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E zhan (2014)

A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

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Ching-Po Wong

Writer:

Jing Wong (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Master Tie
Andy On ... Long Qi
Philip Ng ... Ma Yongzhen
Kuan Tai Chen ... Baldy Bai
Junjie Mao ... Sheng Xiangjun
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang ... Tie Mei
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Laughing Buddha
Michelle Hu Michelle Hu ... Tie Ju
Hark-On Fung ... Scruffy Chou
Mei Lin Mo Mei Lin Mo ... Brother Tiger
Jiaolong Sun Jiaolong Sun ... Hei Mao
Chunyuan Wang Chunyuan Wang ... Niu Sanguang
Peng Huang Peng Huang ... Long's Cronies
Ruixiang Zhu Ruixiang Zhu ... Mr. Tong
Fengchao Liu Fengchao Liu ... Shinji Tsutsumi
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A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

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Action | Crime

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

9 January 2014 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ngok zin See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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New stars shine bright as old faces support!
1 July 2014 | by george-844-384633See all my reviews

Lets face it, the glory days of our Hong Kong action heroes such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Jet Lee and such are gone... Heck, they don't even make them the same anymore, with each new film becoming more and more Hollywood-ised which was part of the reason we loved them in the first place - gritty originality!

And with respect to all my heroes, it is nice to see a host of them standing proud alongside the next generation of action stars - namely, the handsome Philip Ng and Andy On.

Once Upon A Time In Shanghai brings these great 2 talents together under the wing of the fantastic Wong Jing, amazing Yuen Woo Ping and many more to give us an epic martial arts feature!

Sharing the screen is the always incredible Sammo Hung, Yuen Cheung Yan, Chen Kwan Tai to name but a few, each gaining a bout of screen action without ever stealing the limelight from the ass kicking Philip Ng.

Beautifully shot and directed, simple and hard hitting, OUATIS is worthy of a place in any kung fu film fans collection!!


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