Fist of Legend

"Very Good"

Fist of Legend Review


A precursor to Crouching Tiger, Jet Li's Fist of Legend is a high-flying, hidden-wire kick-and-punch-fest, set against a historical, epic backdrop. In this installment of flying fists, Li returns his old school in Shanghai, only to find his teacher assassinated and the Japanese ready to invade (before WWII). Complete with love story and vengeance plots, it's a masterful blend of action and plot. The typically bad dubbing gets in the way, but frankly the story is better than that of Tiger. Too bad the stunts are not quite up to par -- too few and far between -- though when it's on, the fighting is impressive.

A remake of Bruce Lee's Fists of Fury and based on actual events.

Aka Jing wu ying xiong.



Fist of Legend

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 22nd December 1994

Box Office Worldwide: $1.9M

Distributed by: Dimension Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 11

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as Chen Zhen, Shinobu Nakayama as Mitsuko Yamada, Chin Siu-Ho as Hou Ting-An, as Fuimo Funakoshi, Paul Chun as Uncle Noh, as General Fujita (Supreme Killer) (as Billy Chau), as Rose, Yuen Cheung-Yan as Captain Jie, Toshimichi Takahashi as Japanese Ambassador, Carol Tam as Wei, Jackson Liu as Ryuichi Akutagawa (as Lou Hsueh Hsien), Sun Wong as Cook

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