Also known as : Yip Man 4 / Ip Man 4: The Finale – Following the death of his wife, Ip Man travels to San Francisco to ease tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, while searching for a better future for his son.
Ip Man 4: The Finale is a 2019 Chinese martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth and final film in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen reprising the role. The film began production in April 2018 and ended in July of the same year. It was released on 20 December 2019.
Set In 1964, following the death of his wife, Ip Man discovers he has throat cancer due to smoking. After his rebellious son Ip Ching fights back against a bully, he gets expelled, and Ip decides to travel to San Francisco, United States to look for a school. His student, Bruce Lee, has upset the local martial arts community in San Francisco by opening a Wing Chun school, teaching the Americans martial arts and writing an English language book on martial arts. He discovers from an associate and his friend, Liang Gen, that a referral letter from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association is needed to enroll into a school. Wan, the president of the Association, refuses to write the letter as Ip does not agree with the grandmasters’ opinions on Lee’s actions. After a brief fight with Wan, he leaves.
While leaving the school after a meeting with the principal, he chances upon the daughter of Wan, Yonah being bullied by a rival cheerleader, Becky. Ip saves her and escorts her home, with Becky accidentally cutting herself with a pair of scissors. Wan accuses Ip of using his daughter to get the letter, and challenges him to a fight for it. The fight is disrupted by an earthquake, and Wan tells Ip they will finish their fight at the upcoming Mid Autumn Festival. Ip refuses, explaining that he merely escorted his daughter home for her safety, and leaves.
Director: Wilson Yip Writers: Tai-lee Chan (screenplay), Hiroshi Fukazawa | 2 more credits » Stars: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Danny Chan Kwok-Kwan | See full cast & crew »