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Fighting Fish (2004)

Fighting Fish is the first martial arts film produced and set in the Netherlands, about a young Chinese man from Hong-Kong, who travels to the west when he hears that his brother was killed... See full summary »


Jamel Aattache




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Ho Kim Kim Ho Kim ... A-Ken
Chantal Janzen Chantal Janzen ... Jennifer
Jennifer de Jong Jennifer de Jong ... Lynn
Ron Smoorenburg ... Marc
Banny Ho Banny Ho ... Mr. Yam
Sing Li Sing Li ... Mr. Mann
Chung-Huen Lam Chung-Huen Lam ... Koh
Wouter Smit Wouter Smit ... Detective Smit
Man-Lung Tang Man-Lung Tang ... Leader yun gang (as Man Lung)
Judith Zhu Judith Zhu ... Jennifer's girlfriend #1
Joyce de Jong Joyce de Jong ... Jennifer's girlfriend #2
Kim Poseng Kim Poseng ... A Ching
Dennis Kong Dennis Kong ... Bodyguard
Nuyen Huu Duy Nuyen Huu Duy ... Yun Gang Member #1
Bao Xian Fei Bao Xian Fei ... Wong


Fighting Fish is the first martial arts film produced and set in the Netherlands, about a young Chinese man from Hong-Kong, who travels to the west when he hears that his brother was killed during fight between two gangs in Rotterdam. When he arrives he immediately puts his raging fists to use when he tries to take revenge on the gang that killed his brother. But soon he realizes that nothing is what is seems, and he tries to find the true story behind his brother's death. But his search for the truth gets an unexpected turn when he falls in love with a Dutch girl, with all kinds of trouble as a result... Written by Wouter Smit

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Exotic. Mysterious. Deadly.



Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]




Dutch | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

29 January 2004 (Netherlands) See more »


Box Office


€500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€30,092 (Netherlands), 1 February 2004, Limited Release
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the premier in Eindhoven, Netherlands before the movie began, a slapstick martial arts demo/play was performed by the B-Pro Stunt Team, who made Bum Fu; A Joint Venture. This happened in the cinema and was done in such a way that the actors seemed to be employees. See more »


Referenced in Kung fu klompen (2004) See more »


Wouldn't that be something
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So bad it should be a cult movie
23 April 2006 | by Weary76See all my reviews

And if you're not a martial arts fan, this is such a crappy movie, it should be a cult hit. The dialog is beyond cliché, the sets are visibly cheap, and the Chinese main character speaks English with a Dutch accent! So, when I saw it for the first time, I had a great time. And I've seen it several times after and it's still funny. Thank god the director took himself so seriously. The original screenplay was less than 60 pages, because time is filled with long martial art scenes. And the classic ones, so no wires. There were plans to re-release it as a cult film, but eventually they just released it on DVD. Too bad, because it would have been great as an audience participation flick. Even the producer would have wanted it that way. But there's still that director who thinks to highly of this huge Dutch flop.

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