Once Upon a Time in China

Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

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  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-08-15
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 346 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: 广州话 / 廣州話
  • Production Company: Orange Sky Golden Harvest
  • Production Country: Hong Kong
  • Director: Tsui Hark
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From 346 Ratings


Set in late 19th century Canton, this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung against foreign forces' plundering of China.


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  • Jet Li

    as Wong Fei Hung
  • Yuen Biao

    as Leung Foon
  • Jacky Cheung

    as Buck Teeth So
  • Rosamund Kwan

    as 13th Aunt
  • Kent Cheng

    as Porky Wing
  • Kam-Fai Yuen

    as Ling Wan Kai
  • Yen Shi-Kwan

    as Iron Robe Yim Chun Tung
  • Shun Lau

    as Naval Commander Lau
  • Wu Ma

    as Grand Uncle Chueng
  • Yau Gin-Gwok

    as Shaho Gang Leader
  • Cheung-Yan Yuen

    as Yim's Opponent
  • Karel Wong

    as Governor
  • Shun-Yee Yuen

    as Honorable Manchu Soldier
  • Xin Xin Xiong

    as Shaho Gang Member
  • Jonathan Isgar

    as Mr. Jackson
  • Mark King

    as British General Wickens
  • Steve Tartalia

    as Tiger
  • Colin George

    as Jesuit Priest
  • Leung Gam-San

    as Opera Troupe Boss
  • Sin Ka-Fai

  • Joanna Peijffers

    as Joanna
  • San Sin

    as Lion Dance Drummer
  • To Wai-Wo

    as Local Militia
  • Bill Lung Biu

    as Shaho Gang Member
  • Tong Pau-Chung

    as Shaho Gang Member
  • Mike Leeder

    as Wester Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
  • Chi-Yeung Wong

    as Commander Man
  • Jianguo Qiu

    as Shaho Gang Leader Tong
Editing Marco Mak Chi-Sin Editor
Camera Arthur Wong Ngok-Tai Director of Photography
Directing Tsui Hark Director
Production Tsui Hark Producer
Writing Tsui Hark Writer
Sound Romeo Díaz Original Music Composer
Sound James Wong Original Music Composer
Sound James Wong Theme Song Performance
Writing Kai-Chi Yuen Writer
Writing Yiu-Ming Leung Writer
Camera Tung-Chuen Chan Director of Photography
Camera David Chung Director of Photography
Camera Wilson Chan Director of Photography
Camera Ardy Lam Kwok-Wah Director of Photography
Camera Bill Wong Chung-Piu Director of Photography
Crew Xin Xin Xiong Stunts
Crew Xin Xin Xiong Stunt Double
Writing Elsa Tang Writer