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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

R | | Action | 2 November 2012 (USA)
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The Man with the Iron Fists is a movie starring Russell Crowe, Cung Le, and Lucy Liu. On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Blacksmith
... Zen Yi, The X-Blade
... Jack Knife
... Madam Blossom
... Brass Body
... Lady Silk
... Bronze Lion
... Silver Lion
... Poison Dagger
... Chi Chi
... Abbott (as Gordon Liu)
... Senior Monk
... Gold Lion
... Copper Lion (as Xue Jing Yao)
... Iron Lion


In Jungle Village, the leader of the Lion's clan Gold Lion is summoned by the Governor and assigned to protect his gold that will be transported through the village. However he is betrayed and murdered by the greedy Silver Lion and Bronze Lion. Gold Lion's favorite son Zen Yi, a.k.a. The X-Blade, seeks revenge and heads to Jungle Village, but he is defeated by Brass Body and rescued by the local Blacksmith Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Gemini Female and the Gemini Male protect the Governor's gold, but they are vanquished by the army of Silver and Bronze Lion. The Blacksmith is abducted by the Lions and has his arms severed by Brass Body. However he is saved by the British Jack Knife, who is the emissary of the Emperor, and he manufactures iron arms for Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Governor sends the Jackal army to fight against the Lions and they hide the gold in the brothel of Madam Blossom. However, Madam Blossom and her girls form an army of black widows and together with Jack, Zen Yi and The... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Seven clans, a fortune in gold. Let the battle begin. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre con los puños de hierro  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,910,980, 4 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,634,090, 5 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,721,245, 5 June 2013
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Byron Mann was initially intended for the role of Poison Dagger, but when the actor who was to play Silver Lion dropped out of the production shortly before shooting, Mann was recast. Many of Silver Lion's attributes, including his psychopathic nature, were originally developed by Mann for the other role. See more »


As Jack Knife walks across his room he puts on his glasses, just before he reaches the door his glasses fall off. When he opens the door to Madame Blossom his glasses are on his face again. See more »


Madame Blossom: [to Jackknife] If you damage my girls...
[grabs his scrotum and squeezes]
Madame Blossom: I damage your boys.
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References The Killer (1989) See more »


Black Widow March (Aurora's Theme)
Written by Atli Örvarsson, RZA and Howard Drossin
Performed by Hilda Örvarsdóttir
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User Reviews

I really liked it.
26 December 2012 | by See all my reviews


I really liked it.

The movie was made by Rza, who is a member of the band Wu Tang Clan. He got together with Quentin Tarantino to make this movie and it definitely feels like a Tarantino movie.

The movie does not especially feel new. It is made in the old fashioned kung-fu movie style. It feels old, there are a lot of floating around a bit like Crouching Tiger. The blood and violence is so over the top just like the old fashioned kung-fu films. Bloody literally flies! :)

The difference between the old movies and this one is the soundtrack. During some scenes there are some WTC songs and hip hop songs... which i liked. I thought it brought a new feel to the movie. It worked really well.

It has got some big names it it. The film stars Rza, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and former WWE Champion, Dave Bautista. There are some pretty good effects in it and also some great fighting scenes. The choreography was good too.

This film is excellent entertainment.

I will give this film a 7 out of 10.

If you like the old style Monkey TV show, kung-fu movies then you will love this.

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