Man With The Iron Fists, The (2012) Movie Script

When you forge a
weapon, you need three things.
The right metal, temperatures
over 1,400 degrees,
and someone who wants to kill.
Here in Jungle Village,
we got all three.
Bring out the weapons!
Jungle Village.
A heartless place.
Ruled by many savage clans.
Constantly at war.
Me, I'm just a blacksmith.
Minding my own business.
And biding my time.
I never wanted to
make tools for killing,
but I made the sacrifice
for the woman I love.
Lady Silk.
She's a worker at
the Pink Blossom,
and my only refuge
in this hellhole.
Together, we had decided
to leave this place,
but it turns out that the
universe had other plans.
Fate twisted when Gold Lion,
the mighty leader
of the Lion Clan,
was summoned to
the governor's palace.
The governor gave him a mission
to protect the shipment of gold
that he was sending through Jungle
Village to his troops in the North.
Gold Lion accepted.
He gave his word.
But when it comes to money,
things get funny.
Gold Lion! Gold Lion!
Gold Lion was
betrayed by his own lieutenants,
Silver and Bronze.
Now, the only thing that stood
in their way was Zen Yi,
Gold Lion's favorite son.
But Zen Yi was
about to get the news
that would forever change
all of our destinies.
Chi Chi, I will never
leave your side.
And I will return
immediately home
to ask my father to
arrange our marriage.
Zen Yi! Zen Yi! Zen Yi!
I have terrible news from home.
It's your father.
You said you would
never leave my side.
Master, the horses are ready.
If I don't avenge my father's
death, we'll never be safe.
Brothers, I am truly humbled
to be your new leader.
Now, my Lions, we must
keep Gold Lion's word
to protect the governor's gold.
Our enemies have surely
heard of Gold Lion's death,
and it is my belief that the Wolf
Clan, protectors of the West Gate,
thinking we're vulnerable,
will attack.
Instead of waiting, I say we strike
first and take them by surprise.
Brothers, should we not
wait for Zen Yi to return?
We will definitely
need his strength.
I agree.
You agree?
Are we not the Lions?
Are we not the strongest?
I say we move with
power and strike now!
Put the fire out.
A dozen of these by tonight.
Three days.
Three days?
Why so long?
Hey! Never turn
your back on a wolf.
Or it will bite you in the ass.
For the weapon that you desire,
it's going to take three days.
Unless you want
some shit like that.
Two days or you're dead.
The Chinese have a saying.
"Dangerous men will
meet in our streets."
And so it was.
War raged between the clans,
and that meant pressure on
me to make more weapons.
And as word of
the gold shipment spread,
strangers suddenly appeared
in Jungle Village.
God bless you.
To my illness.
An English gent.
The gentlest.
Are you military?
How long did you
spend in France?
Long enough to recognize
a man of refined tastes.
You've come to the right
place to rest your bones.
Merci, Madame,
but I'm not here for rest.
I should like a private room with a
bath, a view over the main road,
a bottle of that liquor,
and three of your finest.
Only three? Subtle.
Well, to start with.
I don't want to appear greedy.
A man with much chi.
Prepare the South Suite
for our guest.
Please, girls, the gentleman
has just arrived.
Give him a chance to
choose his own pleasures.
Yes, you.
And you.
And her.
Sir, I'm afraid she's
with another customer.
Yes, but it's
the wrong customer.
"Journeys end
with lovers meeting,
"as every wise man's son
doth know."
My dear,
you are about to suffer what no
young lady should have to endure.
I seek no quarrel with you,
my stout fellow.
I am merely trying
to save this damsel
from what would be the most traumatic
experience of her young life.
If you'll excuse us.
It doesn't have to be that way.
It doesn't have to be
that way at all.
My name is Mr. Knife!
You may call me Jack.
I have come to your fine
village for a vacation.
I do not wish to be disturbed!
My lady.
Shall I have the other half of Crazy
Hippo delivered to your suite?
Feed him to your dogs. It
will make them taste better.
I was worried about you.
Bring me some
golden nectar. Quickly.
Darling, what's wrong?
I'll be fine.
