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The Avenging Fist (2001)

Kuen sun (original title)
A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove. Supposedly, it gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the 'unused 80%' of his mental ... See full summary »

Directors:

Andrew Lau, Corey Yuen

Writer:

Sap Sam Chan (as Thirteen Chan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leehom Wang ... Nova / Kong
Stephen Fung ... Iron Surfer
Gigi Leung ... Erika
Kristy Yeung ... Belle
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Inspector Dark
Biao Yuen ... Thunder
Kar Lok Chin ... Jazz
Roy Cheung ... Combat 21
Cecilia Yip ... Aunt Wing
Ekin Cheng ... Young Inspector Dark
Ka Ho Yu Ka Ho Yu ... Sing
Ron Smoorenburg ... Iron Surfer's 1st Opponent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bo-Yee Chan
Wai-Ho Yuen Wai-Ho Yuen ... Sung
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Storyline

A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove. Supposedly, it gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the 'unused 80%' of his mental potential. It turns out that the glove also enables the wearer to take over the minds of others, and one unbalanced police volunteer tries to use this to stage a coup. In the end, one of the three test cops is killed, another survives to stay on the force, and the rogue cop makes his escape. 20 years later, the dead officer's son gives away his identity by using his father's personal martial arts technique in a fighting competition, thus drawing the attention of both the remaining good and evil supercops. The kids and the old guys must then start getting ready for a multi-generational final battle of good vs. evil. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

7 December 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Avenging Fist See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES (DVD version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first Hong Kong movie to be recorded in Dolby Digital Surround EX. See more »

Goofs

The position of Yuen Biao's metal mask varies from scene to scene - sometimes in the correct position, sometimes too low on his face so his nose appears much longer than it really is. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, the film reads "Important notice: The movie is not based on or related to any of the "Tekken" video games and is not licensed by Namco Limited". See more »

Connections

Version of Tekken 3 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Wei Yi (The one and only)
Music and Lyrics by Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
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Fans of CGI and Martial Arts will enjoy this movie
8 May 2002 | by magneticpoopSee all my reviews

I saw The Avenging Fist after watching Stormriders at a friend's house. I was grossly disappointed in Stormriders just because of the fact that there is no actual fighting. I was expecting the same thing from Avenging Fist, meaning just pretty CGI and a couple fireball here and there. I was actually very surprised that the movie wasnt that bad. What I really liked in the movie were how the fight scenes were mixed with wires and CGI, how sparks would fly off of the fighters' limbs as they strike each other, how the villain used telekinesis very much like in Dark City's final scene, and its main characters looked like Hwoarang and Jin from Tekken. However, the story was very corny, the whole scenery reminded me of the 5th Element, and the actors for the main characters were complete turds (I.E despite the attempted style of Tekken characters they looked like a couple of a-holes you could careless about). All in all it's not a bad movie at all, but it definely could be way better. With every movie Andrew Lau does, I'm sure he learns what people like and don't like. Me personally, I'd rather see good ol' Wire-Fu.


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