by Eugene Wu <infinitey@juno.com>

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Trivia

The film was shot at the Alamo Village, the movie set originally created for John Wayne's The Alamo (1960). See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene between Wong and the bandit leader in bar, the bandit's head goes through the wooden table and Wong flings it in the air and there's sound of punch, whereas there's no punch. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in two separate versions with dialogues in two Chinese dialects: Mandarin and Cantonese. See more »

Connections

Follows Once Upon a Time in China III (1992) See more »

User Reviews

 
Stick to the first 3, don't bother with any of the rest, including this one
25 October 2002 | by Proz512See all my reviews

After watching the first 3 in a two period to see what was so good about the series, I decided to watch this as an off-chance. I was horribly disappointed. While it might have come out before Shanghai Noon, this was just plain unbearable to watch with painfully BAD stereotypical dialogue with a plot thrown in around the last 2/3rd of the movie. Do yourself some justice and skip this movie if given an option. Only watch it for morbid curiosity, but you'll only be disappointed. I feel like this horrible film tainted my eyes after watching the first 3, which were full of movie magic. The action scenes in this one didn't even keep my attention at times.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 February 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in China and America See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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