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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

R | | Action | 2 November 2012 (USA)
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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.

Director:

RZA

Writers:

RZA (story), RZA (screenplay) (as The RZA) | 1 more credit »
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3,910 ( 196)
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
RZA ... Blacksmith
Rick Yune ... Zen Yi, The X-Blade
Russell Crowe ... Jack Knife
Lucy Liu ... Madam Blossom
Dave Bautista ... Brass Body
Jamie Chung ... Lady Silk
Cung Le ... Bronze Lion
Byron Mann ... Silver Lion
Daniel Wu ... Poison Dagger
Zhu Zhu ... Chi Chi
Chia-Hui Liu ... Abbott (as Gordon Liu)
Andrew Ng ... Senior Monk
Kuan Tai Chen ... Gold Lion
Yoyao Hsueh ... Copper Lion (as Xue Jing Yao)
Telly Liu ... Iron Lion
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre con los puños de hierro See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arcade Pictures,Iron Fists See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

RZA said that he had Yune in mind for the role before the script had been completed. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film a few modern buildings can be seen in the horizon. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Lady Silk: Everyone's so afraid of these men. Are you?
Jackknife: No.
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Connections

Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: Serpico (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Good Thing Is About To End
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter
Performed by Mable John
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One of the worst movies I have seen in a very long time
3 November 2012 | by Epic SalSee all my reviews

I was very excited to see this movie both because of the style of the film and because of Tarantino's endorsement of the film. After much anticipation I saw the film and was more than disappointed. The entire film just felt like it lacked a director.

The movie begins with an hour long introduction of the plot which has nothing to do with the character it is named after. It was extremely cheesy and not in the fun obvious sort of way but more like it was done by mistake. The movie felt like it was filmed in a month and all of the characters were never given an opportunity to develop. It was a very busy movie, especially when it came down to the action scenes. Although there is plenty of action, I felt like I was watching a "Bourne" film due to the constant shaking of the camera and the sloppy transitions.

The fighting was not technical. The typical Kung Fu-esque flying through the air was clumsy instead of smooth and elegant. All of the lines in the movie were awe full. The plot was stupid and forced. The Chinese David Bowie villain could not be taken seriously.

And the worst most annoying part of the movie was the digital blood splatters. Every time someone was stabbed, digital blood would squirt out of the wound completely enveloping the screen in red but not getting on any of the characters or furniture in the movie.

I hated this movie a lot and others in the theater seemed to feel the same way as throughout the movie people constantly kept walking out and not coming back. Please don't watch this movie.

Thank you


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