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Any Which Way You Punch (1979)

Lie ri kuang feng ye huo (original title)
During China's 1920s Republican Period, warlords carve out personal fiefdoms across the country and impose self-serving laws with the barrel of a gun. Into this anarchy rides a masked ... See full summary »

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Sheng-Yuan Sun
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Credited cast:
Peng Tien ... Pai Tien Hsing
Angela Mao ... Violet (as Ying Mao)
Yi Chang ... Master Wu (as Yeh Cheung)
Tao-Liang Tan ... Jen Hsiao Fei
Lieh Lo ... Ta Fu
You-Chi Wu You-Chi Wu ... (Introducing)
Hao-Yi Liu ... (Introducing)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Ping Chang
Hung-Ki Chang Hung-Ki Chang
Shao Chun Chang Shao Chun Chang
Shu Lin Chang Shu Lin Chang
Yung Lai Chao Yung Lai Chao
Chin Hai Chen Chin Hai Chen
Hsin Yi Chen
Tien-Chi Cheng
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During China's 1920s Republican Period, warlords carve out personal fiefdoms across the country and impose self-serving laws with the barrel of a gun. Into this anarchy rides a masked feminine Zorro, nom de guerre Violet, to do battle, right wrongs and foment rebellion against the most corrupt and brutal warlord of all, Tung Ta-Chou. Unbeknownst to Tung, however, Violet is his own daughter. Tung orders his psycho enforcer Master Wu to track down and dispose of this pesky rebel queen. Meanwhile, Violet begins a flirtation with an attractive stranger who comes to town with the other half of a treasure map held by Tung. Ultimately, Master Wu betrays the warlord on the lure of the complete treasure map, enabling Violet and the stranger to apprehend Master Wu and beat the warlord at his own game. Written by Neva Friedenn

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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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An all star kung fu cast in a very boring movie
26 April 2009 | by gorthuSee all my reviews

I usually don't care whether or not a kung fu movie has a good story, but the story is the reason I didn't like this movie. Everybody is looking for a map and it just doesn't make much sense. There are other parts to the story but it is mainly just mindless talking.

I suggest just fast forwarding to the last 20 minutes. Dorian Tan, Lo Lieh, Roc Tien Peng, Angela Mao Ying, and Chang Yi all get to show off, and Chang Yi is the only one I felt got enough fighting time. He is on fire in the final fights and he is the only reason this movie is worth watching.

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