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Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China
and America, also known as Once Upon a Time in China VI, is a 1997 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Lau Kar-wing and Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
in his last directorial effort until The Bodyguard,[clarification needed] who also worked on the film's fight choreography. The film is the sixth and final installment in the Once Upon a Time in China film series. It also saw the return of Jet Li
Jet Li
as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung, who was replaced by Vincent Zhao in the fourth and fifth films. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 1 February 1997. In a 1999 biographical interview with Jackie Chan, Chan disclosed that during the pre-production of Mr. Nice Guy he pitched his ideas of two movies to Sammo Hung, who was directing the film. Chan had plans making a Eastern meets Western type of film and one where the main character loses his memory (i.e. Who Am I?). When Chan heard about the film he became furious with Hung, knowing that Hung combined both Chan's ideas into one movie. Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
apoligized after Chan confronted him.[2]


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Awards and nominations 5 Box office 6 Mandarin version 7 References 8 External links

Plot[edit] Wong Fei-hung, Clubfoot and "13th Aunt" cross the Pacific Ocean to America to visit Bucktooth So, who has opened a Po-chi-lam clinic there. While traveling by carriage through the wilderness, they pick up a friendly cowboy named Billy, who is almost dying of thirst. When the party stops to have lunch, a bunch of hostile Native Americans ambush them. Wong, Clubfoot and 13th Aunt escape unharmed but their carriage slides off a cliff and falls into a river. 13th Aunt and Clubfoot are rescued and taken to Bucktooth So's clinic. However, Wong hits his head on a rock and loses his memory as a consequence. He is saved by a Native American tribe. Back in town, the mayor makes oppressive rules with the intention of causing trouble for the Chinese people living there, while Billy tries to stop him. Meanwhile, the tribe that rescues Wong encounters a more powerful rival tribe. The rival leader, a fearsome warrior, injures Fierce Eagle (the chief's son) on Wong's side. However, to everyone's surprise, Wong defeats the rival leader and half of his men with his kung-fu, causing the rival tribe to flee in fear. Wong is eventually brought back to the town where his companions attempt to help him recall his past. When Wong finally regains his memory, he forgets everything that has happened during the period when he suffered from amnesia. In the meantime, the mayor is in debt and decides to hire a Mexican bandit to help him rob the bank, so that he can abscond the town with a ton of cash. The robbery is successful and the mayor frames the people in Po-chi-lam for it. Wong and the others are arrested and almost hanged. Just then, the Mexican bandit discovers that the mayor has paid him US$400,000 less, so he returns to town to claim his money. In the ensuing fight, the mayor is killed and Wong manages to capture the bandit to clear his name. At the end of the film, Billy is elected as the new mayor while Wong, 13th Aunt and Clubfoot return to China. Cast[edit]

Jet Li
Jet Li
as Wong Fei-hung Rosamund Kwan as "13th Aunt" Siu-kwan Hung Yan-yan as Clubfoot Power Chan as "Bucktooth" So Jeff Wolfe as Billy Joe Sayah as Mexican bandit Richard Ng as Uncle Han Lau Kar-wing as Lion Dance Drummer T.J. Storm as Rival Tribe Indian Brave Mars (extra) (uncredited) Patrick Lung as Uncle Lung Deborah Kay Hooker "Mum" Ron Ring Ryon Marshall Freddy Joe Chrysta Bell
Chrysta Bell
as Sarah William Fung as Immigrant worker Johnny Koo as Immigrant worker Alan Chanas Wong Choh-wa Fan Chin-hung Choi Kwok-keung Jason De Hoyos as Fierce Eagle Daniel Lujan as Flying Eagle Roberto Lopez as Mexican (Gang of seven )

Production[edit] The film was shot at the Alamo Village, the film set originally created for John Wayne's The Alamo.[3] Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations

Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome

17th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Action Choreography Sammo Hung Nominated

Box office[edit] Jet Li's return to the series - and, in all likelihood, the final installment of the franchise - opened on the weekend of Chinese New Year, and faced stiff competition from director Hung's own film, Mr. Nice Guy. Still, it grossed an excellent HK$30,268,415 at the Hong Kong box office.[1] Mandarin version[edit] A sync-sound Mandarin soundtrack features a number of the Chinese actors speaking their own language (including Jet Li, Patrick Lung - Richard Ng speaks Cantonese
however), whilst others are dubbed. References[edit]

^ a b HKMDB ^ Jackie Chan. " Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
Life Interview Part 2". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-11-16.  ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (26 March 2004). "The Alamo of the Big Screen Tries to Skirt the Fate of the Original". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

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Once Upon a Time in China
and America on IMDb Once Upon a Time in China
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and America at Rotten Tomatoes Once Upon a Time in China
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and America at AllMovie HKMDB HK Cinemagic

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Films directed by Sammo Hung

The Iron-Fisted Monk
The Iron-Fisted Monk
(1977) Enter the Fat Dragon
Enter the Fat Dragon
(1978) Warriors Two
Warriors Two
(1978) Knockabout (1979) Encounters of the Spooky Kind
Encounters of the Spooky Kind
(1980) The Victim (1980) The Prodigal Son (1981) Carry On Pickpocket
Carry On Pickpocket
(1982) Winners and Sinners
Winners and Sinners
(1983) The Owl vs Bombo
The Owl vs Bombo
(1984) Wheels on Meals
Wheels on Meals
(1984) Heart of Dragon
Heart of Dragon
(1985) My Lucky Stars
My Lucky Stars
(1985) Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars
(1985) Millionaires Express
Millionaires Express
(1986) Eastern Condors
Eastern Condors
(1987) Dragons Forever
Dragons Forever
(1988) Pedicab Driver
Pedicab Driver
(1989) Pantyhose Hero
Pantyhose Hero
(1990) Slickers Vs. Killers
Slickers Vs. Killers
(1991) Ghost Punting
Ghost Punting
(1992) Moon Warriors
Moon Warriors
(1992) Don't Give a Damn
Don't Give a Damn
(1995) Mr. Nice Guy (1997) Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China
and America (1997) The Bodyguard (2016)

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Tsui Hark's Once Upon a Time in China


Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China
(1991) Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China
II (1992) Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China
III (1993) Once Upon a Time in China
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IV (1994) Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China
V (1994) Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China
and America (1997)


Wong Fei Hung Series (1996)

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