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Hero (1997)

Ma Yong Zhen (original title)
Corey Yuen's remake of Chang Cheh's Boxer From Shantung sees Taiwanese Japanese heart-throb Takeshi Kaneshiro as Ma Wing-jing, a worker from Shantung who rises to the top of the Shanghai triad ladder.

Director:

Corey Yuen

Writer:

Jeffrey Lau (as Ann Gee)
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Cast overview:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Ma Wing Jing (as Wucheng Jin)
Biao Yuen ... Tam See
Jessica Hester Hsuan ... Kim Ling-Tze (as Xuan Xuan)
Wah Yuen ... Ma Tai Cheung
Tak Yuen ... Yeung Seung
Valerie Chow ... Yam Yeung-Tien (as Jialing Zhou)
Corey Yuen ... Uncle Po
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Storyline

Ma Wing Jing and his older brother Ma Tai Chueng arrive in Shanghai to make their fortune at the end of the Qin Dynasty. Be-friending a powerful mobster (Tam Sei) Wing Jing is given his nightclub in return for saving Tam Sei's life. Unfortunately, another Gangster wants the territory a well. Corruption and violence rule the streets as Wing Jing and Tam Sei must battle not only the rival gangs but the corrupt police officials as well. Written by R. L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

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Dangerous Times Make Heroes of Desperate Men

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Crazy Credits

The End Credits state "No Animals were hurt or dead during the making of this film" See more »

Connections

Remake of Boxer from Shantung (1972) See more »

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GREAT action packed movie
15 January 2006 | by misosukisanSee all my reviews

Takeshi is in this, need i say more? Out of all the movies I have seen, this one is the best. The plot is great; it gives you a feeling of being back in the days without actually being in that time frame. The costumes seems authentic enough. The choices for the beggars' clothes to westerner's trousers and shirts seems flawless. Some scenes has some film noir. Some shots are dark with sadness. This film also features a femme fatale. Where there is a femme fatale character, there are love triangles. Also there are classical Chinese comedic scenes. If you like action-gangsta-martial arts type movies, you'll like "Hero." It's also a movie for all age ranges. I would recommend this other movie "The Returner." Starring that movie is also Takeshi.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

17 June 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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