Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.

  1. Tsui Hark

    Director, Writer

  2. Yuen Gai-Chi


  3. Elsa Tang


  4. Edward Leung Yiu-Ming


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jet Li

    Jet Li

    Wong Fei Hung

  2. Yuen Biao

    Yuen Biao

    Leung Foon

  3. Jacky Cheung

    Jacky Cheung

    Buck Teeth So

  4. Rosamund Kwan

    Rosamund Kwan

    Aunt 13

  5. Kent Cheng

    Kent Cheng

    Porky Wing

Full Cast & Crew

Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China



Original Title 黃飛鴻

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 15, 1991


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Cantonese

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget -

Revenue $3,826,459.00



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