In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
Stars:Jet Li, Shinobu Na
|Siu-hou Chin||...|| |
Hou Ting-An (as Chin Siu Ho)
|Billy Chow||...|| |
General Fujita (Supreme Killer) (as Billy Chau)
|Yasuaki Kurata||...|| |
|Paul Chun||...|| |
Uncle Noh (as Paul Chiang)
|Ada Choi||...|| |
|Cheung-Yan Yuen||...|| |
|Toshimichi Takahashi||...|| |
|Carol Tam||...|| |
|Jackson Liu||...|| |
Ryuichi Akutagawa (as Lou Hsueh Hsien)
|Sun Wong||...|| |
|Man Biu Lee||...|| |
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Shaun Britton||...|| |
English Gentleman at dock
|Tai Woh Dang||...|| |
StorylineChen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa. While overcoming suspicion and ambition within the kungfu school, Chen exhumes his master to prove Hou's defeat was the result of poisoning. Both nationalities make the case a test of honor, so Chinese and Japanese pride are at stake when it culminates in Chen's final epic duel against the ruthless, undefeated Japanese general Fujita. Written by KGF Vissers
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Release Date:22 December 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »
Also Known As:Jet Li es el mejor luchador See more »
Runtime:103 min | Germany: 98 min
Aspect Ratio:1.85 : 1
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TriviaEven the plots are different, the premise of this movie; about the 5th disciple of Master Huo Yuanjia who returns to China after the master's death to avenge him and uncover the circumstances of his murder, is also the premise for Fist of Fury, starring Bruce Lee as Chen Zhen. See more »
GoofsContinuity: When Chen Zen flips one of the Niguchi students while his fingers are in the student's mouth, he seems to be doing it with his right hand. But when the student falls, it seems Chen did it with his left hand, although he wipes his right hand on his clothes. See more »
QuotesFumio Funakoshi: Why don't you show me what you've learned
Chen Zhen: [Picks up rock and breaks it into pieces] It's about the energy. About focusing on a single point in time.
Fumio Funakoshi: So, it's about energy. But tell me something, does a rock have as much energy as an opponent would?
[Slices a leaf floating in air with hand]
Fumio Funakoshi: You need a more powerful stroke when you're fighting a human being.
Chen Zhen: Let's see how I can put it into action.
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Frequently Asked QuestionsSee more (Spoiler Alert!) »
"Fist of Legend" is a great movie. Really great. Jet Li plays Chen Zhen, a character played by Bruce Lee in "Chinese Connection", and he does it perfect. Bruce Lee's Chen is a character filled with anger, hate and wish for revenge. Jet Li's Chen is much different. He is cold blooded, there is no anger in him. The difference between Jet Li and Bruce Lee is the same as the difference between "Fist of Legend" and "Chinese Connection". Bruce Lee's character hates Japan and everything Japanese. Jet Li's Chen wishes his revenge but he respects Japanese culture and there isn't hate. If "Chinese Connection" is a movie of the hate and the anger, "Fist of Legend" is a movie of the peace and the respect.