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Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)

Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba (original title)
Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

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Hark Tsui
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jet Li ... Wong Fei-Hung
Rosamund Kwan ... 13th Aunt
Siu Chung Mok ... Leung Foon
Xin Xin Xiong ... Ghost Foot Seven
Shun Lau ... Wong Kei-Ying
John Wakefield John Wakefield ... Tumanovsky
Jin Chiu Jin Chiu ... Chiu Tin-Bai (as Gin Chiu)
Cunzhuang Ge Cunzhuang Ge ... Lee Hung-Cheung
Tak-Yan Wong Tak-Yan Wong ... Yan
Chunzhong Zhang Chunzhong Zhang ... Master Chiu
Jin Meng Jin Meng
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Storyline

Wong Fei-Hung and sidekick Chung arrive in Peking just as the Empress announces a Lion Dance martial arts contest. Also accompanying him is cousin Yee, his young, Westernized aunt-by-adoption, to whom Wong is secretly betrothed. Wong faces a possible romantic rival in a Russian diplomat, Tumanovsky, whom Aunt Yee knew back in school, and a martial arts rival in the brutal Club Foot, who beats up Wong's father. Club Foot works for the slimy Leung Fun, who is determined to win the prestigious Lion Dance contest at any cost. However, by the time the spectacular Lion Dance contest occurs many things will change. Written by Reid Gagle

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A Hero Beyond All Others.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Russian

Release Date:

11 February 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in China III See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,560,604
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First film of "Once Upon a Time in China" series presented in Dolby Stereo sound. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 26 mins) The film that Aunt Yee plays using the projector is 90 degrees clockwise. However all the people who watch it turn their heads to the left (90 degrees counterclockwise). See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove a horse-fall, though a re-inspection proved it to have been a safe stunt and the cut was waived for the 2000 video release. However for the 2001 Medusa DVD the original cut print was released in error. See more »

Connections

Follows Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Entertaining and fun!
2 July 2002 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

After seeing this, I realized Tsui Hark really has a knack for period films. Jet Li is Master Wong in this third part of OUATIC series. Honestly, I really enjoyed the scenes with Wong and Aunt Yee (played by always lovely Rosamund Kwan). The way they play off each other is so innocent that you can't help have a smile on your face. It's also a chance to see a jealous Jet Li which adds to the humor. You really root for him to get the girl (lucky Jet).

The action is on point as Jet Li displays his martial arts prowess as he battles a lot of enemies. Great use of a jacket to ward off a street battle and the restaurant fight scene is classic Jet Li (you gotta love that shadowless kick). The Lion dance ceremony was interesting and I enjoyed how chaotic it was as all the dragons battled to get the bait. Foon adds comic relief and Club Foot was a cool character who knows how to get his "kicks".

Overall, I had to see this one after watching part one and two. Even though I expected to see superb fighting, I really enjoyed the romance in the film as well.


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