Those men are savages.
Why do you work yourself
to death for their sake?
I don't do it for them.
I do it for you.
Another day, another dollar.
Lady Silk was happy, and we were
getting closer to our goal.
Meanwhile, Zen Yi was getting
closer to Jungle Village.
You bring us your
best food and wine.
Master, I think it might
be the crabapples.
Outhouse is back.
Thank you.
Poor X-Blade.
No blades, just an "X."
You'll be joining
your father in hell today.
Who sent you?
Kiss my ring.
Long live Silver Lion.
Mr. Ming is here.
We'll finish this later.
The 10 Rodents
couldn't handle Zen Yi.
you should have sent 20.
The government shipment
is only days away.
Fifty-thousand taels
of gold bullion.
Still, capturing it
won't be easy.
It's being escorted
by the Gemini killers.
If we hit the shipment
and the gold doesn't reach the
northern rendezvous point,
the government will
send in their forces.
And to make matters worse,
the emperor's secret emissary has
been sent here to assist the troops.
And not even I know
what he is capable of.
Or, for that matter, who he is.
Compliments of the house.
How kind.
Is everything to
your satisfaction?
So far, so good.
Shall I send up more girls?
What if I just cut
these ones in half?
If you damage my girls,
I'll damage your boys.
Good God, that hurts.
In a very pleasurable way.
What if I put the
baby's arm inside you?
Must be very good opium.
What are you looking at,
dirty little man?
Now, ladies, let me
have a quick look.
That is a good look.
Wet! You have been a
naughty, naughty girl.
You shall stay
tied up like that
till at least 6:00.
You wanna come?
Right, I think it's time
for some more games. Yeah.
I'll start over here
with the navy.
Things were
heating up in Jungle Village.
I was finishing the weapons
for the Wolves,
while they were
partying to a full moon.
Every dog has its night.
And Zen Yi, the X-Blade,
burning with vengeance,
was just one day away
from our village.
Sounds like company
is approaching.
Smells like Lions.
Zen Yi.
what are you doing here?
We've come to escort you home.
Chan, tie their horses
and bring them drinks.
Yes, master.
Silver Lion is no
longer the same. He's changed.
Your father wanted peace.
Silver Lion wants war.
As I figured,
a sheep in wolf's clothing.
Wolves? More like wet dogs.
You are lucky you only
have one customer.
No need to be jealous.
The Lion Clan killed every
member of the Wolf clan.
They now control the West Gate.
Everyone's so afraid
of these men. Are you?
I'm not afraid.
Well, you should be.
These men are
ruthless and vicious.
Give me my sword and I'll leave this place.
And go where?
Anywhere my hands won't be used
to make tools that kill anyone.
This place is not so bad.
Under the right circumstances
it could be paradise.
Paradise? This place?
Hey, little one.
Another one.
The Gemini killers will arrive with
the governor's gold by sunrise.
Our plans are in place.
We're ready for them.
Well, that leaves
one remaining issue.
Zen Yi.
Mr. Kwon,
so pleased to see you.
Silver Lion.
Brass Body.
It's nice to see
a familiar face.
"The Snake
Charmer." Your best work yet.
Thank you.
However, this nextjob
will not be so easy.
Is that so?
Zen Yi has become a thorn
in the Lion's paw.
That's what happens when you
send mice to do a man's job.
You bring us another trophy,
I'll double it.
Zen Yi's blades will
have no effect on me.
Should we go straight to base?
We'll post up
at the Dragon Inn.
Wakey-wa key, little blossoms.
VVa key-wa key.
Go on.
Now, if you're good,
we can play a game called,
"Let's pretend
we're Catholic."
And I'll see if I can find
the heretic amongst you.
Let's start now.
Master Zen Yi.
My private room, please.
Of course. This way.
Chan, give this to Silver Lion.
And hurry back.
That should satisfy
Madam Blossom.
She will no longer
be your master.
No, she won't.
Thank you.
We should pack our bags and
leave this place immediately.
What's the rush?
Let us have one
last moment here.
Before we go.
Twenty-three, 24, 25.
Why 25?
