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Once Upon a Time in China

Chinese: 黃飛鴻

Year: 1991

Director: Tsui Hark

Action: Yuen Cheung-Yan, Yuen Shun-Yi, Lau Kar-Wing

Cast: Jet Li Lian-Jie, Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lam, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Juk-Si, Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau, Yen Shi-Kwan, Lau Shun, Jimmy Wang Yu, Yuen Cheung-Yan, Wu Ma, Wong Chi-Yeung, Yuen Gam-Fai, Yau Gin-Gwok, Yuen Shun-Yi

Fists and feet fly like veritable lightning bolts when the brave Wong Fei-hung steps up to defend a noble martial arts school from corrupt government officials, a renegade swordsman and an illegal slave ring. A classic example of the Hong Kong school of filmmaking, this action-packed flick ends with an explosive finale in which Li uses every square inch of an old warehouse to pull off an array of intricate fight choreography.

11th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards

• Winner – Best Director (Tsui Hark)
• Winner – Best Editing (Marco Mak Chi-Sin)
• Winner – Best Action Design (Yuen Cheung-Yan, Yuen Sun-Yi, Lau Kar-Wing)
• Winner – Best Original Film Score (James Wong Jim)
• Nomination – Best Picture
• Nomination – Best Supporting Actor (Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau)
• Nomination – Best Cinematography (David Chung Chi-Man, Wong Chung-Biu, Arthur Wong Ngok-Tai, Lam Kwok-Wah, Chan Tung-Chuen, Chan Pui-Ka)
• Nomination – Best Art Direction (Yee Chung-Man) Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)

Related Movie
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)
Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)
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Last Hero in China (1993)

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