Once Upon A Time In China And America (HK 1997)

Rating: ***
Producer: Tsui Hark
Director: Samo Hung
Cast: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Xin Xin Xiong, Richard Ng

Part six of the series takes Wong Fei Hung (played by Jet Li) and company to America where they're celebrating the first year anniversary of their American branch of Po Chi Lam. Not surprisingly, Wong Fei Hung suffers from amnesia after a nasty stagecoach crash and a group of friendly Native Americans take him in. Seeing Wong Fei Hung in braids and Indian garb is alone worth the price of admission, not to mention the Wong Fei Hung theme song with a western flair and Indian chanting in the background. Bizarre at the very least. When he finally does regain his memory, he and the rest of the Chinese immigrants have been framed for a bank robbery and the final showdown pits Wong Fei Hung and Clubfoot (nicknamed Seven?) against a group of mean and dirty cowboys in order to clear their names. Very fun and campy with some embarrassingly bad American talent thrown in for good measure. Fun and energetic fighting, but it all seemed old hat and not very breathtaking. But, Rosamund Kwan looks simply delicious in cowboy gear. Hubba hubba.