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.
Eugene Wu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1 February 1997 (Hong Kong)
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Also Known As:
Once Upon a Time in China and America
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The DVD by Ritek is the only version of the movie with the original sync-sound Mandarin track. All other versions are dubbed without the cast's real voices. See more
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
Released in two separate versions with dialogues in two Chinese dialects: Mandarin and Cantonese. See more
Referenced in Shanghai Noon