Sammo Hung Best Martial Art Movies – The Iron Fisted Monk 1977

Sammo Hung Best Martial Art Movies – The Iron Fisted Monk 1977
The Iron Fisted Monk is a 1977 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Sammo Hung in his directorial debut, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Chan Sing and James Tien. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 25 August 1977.

Almar Haflidason of BBC Online rated it 4/5 stars and recommended it to Sammo Hung fans.J. Doyle Wallis of DVD Talk rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote, “Iron-Fisted Monk moves briskly with some solid fights and a decent story”.David Johnson of DVD Verdict wrote, “A lackadaisical start gives way to a relentless hand-to-hand spectacle of zaniness”


Hawker (Sammo Hung), is sent to the Shaolin Temple by the Iron Fisted Monk (Chan Sing), after he saves Hawker from a beating by the Manchu’s. After being trained by his master (James Tien) he runs away from the temple, only to be confronted by his master and forced to take the four tests. Whilst this is happening, an official (Fung Hak-on) is indulging in his passion for raping women, and is virtually above the law as he is a powerful Manchu officer. He begins by raping Liang’s (Lo Hoi-pang) sister (Chu Ching), who then commits suicide and makes Liang a very angry man. Liang takes his revenge by killing one of those pesky Manchus but everyone thinks Hawker is responsible.

Both Liang and Hawker go to meet the Iron Fisted Monk who convinces Hawker to teach all the workers at the dye factory kung fu, so they can defend themselves against the Manchus. The final act involves the Manchus’ butchering of the workers from the dye factory, rape of Liang’s wife and the murder of his mother. When Liang eventually dies from his wounds, both Hawker and the Iron Fisted Monk swear vengeance on the Manchus and it is delivered.

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Cast :

Sammo Hung as Hawker
Chan Sing as Monk Sam Tak (The Iron Fisted Monk)
James Tien as Hawker’s instructor (cameo)
Chu Ching as Liang’s sister
Lo Hoi-pang as Liang
Wang Hsieh as Rapist’s boss
Dean Shek as Manchu
Fung Hak-on as Rapist official
Wu Ma as Miss Chuen’s client (cameo)
Lam Ching-ying as Shu-liu worker
Casanova Wong as Shaolin disciple
Yeung Wai as Thug
Yam Sai-kun as Manchu thug
Eric Tsang as Shu-liu worker
Chin Yuet-sang as Thug
Chung Fat as Shu-liu worker
Chiu Hung as Manchu from capital
Feng Feng as Brother worker
Austin Wai
Billy Chan
Cheung King-po
Mars as Shu-liu worker
Peter Chan Manchu thug
Tony Lo as Villain
Tsang Choh-lam as Servant in brothel
Hao Li-jen
Hsiao Ho
Kei Ho-chiu
Wong Fung as Abbot
Lam Hak-ming as Man who gets kicked into water
Mang Hoi
Wong Chi-ming
Wong Chi-keung
Brandy Yuen
Yeung Sai-kwan as Monk
Wan Fat as Baldy in red with pony tail
King Lee
Chiu Chun
Kam Lui as Liang’s boss
Yau Chi-wan as Liang’s relative
Lai Man as Liang’s mother
Johnny Cheung
Wellson Chin
Law Keung
Chan Kim-wan
Chan Ming-wai as Thug
Choe Mu-ung as Monk
Tu Chia-cheng as Dye seller
Ho Kei-cheong as Thug
To Wing-leung as Man in brothel
Ting Tung as Man in brothel
Lee Fat-yuen
Alan Chan
Addy Sung
Ng Kit-keung
Kot Ping