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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

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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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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:

You can't spell Kung Fu without F and U. 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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Official Sites:

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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 wrote the role specifically for himself, and trained in Hung Ga for 1-2 hours a day over 2 months in preparation. See more »

Goofs

Poison Dagger jumps out the water in the bath, with his hair dry. See more »

Quotes

Jackknife: I came here for the duck.
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Connections

Featured in The Big Review: Fall Trailer Park (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Shame On A Nigga
Written by Ghostface Killah, RZA, The GZA, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Russell T. Jones, Method Man, Raekwon
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan
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the worst film ever
9 December 2012 | by housetoySee all my reviews

first of all after watching the trailer i was really looking forward to this film...and after suffering it i honestly believe this is the worst film i have ever watched in my life..i would have awarded it zero points out of 10 on this site but the minimum has to be one point.

the acting is diabolical, none more so than the fella who directed it... the story is all over the place the dialog is embarrassing... the action is laughable and far too hurried and blurry.. the music is out of place, and felt like rza was only putting it in the film to sell his records.. it had every cliché in the book not once do you feel for any of the characters...the whole film is just one big ego trip for RZA which fails in every department

it is not a fun movie like the director deluded himself is...it's not cool either as you haven't got a clue what is going on!..let alone understand half the actors..

don't waste your time on this garbage, and god forbid RZA ever gets the chance to do another film....AVOID AT ALL COSTS


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