Iron Monkey (1993)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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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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Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Tan Cheung, Richard Epcar, Tai-Mok Lau, Elsa Tang, Hark Tsui

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29 August 2018 | ericstevenson
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| He's pretty young
I know that action movies do well around the world because they focus less on dialogue and don't have to translate as much. It looks like Chinese movies that come to our country apply to the same rule. This is another film of the literally dozens of Wong Fei-Hong movies. I think only ten or so of them made it to the United States. This movie features a repressed town being helped by a costumed figure known was the Iron Monkey. Wong Fei-Hong is held captive so his father can find the Iron Monkey's identity.

I don't know how you can really call this a franchise in the strictest sense as I believe Wong Fei-Hong was a real person. Anyway, this is probably one of the best in the series as it has the best and most creative action. It can be hard to keep up with the story but this has a good time doing it. It's always great to learn about other cultures. It seems fitting as China has four times as many people as us! Wong Fei-Hong is seen as a child but he does get to fight some. ***1/2

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Release Date:

12 October 2001

Language

Cantonese


Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,014,653 14 October 2001

Gross USA:

$14,694,904

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,694,904

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