"The Convict Killer" a.k.a. (Iron Chain Assassin, Cha chi nan fei, 插翅难飞) (1980)
The Convict Killer, also known as Iron Chain Assassin, Iron Chain Fighter and Griffes d'Acier contre Léopard Noi. A framed kung-fu master (Ti Lung) seeks revenge after 15 years in prison. He survives one attempt on his life after another before the final surprise plot twist! An intriguing, exciting production which weaves mystery and suspense with kung-fu action.
(Synopsis): In early 20th century China, a loner named Ti, armed only with a length of iron chain, seeks a mysterious figure named Lan Fei. He gains an ally in the form of Shang Lin, who wants to learn what Lan Fei knows about the killing of her husband 15 years earlier. Mr. Cho, the town boss offers Ti $5000 to back off, but is turned down. In response, Mr. Cho calls on the Heroic Seven, a team of legendary fighters, to emerge from hiding to take out Ti for not playing by the his heavy-handed self-serving rules.
Starring: Ti Lung, Jason Pai Piao, Cheng Li, Anthony Lau Wing, Cheng Miu, Chiang Nan, Fung King Man, Walter Tso Tat Wah, Chan Chuen
Director: Chu Yuan, Action Director: Tong Gaai, Wong Pau Gei Presenter: Run Run Shaw Language(s): English, Running Time: 88 MINS, DTS: mono, Film Company: Shaw Brothers