Iron Monkey (1977)




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The thirst for vengeance fuels determination in an irresponsible young man in this classic Hong Kong martial arts film. Despite the fact that his father is a respected rebel leader, young Iron Monkey opts to spend his carefree days gambling and breaking into the occasional bout of fisticuffs. His fun is short-lived, however, when his father and the rest of the rebel forces are arrested and executed in a harrowing Manchurian massacre. Fleeing into the woods to escape his malicious attackers, young Iron Monkey soon finds refuge in a local Shaolin monastery. Though things are hard going for him at first, Iron Monkey is soon taken in by the legendary Bitter Monk and enrolled into a grueling training regimen. Only when he has mastered the art of Monkey-Style kung fu will young Iron Monkey be prepared to take revenge on the fearsome chief of the Manchus. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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the original iron monkey is one of the all time great kung fu films. revenge isnt empty in this film as the hero seeks revenge which will also lead to the salvation of the shaolin temple and many other rebels. the kung fu is well choreographed and the story is interesting, overall a great martial arts classic.

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