The Magnificent Butcher

1998

The Magnificent Butcher

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Yuen Woo-ping directs this classic of the period kung fu epic. Butcher Wing (Sammo Hung) is the most talented and the most troublesome pupil of Master Wong (Kwan Tak-hing). One day while helping to stop a robbery, Butcher runs afoul of the power, and evil, Master Ko (Lee Hoi-sang), resulting eventually in a duel between Ko and Master Wong. Meanwhile, Butcher's long lost brother Lam Sai-kwong comes to town with his beautiful bride Yuet Mei. Master Ko's son Tai-hoi (Fung Hark-on) hoodwinks the country bumpkin into thinking that Butcher owes him a stack of money, taking Yuet Mei as payment. Just as Sai-kwong is about to take a flying leap off a bridge, he is saved by a wily beggar (Fan Mui-sang) with surprisingly good kung fu ability. Eventually, Sai-kwong, Butcher and the beggar unite to free Yuet Mei from Master Ko's clutches, only to create a whole new set of problems.

Cast

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
as Lam Sai-Wing / 'Butcher Wing'
Li Hai Sheng
as Master Ko (as Hai-Sheng Li)
Wei Pei
as Chik (Guest star)
Tak-Hing Kwan
as Wong Fei-Hong
Biao Yuen
as Leung Foon (Guest star)
Fung Hark On
as Tai-hoi
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Critic Reviews for The Magnificent Butcher

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  • Not a thoughtful story or meaningful character arc, but viewers who enjoy the grace and exhilaration of a good martial arts battle will find plenty to enjoy.

    Nov 29, 2003 | Rating: 74/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Magnificent Butcher

  • Feb 23, 2013
    If anyone had any doubts about Sammo's skills, just check this one. The man seriously moves.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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