Well, the earth is 25,000
miles in circumference.
So smart.
Strong hands.
You're so beautiful.
How about we get Madam Blossom
in for a threesome before we go?
Hurry, hurry.
Silver Lion
should be here by now.
He knows we're here, and his tardiness
says more than his presence.
Don't come in!
Don't come in! Stop!
Stop, stop, stop, come back!
you're a dead man.
Well, Gold Lion was dead,
and Zen Yi was
out of commission.
Now, there was all eyes
on the Geminis,
who arrived in town
with the governor's gold.
Their plan was to post up at
Dragon Inn, spend the night,
and continue north.
I've cleared everybody out,
just as you requested.
I'm looking forward to your
famous Cantonese braised ribs.
I knew you would ask.
It's already prepared.
You're still as lovely as ever.
You look beautiful, Jackie.
Like a Chinese warrior.
Me likey.
Master Silver Lion.
I'm sorry,
we're closed for the day.
You are never closed
to the Lion Clan.
Now, where are the Geminis?
Please, no trouble.
Mr. and Mrs. Gemini.
How are they?
Where's your boss, Gold Lion?
he couldn't make it.
What do you want here,
Silver Lion?
You know what we want.
Friends, there's really no need
for your journey to end here.
And by that,
I mean your life journey.
You give us the gold,
we spare you and your men.
And maybe we will invite you to
join us and live like royalty
here in our lovely village.
A dog living in a palace
is still a dog.
And every dog loves
to chase the pussycat.
The Gemini stance.
Poison Dagger.
Where are you?
Come out!
Come out!
No more, no more.
Go. We are closed.
The Lions do this. See
what they did to my inn!
You want Lion?
I cook you Lion.
How would you like it?
Steamed? Deep fried?
Pan fried?
Lion dumpling?
I was hoping for one last dish
of your Emperor Sui Duck.
We haven't prepared
that dish in years.
Seasoned with young basil,
and Yangzi grains.
The dish is for
very special customers.
What kind of Lion is this?
Not Lions. Gemini.
A very pretty one at that.
Such a shame.
The mark of Poison Dagger.
Who in this village would
have access to mercury?
Our blacksmith.
But he's not from here.
His weapons are very dangerous.
I'm only here for the duck.
As if bad
things couldn't get worse,
word got to the governor that
the Lions ambushed the gold.
This enraged him, and he called
in the fierce Jackal troops.
Now, these motherfuckers
had a Gatling gun
and more bullets
than China had rice.
He gave them an order.
If one tael of gold
was missing,
they was to burn Jungle
Village to the ground.
Prepare these herbs.
Why are you helping me?
Because I forged the weapons
that killed your father.
I regret that.
don't avert your energy.
You're not strong yet.
But soon.
And I want to ask you
of one thing.
My blades, they were
destroyed by Brass Body.
I need a new suit of knives.
The X-Blade's
new suit of knives.
The final weapon these
hands would ever forge.
And if he can avenge his
father with these blades,
then my debt to him
will be paid.
And I can grab my girl and get
the fuck out of Jungle Village.
Come back to bed, Jackie.
Some pleasure before business?
You were business.
This is pleasure.
You've got
good taste, Blacksmith.
I always thought that Lady Silk
was the finest of all the girls.
And you've been
monopolizing her.
Tell me where Zen Yi is,
or I promise you, you
will never see her again.
My. This is no way
to treat our guest.
Are we men, or are we beasts?
We are men!
So, my friend, I never got a chance to
thank you for your magnificent weapons.
They were invaluable.
So, it seems you've been working quite
hard these nights. I admire that.
But on what, may I ask?
Go to hell.
Listen, your skills
can be used by us.
You can be a great asset.
If you give up Zen YE and
pledge your allegiance to us,
your troubles will be over.
But, if you refuse, we'll make
sure you never work again.
You are no Gold Lion.
Well, that hurts.
I will ask you one last time.
Blackie, where is Zen Yi?
You shouldn't have done that.
What do you want
to do with his body?
Leave him to the rats.
You're tough as old boots,
Who are you?
You can call me Jack.
I'm the one who saved you
from the reaper.
