Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Synopsis: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Wai-Keung Lau
Production: Well Go/Variance Films
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Legend of Chen Zhen

Europe, France 1917

Frontline is dangerous,

we need 10 more people

No more ammo.

Move it, quick.

Thien Nguyen, dont be scare.

Calm down, calm down.

We will make it back to China,

Can't die here.

Everyone don't be scare, continue forward

Do not go back, march forward.

My lucky charm.

It will protect you.

Brothers, lets move forward.

Lets go!

Lets go!


Commander, ammo is here.

Why the French retreating?

Chen Zhen...

Help me.

Chen Zhen!

Germans are here, damn it.

Everyone alright? anyone hurt?

Chen Zhen, lucky to have you here.

Brother Chen, I'm okay.

Thanks to your lucky charm.

Thank heaven, thank god.

I must go home.

Thien Nguyen...

I must go home.

I'll kill all of you!

I must go home.

Everyone get down.

We cannot die here.

Mr. Luu!

Thank you.

- owner Luu, business is good huh?.

- You guys have enjoy.

Boss, look,

every night is like this.

Who would believe there's a war going on.

It's crazy out there,

they dont come here,

then where else?

Everyone, my brother

said he got war news from Tham Duong.

He says, General Trac,

will defeat Commander Tang.

Theres news that Commander Tang retreated.

If General Trac wins,

China will be unified.

Not for sure yet.

The British, Japanese still behind Commander Tang

Both do not want China to unified.


You've been to Taiwan?

Japan invaded Taiwan.

You fight back, and get terminated.

You still want to fight back?

History book won't even record your name.

This continues

Taiwan will become Japan's

Also, China

is not under Chinese's control

Eventually, I think either the Brits or Japanese will win.

Don't forget

More chaotic here, more prosperity for us.

Tell her sing this song.

Ky Ky, sing a Japanese song.

Ky Ky.

Come on, lets go.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Very good, very nice.

Thank you.

Who are you?

Who do you want?

officers, dont be angry.

Everyone's my guest today,

please save this giu cho Luu Van Thien some face

Sit, sit

- A Van

- Yes

I can't take this, all please sit down.

I can't take this, Mr. Luu

Brother returned from France?


Have a drink.

Thank you Mr. Luu.

Let me ask something...

pair is big or three of a kind?

What you holding?

Three of a kind.

My pair beat your three of a kind.

Come on.

okay, continue.

Winner winner, chicken dinner

I won


Thien Nguyen, taking big risk?

Risking with my life is okay?

Your Life? Worth how much?

Not cheaper than yours.

What you say?

Your life, worth this much?

Then my life is yours now.

Who scare of who?

Three of a kind.

It's over for you.

Two Pair.

Pair can beat three of a kind?

Someone said that moments ago



Sit down...


Rules made by you guys.

Can't take it when someone wins?


My brother.

You gave me your money, or life?

of course, need money not life,

Mr. Luu.

okay then.


Come on, continue

Drink too much these couple days.

Cant drink anymore, have to go back to hotel

Don't stay in hotel anymore

move here

Don't be a stranger

Don't mention it

okay, Thank you Mr. Luu.

You're here?

Didn't you say,

this room's for me to watch the sunrise?

It's only 3, no sunrise yet

Let me introduce,

my brother, Te Thien Nguyen.

This is Ky Ky.

Then now you got more brothers

then wives

What am I to do?

You married to me, you should know what to do

What about other mistresses?

They're one night stand,

you're my main chick

Then when they all gone,

we'll continue this talk.

Take a drink

- Next time

I drank a lot tonight, thanks Miss

He drank a lot, let me.

Then I won't bother you two

I'll go first

A Van's downstair, he'll see you out.

Thank you.

Your girlfriend's cold.

You interested?

Take here

prolly can't control yourself

That's you, Mr. Luu.


Good nite

Thank you Mr. Luu.

Khong can khach khi.

You hang with Luu Van Thien now?

If so,

you'll be famous

This keeps up,

then it be too dangerous

This is small part of the plan

No, getting close to Luu Van Thien,

is a big part aldready.

He can't trust you that quickly.

Be careful.

Luu Van Thien, this person,

you think he can do big things?

Also, he got ties to the underground world.

After all,

he still Chinese

our force is not enough

To face the Japanese

We must encourage every single Chinese

The more power Luu Van Thien got,

the more valuable

Thus, if we and underground world

established a tie

It'll be beneficial to us.

I contacted some sailor brothers

from France for help

Don't worry

Don't forget our school mates

Every Chinese,

is together on this

But our country

cannot be unified

At least, now..

I believe we can do it

Why did Master Nha started Tinh Vo Mon?

To protect the homeland, Chen Zhen.

Europe, France.

Thien Nguyen, we almost make it to China.

You stay here and rest.

Thien Nguyen will go back to China with us.

Chen Zhen can't go home now.

But Te Thien Nguyen can.

China's Battlefield.

I got news from France.

England intercepted news

about when our troops move

Besides me, only 3 of you know.

Who made the mistake?

Sir, I never left base.

You all listen

Japanese soldier, must have courage


Sisters, boss is here

Now, bottoms up

Whose birthday?

Whose birthday is not important

It's important that you invite us for a drink

okay, lets drink

A Chi.

Your boss got ways with ladies.

He very wealthy in Shanghai.

Wearing white is Uy Uy.

You come here

I have to go now

General Tang's lover

Keep eyes on her.

He's here

Not at the battlefield?

He's back, Duyet Quynh Place

Told me to come over

Need to call a car for you?

No need, he send a driver

He will pick me up

Drink 1 then go

Give her 1 shot

Hoang Lan

Any left?

Sorry sis Ky Ky, I just sold out.

I help you go buy, okay?


Mr. Te, see you.

Lady Duy, General's

waiting upstairs.


Sir, we located General Trac

and General Tang of the NE army

My people's ready

Waiting for your orders

General Trac, hello

Arrived?, hello

Long time, sit sit

It's cold outside, lets eat hot pot

We just talking nonsense

to relax

General Tang

Tell me, your troops against mine

Who will win

You'd win

What if the Japanese help you

If so, I'd surrender

I only use the Japanese

They bunch of bastards

The Japanese won't give you time.

Things are critical now

Some already moved to Europe.

Honestly, I don't want to fight

the NE army.

But, your army can't be

helping the China's government.

To be direct

If you withdraw, the army is still yours

I'll stop fighting immediately

What do you think

Brother Trac, don't force me.

This reply,

is what you want to say to all of China?

General Trac

General Tang, forgive me

for not seeing things

He trusts you, admires you

Won't you believe in him?

Let me tell you

If he don't want to be Japan's dog

Then he only got 1 option


Brother, it's not easy, to get to where China is today

Victory is in sight

Brother Trac, I need time

To tell everyone

Give me 7 days

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Gordon Chan

Gordon Chan Kar-Seung (simplified Chinese: 陈嘉上; traditional Chinese: 陳嘉上; pinyin: Chén Jiāshàng), born in 1960, is a Hong Kong film director, writer and producer. His most notable works include Beast Cops, Fist of Legend, Painted Skin, 2000 AD and Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen. In 2011 he announced and launched the productions for Mural, Four Detectives/Four Marshals, and Painted Skin 2. Though for Painted Skin 2 he dropped out as the director and the director's seat was given to Wuershan. His 1996 film First Option was entered into the 20th Moscow International Film Festival. more…

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