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Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 October 2001 (USA)
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

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General Fox
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Governor Cheng Pak-Fong
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Hin Hung (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Fai Lee ...
Hin Hung's disciple #1
Hou Hsiao ...
Hin Hung's disciple #2
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Wong Fei-Hung (voice)
Mandy Chan ...
Shaolin Monk #4 (as Man-Dik Ko)
Siu Wah Chan ...
Shaolin Monk #2
Kwai Po Chun ...
Shaolin Monk #1 (as Kwai Po Chin)
Peter Doyle ...
Orchid's Boss (Flashback Scene) (voice)
William Duen Wai-Lun ...
Fat rich patient (as William Tuen)
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Storyline

A Hong Kong variation on Robin Hood. The corrupt officials of a Chinese village are continually robbed by a masked bandit know as "Iron Monkey" named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Govenor forces a traveling physician (Donnie Yen) into finding the bandit. The arrival of an evil Shaolin monk, brings the Physician and Iron Monkey together to battle the corrupt government. Written by Ronald L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

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Sometimes the only way to become a hero is to be an outlaw See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts action/violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,014,653, 14 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,681,661, 18 November 2001
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Trivia

With Jet Li at the time not wanting to continue his role as Wong Fei-Hung producer Tsui Hark gave Yuen Woo Ping the task of directing a prequel. See more »

Goofs

Just after Miss Orchid put the needles in the back of Dr. Yang to get the poison out of the Buddha's Palm, she lays him back in the chair, and then we see his back without the needles, and it never shows her taking them out. See more »

Quotes

Iron Monkey: [dubbed and subtitled versions] Don't take things too seriously, and you will always be at ease.
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Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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One of the greatest martial arts movie ever !!
19 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Donnie Yen and Yuen-woo ping team up again to bring us one of the best kung fu movies ever. The fight choreography is perfect and the fighting style includes the animal styles such as the crane and the snake. Donnie Yen plays Wong-kai-ying, the father of Wong-fei-hong(who is curiously played by a girl!!), and they have to face in their adventure villains such as the witch, who has powerful hand grip and great double sword of lo-han style of fighting, and the governor who possesses his famous king-kong palm and his flying sleeves. But Wong-kai-ying also has a powerful move :it is the no-shadow kick (style that we can see in the once upon a time in china series of movies). The end fight is the one of the three best I have ever seen!! A must see. 10/10


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