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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.

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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

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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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Trivia

The song sung in the brothel early in the film is the same song heard at the beginning of The Killer (1989). See more »

Goofs

The blacksmith's arms are cut off above the elbow. Yet, his elbows are visible throughout the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Jackknife: I haven't had this much fun since we protected the Crown in Macau.
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Connections

Followed by The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Hell Hath No Fury
Written by RZA, Howard Drossin, Frank Iero (as Frank Jero), James Dewees (as James Dewes), Mikey Way,Ray Toro and Gerard Way
Performed by Frank Iero (as Frank Jero), James Dewees (as James Dewes), Mikey Way,Ray Toro and Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance
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Entertaining, good music, cool fight scenes, pretty to look at and with some cool acting from Crowe. Deserves better rep
12 March 2013 | by Max-bradshaw7See all my reviews

Okay so I read a lot of reviews on IMDb before deciding whether or not to watch a movie, but this is my first time writing a review. Because I was really interesting in seeing a movie by RZA and the preview made it look like a Tarantino kill bill-esque movie, which I really like. I felt I had to review this movie because the rating is currently pretty low. I watch a lot a movies and am really into writing and screen writing, so of course I wasn't expecting an exceptionally scripted or written movie.

In the past couple of days I have seen a few movies I wasn't too excited about seeing, but I'm running out of new ones. I saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire hunter, Alex Cross, and Sinister. I just watched this movie this morning and although all of those movies are very different, I was by far the most entertained by TMWTIF. I though Russel Crowe did a pretty good job with what he was given, and RZA did okay as actor and I really like when he narrated. Also the fight scenes soundtrack is really cool, with good wu-tang beats and a few verses. It was pretty cool seeing the Kung-fu fighting with the rap playing, pretty different.

All in all, if your looking for a movie with a really good storyline, plot, and script, then you probably shouldn't watch this movie. If you just want something to put on that's really cool to look at, with good music, attractive Asian women, and really good fight scenes then you probably won't be disappointed. It's a fun movie and deserves a little better rep. I'd watch a sequel.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man with the Iron Fists 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

Gross USA:

$15,634,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,546,518
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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