Not my arms.
No. They're rat food,
I'm afraid.
We're going to have
to cauterize your wounds.
It won't be pleasant.
It won't be pleasant at all.
Quite a sophisticated
operation you have here.
I see you work with mercury.
One more. A large one.
Open your mouth, bite on this.
Take this, take this.
Your wounds are healing
surprisingly quickly.
How do you feel?
Am I assuming correctly
that you made this?
So, how does a man
with your obvious skill
end up in a wretched corner
of the Earth like this?
I spent most of my life in
chains, serving others.
The master of the plantation my family
worked on was dying of consumption.
For 35 years, my mother
served him, nursed him,
slept with him.
And on his deathbed...
Okay, now, what's his name?
Boy, good luck.
You're gonna need it.
Hey, boy, you got
those horseshoes ready?
Didn't you hear? I asked
if them shoes were ready.
Nigger, you can't read.
So you don't know what
this fucking paper means.
It means nothing.
Whoo-hoo! Yeah!
Hey, man!
You're free now, nigger?
- Come and get it! Come and get it.
- Come on. Yeah.
Crawl, nigger, crawl.
Come on, kitty!
- Yeah! Yeah!
- Come on.
Stay down.
Fidgety nigger, ain't he?
Go on, finish him off.
Go on.
Nigger, you're gonna wish
you had never been born.
The nigger killed a white man!
The nigger killed a white man.
What you doing, Jane?
Nothing, sir.
I don't think so.
Your boy's around here?
Long gone.
We'll see.
Run. Run, son, run.
The boat I escaped on sunk.
Everyone was lost at sea.
But somehow...
to disconnect ourselves from
this troublesome world.
Another one.
I strayed from the
path, and I paid the price.
The pendulum of karma
swings both ways.
They made me a cripple.
But if you help me, I will
forge my greatest weapon ever.
As a young mind, we taught
you that, in the beginning,
there was the word.
Yet when man failed
to hear the word,
we were forced
to teach by action.
The chi in your body travels
through the 12 vessels
and builds up in your Dan Tian.
Your triple burners convert
all particles to energy.
By learning to regulate breath
and controlling your chi,
a man is capable
of amazing feats.
If one can find the source
to one's own energy,
he can transmit that energy
to activate inanimate objects.
You and the object
become as one.
It becomes a slave
to your will, your mind.
Your chi.
What are you really here for?
Dear boy, gold.
So, how is your chi now?
Miss Silk, I'd like to thank you and
the blacksmith for your kindness.
The blacksmith, how is he?
The rumor is that he's dead.
Zen Yi.
My friend,
you look pretty good.
For a dead man.
Thanks to him.
Care to join us for dinner?
I hope you don't mind your noodles
a touch on the spicy side.
This is an East Indian
recipe. Very hot.
And here's the secret.
Just a touch of butter.
Just a touch.
A spoon, dear boy.
Baby steps.
Now, might I suggest, given the
nature of our common enemy,
and the numbers we're
about to encounter,
that we come up with a plan?
In fact, our
Jungle wasn't always an outpost.
Rumor has it,
the Fourth Emperor
built a magnificent tomb
for his queen
directly beneath our village.
That's fascinating.
Here. To good fortune.
Good fortune.
Now, when the captain of the Jackals
arrives with his many armed troops,
where do you suppose
he's going to attack?
Well, presumably
the Lions' base.
Exactly, and they'll come not only
for gold, but also for lives.
We see the Madam
is well informed.
My sheets know
every secret in this town.
Gentlemen, we've had dinner.
Now, dessert.
Shall we?
The Fourth Emperor,
a man of imagination.
And I thought lies
were your stock-in-trade-.
Not stock.
Just trade.
What do you have in mind?
You store your gold here,
less the 3% that goes to me,
along with the right to control my
women, my way, as I always have.
One way in, one way out?
Of course.
Three percent is quite steep.
Four percent.
My friend,
better 3% to the madam
than 100% to the Jackals.
All right, we have a deal.
Now, we need a lot of action from
you coming from the South Gate.
Try and make some noise.
