The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.


Wilson Yip


Tai-lee Chan (screenplay), Hiroshi Fukazawa | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Ip Man
Scott Adkins ... Barton Geddes
Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan ... Bruce Lee (as Kwok-Kwan Chan)
Vanness Wu ... Hartman Wu
Jim Liu ... Ming
Kent Cheng ... Bob
Yue Wu ... Wan Zong Hua
Ka-nin Ngo ... Leung Kan
Adrian Wheeler ... Mr. Wight
Chris Collins Chris Collins ... Colin Frater
Vanda Margraf ... Wan Yonah
Nicola Stuart-Hill Nicola Stuart-Hill ... Gabrielle Cox
Nico Amedeo ... INS officer Walters
Grace Englert ... Becky
John F. Cruz ... General Armstrong


Ip Man has to travel to San Francisco to find a new school for his son who just gets expelled. When he attempts to get a recommendation letter from the Chinese Benevolent Association, he finds that the martial arts masters are furious with one of Ip Man's students who teaches Kung Fu to Americans. Meanwhile, discrimination against Chinese is making things even more tense as Ip Man has to stand up for his fellow countrymen as well. Written by heyitsnuel

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Did You Know?


While actor Chris Collins plays an American Marine Karate Champion in the movie who is bested by Master Ip Man's Wing Chun, in real life Collins is a Wing Chun student of Grandmaster Leung Ting, one of the real Ip Man's most senior students. See more »


There is no way in the world that anyone who is not an ICE bigshot could walk into an ICE facility and demand a prisoner be handed over. In the case of law enforcement they would have their bosses call the ICE bosses, and the detainee would be signed for. A Marine can not just storm into the facility and intimidate an ICE official... the official would be less afraid of a beating than of losing his pension. See more »


Ip Man: Uncle Ip is a martial artist. In the face of injustice, I must stand up and fight. That was why we took up martial arts. This is something I very much want to do. Just as you want to cheer leading.
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A good film with some exaggeration not completely for audience of today
19 August 2020 | by i-maxSee all my reviews

Like all 3 films before this one the plots are based on real historic events, and in order for ALL audience to get the "message" and create a contrast of the two sides so they can root for the good guys, filmakers always exaggerates, e.g. twice the hate, twice the shame, twice the fall, or else it's just a boring documentary. It's the type of risk the investors nowadays might not want to take if the "message" isn't clear. So here we are with the film as it is.

The portrayed Americans are unrealistically dumb, and their dialogue seem like it came out of a high school play. There's a bunch of scenes which all they do is provoke a fight and be as bad as they can be. For the audience these parts are extremely uncomfortable to watch, and awkward. But after these scenes everything's back to normal for a while.

The fight scenes are superb, just great. The Chinese actors all did a wonderful job of acting, even though I think they should speak Mandarin to each other instead of one guy Mandarin and the other guy Cantonese.

Haters and patriots are not going to like it because it's a film made mainly for Chinese audience, but we're here to see some fights so don't get sucked into all that political propaganda.

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Hong Kong | China


Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ip Man 4 See more »


Box Office


$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$737,718, 29 December 2019

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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