We want the others to
think there's an attack.
No problem.
I presume you're coming in from the
chopstick gate in the north here.
And I'll keep the southern gate
locked up until you get there.
About how much time do we have
before the Jackals arrive?
If we don't get
this done before then,
it'll be the end
of the village.
They're moving the gold
to the Blossom's.
I know a secret way.
Of course you do, little mouse.
Can you show us
that secret way?
Change of plans.
Be careful, men.
Not with the gold,
but with yourjewels.
This place is rigged
with many traps
that will make women of you
if you don't respect them.
Yes. Yes.
Rigged with traps?
You must tell.
You may leave us now, Madam.
And thank you.
Goodbye, Madam.
She's quite lovely,
but partnership with this woman
is going to be an issue.
Don't worry.
In the morning, we will
kill all of these whores.
I can't wait.
So generous of your friend,
the governor,
to bestow this
great gift upon us.
You must never underestimate the
power of your enemy, Silver Lion.
You have a notable habit
of celebrating early.
Have your men begun trapping the
Lion base with the explosives?
Yes. They should
be nearly done by now.
When the mighty Jackals
show up there in the morning,
boom, boom,
and bye-bye.
Stop it!
Do not think for a moment
that I enjoy seeing you
forced into any position.
I have been exactly
where you are.
I do not make these demands of you lightly.
Remember, there is a purpose.
The power has always
lain with men.
Yet, it is essential to understand
that power is not theirs by birth.
The nature of power is that it belongs
to no one until it is taken, seized.
Seized through sex, violence.
Men may have
always held the power,
but power is a fickle mistress.
And here in Jungle Village,
the winds of change
are nearly upon us.
Hear me clearly, my darlings,
when I say that our days of shame
and disgrace are nearly over.
Now, back to work.
Dry off, prepare yourselves.
And we'll see
who's left standing,
and who is on their knees.
Come, ladies, you heard Madam.
Brave Lions,
kings of the jungle!
Drink up!
Partake of the women.
Tonight, my friends,
the Pink Blossom is yours.
Do you like it?
Stupid bitch.
Black widow.
This way! This way!
You thief, get out of here!
What was that?
I always take a gun
to a knife fight.
Zen Yi.
Silver Lion.
Come and get me.
Jack Knife.
I thought you were dead.
Reports of my demise were
greatly exaggerated, Dagger.
Well, then. There's
business to be done here.
Not this time, old chap. You
see, I'm on the other side.
Government emissary?
The emperor himself, no less.
Zen Yi.
Tiger style.
I thought your clan
was extinct.
My clan is extinct.
I killed them.
I'm afraid you've come up
a little short, my friend.
Unfortunately, Dagger, the
gears of life move inexorably
in only one direction.
I'm glad to see you've adopted
the philosophies of my people.
Now get me out of here!
Dagger, Dagger, Dagger.
You should have finished
what you started.
That is the difference
between you and me!
I see my jobs
through to the end.
The only difference between you
and me is the poison we use.
It's not a poison.
And it's not a curse.
It is a benefit and a solace
to the hardworking Chinese.
And the occasional Englishman.
I'll see you in hell.
I suppose you will.
Save me a spot by the fire.
I'm to your right.
I'm to your left.
What took you so long?
Got caught up looking at
yourself in the mirror?
Now you die, little brother.
Gold Lion raised you as a son.
Why would you betray us?
This was my time.
My time!
And this is my gold.
Well, here's your gold.
I'm gonna drill you like I
drilled your little whore.
By order of the emperor,
you have five seconds
to bring out the gold,
or we will kill you all.
Colonel Jack C. Wales,
emissary of the emperor.
Everything here
is under control.
My friend, I've lost a father,
but I gained a brother.
No, thank you.
I haven't had this much fun since
we protected the crown in Macau.
The Chinese say,
"Where there is iron,
there is rust."
Well, not anymore.
Jungle Village was clean.
And I'm gonna make sure
that it stays that way.
Chi Chi.
Chi Chi.
Chi Chi! Chi Chi!
Chi Chi.
Chi Chi.
My brother,
I'm in need of
your hands again.